23 | Jan
07:00PM
23 | Jan
07:00PM

concert and discussion

Sam Adler: Building Bridges with Music

The prolific composer and educator Sam Adler, born the son of a cantor in 1928 in Mannheim, Germany, reflects on a life in music in an intimate interview and performance of his chamber works.

Ticket Info: $15 general; $10 LBI/ASJM members, seniors, students at samadler.bpt.me or 800-838-3006


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concert and discussion

03 | Feb
02:00PM
03 | Feb
02:00PM

staged reading

Out of the Depths

“She has beautiful eyes, this woman. And a beautiful face. And she is all day and all night in my thoughts. When I see the sun, I see her. When I see the moon, I see her, I hear her voice in the wind.”

So says Young Ansky in Chaim Potok’s original play, Out of the Depths. Based on the life of Solomon Rappaport (S. Ansky), the play begins in 1920 in a Warsaw rehearsal room where the Vilna Troupe are rehearsing Ansky’s The Dybbuk. Potok transports the audience to various times and locations in Ansky’s life, and against a backdrop of war and revolution, shows us how Ansky’s own life evolved into The Dybbuk. Directed by David Bassuk and introduced by Rena Potok, the performance celebrates the publication of The Collected Plays of Chaim Potok, edited by Rena Potok. A book signing follows the program. 

Chaim Potok (1929-2002) is the author of nine novels, including The Chosen, My Name is Asher Lev, Davita’s Harp, and I Am the Clay. He also wrote Wanderings: Chaim Potok’s History of the Jews as well as Young Adult fiction, children’s books, a collection of novellas, biographies, and numerous essays and short stories. An ordained rabbi, Potok served as a U.S. Army chaplain in Korea. The Collected Plays of Chaim Potok is the first volume of his plays to be published.

Ticket Info: $20 general; $15 seniors; $10 CJH/Partner members, students at potok.bpt.me or 800-838-3006


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About the Speakers:

Rena Potok is a writer, editor, and educator. Her poems, literary translations, and academic essays have appeared in Religion and Literature, The Bryn Mawr Review of Comparative Literature, The Pennsylvania Gazette, and other publications. She is the editor of Hills of Spices: Poetry from the Bible and the 50th anniversary critical edition of The Chosen by Chaim Potok. She is a recipient of a Fiction Fellowship at the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. She teaches English literature, Irish film, and writing at Villanova University, and is completing her first novel.

David Bassuk is Professor of Acting in the Conservatory of Theater Arts at Purchase College, SUNY, School of the Arts. He is a director of many productions, among them Cat’s Cradle: a musical by Kurt Vonnegut; Nadine Gordimer’s July’s People; Chaim Potok’s The Chosen Off-Broadway; and American Camera at Lincoln Center. Recent Purchase Repertory productions include last year’s The Maids, Tales from the Vienna Woods, Master and Margarita, Hedda Gabler, Peer Gynt, Lady Windermere’s Fan, and The Cherry Orchard. He holds an M.F.A. from Southern Methodist University.


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staged reading

10 | Feb
02:00PM
10 | Feb
02:00PM

sephardic music festival: scholar series

International Ladino Day: A Celebration of Words and Music

Celebrate a remarkable language, Ladino (Judeo-Spanish).  Hear clarinetist Danny Elias; author Jane Mushabac; scholar Bryan Kirschen (Binghamton); storyteller Rabbi Nissim Elnecavé; composer Avi Amon on his musical fantasy, Salonika; and Alhambra Sephardic Ensemble, with oud, violin, shawm, dumbek and voices.

Ticket Info: $15 general at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3909171 or 800-838-3006


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sephardic music festival: scholar series

13 | Feb
07:00PM
13 | Feb
07:00PM

concert & multimedia presentation

Andy Statman and Zev Feldman: Klezmer Pioneers Reunited!

This special program reunites the legendary klezmer duo of Andy Statman (clarinet/mandolin) and Walter Zev Feldman (tsimbl/hammered dulcimer) for the first time in 35 years! The evening will include a performance and multimedia presentation celebrating the duo’s work in the 1970s with legendary klezmer clarinetist Dave Tarras and other important immigrant musicians.

Ticket Info: $15 general; $10 YIVO members, students at yivo.org/Klezmer-Pioneers


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concert & multimedia presentation

14 | Feb
07:30PM
14 | Feb
07:30PM

concert

Music in Our Time 2019

The combined choirs of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and the Jewish Theological Seminary present an array of exciting Jewish choral music from noted composers of the 20th century (including some important birthday anniversaries) and their 21st-century colleagues.

Ticket Info: $18 general; $12 AJHS/ASJM/CJH members; $9 seniors, students at bpt.me/3913939 or 800-838-3006


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concert

21 | Feb
07:30PM
21 | Feb
07:30PM

concert

Composer Karol Rathaus and His Circle

A concert of Karol Rathaus’ (1895-1954) chamber music by seven distinguished New York performers, and a roundtable discussion, with Drs. Leon Botstein and Michael Hass, about Rathaus and his circle, whose promising compositional careers were derailed by the Nazis.

Ticket Info: $18 general; $12 AJHS/ASJM/CJH members; $9 seniors, students at bpt.me/3913945 or 800-838-3006


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concert

24 | Feb
06:00PM
24 | Feb
06:00PM

the american sephardi music festival

Tango Shalom

Paboli Zinger and Nicole Murad perform Tango Shalom – Jewish tangos from all over the world!

Join us for more sophisticated Sephardic sounds by world-renowned artists in the Sephardic and world music genres during the 2nd ASF session. Artistic direction by David Serero.

Ticket Info: $20 and up at asfmusicfestival2019.bpt.me or 800-838-3006


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the american sephardi music festival

24 | Feb
08:00PM
24 | Feb
08:00PM

the american sephardi music festival

Cantor Shiree Kidron

Cantor Shiree Kidron – Musical pearls of Sepharad

Join us for more sophisticated Sephardic sounds by world-renowned artists in the Sephardic and world music genres during the 2nd ASF session. Artistic direction by David Serero.

Ticket Info: $20 and up at asfmusicfestival2019.bpt.me or 800-838-3006


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the american sephardi music festival

25 | Feb
08:00PM
25 | Feb
08:00PM

the american sephardi music festival

Azerbaijan Evening – In memory of the Khojaly Massacre

Jefrrey Werbock – Classic music from Azerbaijan. World-renowned Azerbaijani music master.

Join us for more sophisticated Sephardic sounds by world-renowned artists in the Sephardic and world music genres during the 2nd ASF session. Artistic direction by David Serero.

Ticket Info: $20 and up at asfmusicfestival2019.bpt.me or 800-838-3006


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the american sephardi music festival

26 | Feb
08:00PM
26 | Feb
08:00PM

the american sephardi music festival

Journey in Jideo-Arabic Songs

Moroccan Star Rachid Halihal and His Andalusian Orchestra – Journey in Jideo-Arabic Songs from Andalusia to Moroccan classics.

Join us for more sophisticated Sephardic sounds by world-renowned artists in the Sephardic and world music genres during the 2nd ASF session. Artistic direction by David Serero.

Ticket Info: $20 and up at asfmusicfestival2019.bpt.me or 800-838-3006


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the american sephardi music festival