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Music

  • Isaac Bashevis Singer’s Yiddish works are now available  online

    By jwadmin on August 7, 2018
    AMHERST, Mass.–The Yiddish Book Center has announced that it has made Isaac Bashevis Singer’s Yiddish works free and available online through the Yiddish Book Center’s Steven Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library. The Yiddish originals were never widely distributed and often differ significantly from their more familiar English versions, which Singer reworked for an American audience. The availability of these works was […]
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  • Soprano Rachel Wagman to present benefit concert for T.I. Catskill Cemetery

    By jwadmin on July 31, 2018
    CATSKILL–Rachel Wagman will perform a concert on Sunday, Aug.12, at 2 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre, 6050 Main St. (Route 23-A), Tannersville, to benefit the Temple Israel of Catskill Cemetery Fund. Wagman is a graduate of Catskill High School, and a student at SUNY Fredonia where she majors in voice performance. Her choral experience there varies from opera to pop and jazz, […]
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  • Shlock Rock Concert to feature Jewish rock and roll; part of Saratoga Jewish Cultural Fest

    By jwadmin on July 31, 2018
    SARATOGA SPRINGS–Congregations Shaara Tfille and Temple Sinai will host a Shlock Rock Concert, open to the community, on Sunday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m. in Filene Hall at Skidmore College, North Broadway, Saratoga Springs. Internationally recognized American-Israeli rock band Shlock Rock will perform parodies of pop-rock secular songs and original rock songs in Hebrew and English. According to organizers, Shlock […]
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  • Billy Joel says the night he wore a yellow star was one of his most memorable concerts

    By jwadmin on July 25, 2018
    By GABE FRIEDMAN NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Most artists would see playing one concert at New York’s Madison Square Garden as a crowning achievement. Billy Joel has now done it 100 times. Before and after his recent  landmark show at the “World’s Most Famous Arena,” the native Long Islander gave a series of interviews about his legacy. In one with CBS News, […]
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  • Temple Israel Herman and Libbie Michaelson Early Childhood Center opens The Musical Garden

    By jwadmin on July 17, 2018
    ALBANY – The Herman and Libbie Michaelson Early Childhood Center at Temple Israel in Abany has announced the recent dedication of its musical garden. The garden was created in memory of Micki Groper and Ken Tarler. The music garden at Temple Israel is a newly-created, outdoor play area that combines music with the previously established vegetable garden. According to Temple […]
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  • Rock star Perry Farrell is a “love-bavitcher”

    By jwadmin on June 27, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — Most rock music lovers know Perry Farrell as the charismatic frontman of the band Jane’s Addiction. Others know him as the guy who started the popular Lollapalooza music festival. Hardcore fans might know that he was born Peretz Bernstein to a Jewish family, and that he has been one of the more prominent celebrity adherents of Kabbalah, […]
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  • Jay-Z’s cites Jewish sixth-grade teacher as inspiration

    By jwadmin on June 8, 2018
    By CHARLES DUNST NEW YORK CITY (JTA) – Shawn Carter, better known today as the rapper and business mogul Jay-Z, came of age in Brooklyn’s underprivileged Marcy Projects housing complex. And yet, within the walls of neighborhood public school I.S. 318, Carter flourished, finding refuge in words. He has talked throughout the years about his connection with a beloved sixth-grade teacher who inspired him, […]
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  • Temple Israel of Catskill slates klezmer-jazz fusion concert

    By jwadmin on May 30, 2018
    CATSKILL–Temple Israel of Catskill, the only Reform Jewish congregation in Columbia and Greene Counties will present an evening of klezmer music by Paul Greene and the Two Worlds Band on Friday, June 22, at 7 p.m. Temple Israel is located at 220 Spring St. According to organizers, Paul Greene, clarinetist, sometimes called the “go-to guy for Jewish music,” combines jazz and […]
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  • Clifton Park JWC slates annual gala; Rus Wallen to be featured

    By jwadmin on May 23, 2018
    CLIFTON PARK –The 10th annual Jewish Women’s Gala (JWC) of the Clifton Park Chabad will feature Rus Devorah (Darcy) Wallen  as a presenter at a  buffet brunch, Sunday, June 3. The 11 a.m. brunch entitled “Eat. Pray. Love.” is for women. It will be held at The Hyatt Place, 20 State Farm Pl., Malta. Wallen earned a bachelor’s degree in  music education from […]
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  • Barzilai of Israel wins Eurovision song contest

    By jwadmin on May 16, 2018
    NEW YORK CITY (JTA) — For the fourth time in its four decades of participating in the Eurovision song contest, Israel has won the international competition. The song “Toy” by Netta Barzilai, 24, secured Israel’s victory at the Eurovision contest this year at the Finals Saturday in Lisbon, Portugal. The victory means Israel will host the event next year. Barzilai’s song […]
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