Latest Jewish music Stories

2014-08-06 16:26:12

Special celebrates the extraordinary artistic world of Eastern European Jewish music, or in the words of Itzhak Perlman, "chicken soup for the soul" NEW YORK, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman and renowned cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot join forces for a musical exploration of liturgical and traditional works in new arrangements for both chamber orchestra and klezmer settings on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, airing Thursday, August 28 at 9 p.m....

2013-11-07 23:25:03

Appy Holidays, a company dedicated to educational iPad application, has launched Appy Chanukah - an iPad app that provides a comprehensive, fun and educational experience to kids ages 2-8, who are learning about Chanukah, the Festival of Lights. (News Source: Appy Holidays). Tenefly, NJ (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Last week Appy Holidays launched a new, content rich and comprehensive iPad application that teaches our youngsters all about Chanukah, called Appy Chanukah. The iPad app’s goal...

2010-11-25 00:00:37

Jewish animation studio G-dcast (rhymes with podcast) shares its new Chanukah family cartoon, PLUS, 8 fun ways to bring the Festival of Lights to life. Chanukah comes "early" this year - right after Thanksgiving - giving families the chance to celebrate the holiday as a special experience completely distinct from "the other December holiday." But what's the meaning of Chanukah apart from presents and menorahs and latkes? G-dcast is an animation studio that has brought the story of Chanukah...

2010-01-21 08:30:00

"Jewish Artists for Haiti" Benefit Concert To Raise Thousands Jan. 28th NEW YORK, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jewish organizations throughout New York are responding to the urgent needs of Haiti earthquake victims. On January 28th at 7 pm, The Jewish Artists for Haiti Benefit Concert sponsored by Manhattan-based Workmen's Circle and The New Yiddish Repertory Theater will bring together more than 30 leading Jewish artists in a three-hour concert at the Upper West Side's Stephen Wise...

2008-09-17 15:00:23

By RUTHIE BLUM LEIBOWITZ 'While 'Hatikva' may not the greatest piece of music," says Zamir Chorale Foundation founder and director Matthew (Mati) Lazar, "the power one feels singing it is undeniable." The long-time conductor and ardent Zionist goes on to ask rhetorically: "Who else but our people would have their national anthem in a minor key?" Here last month to conduct members of his Zamir Chorale and Shirah Choir, as well as a large group of individual singers from across the...

2008-09-04 15:00:22

By BARRY DAVIS Later this month, an historic event will take place in Vienna. While it is hardly likely to make the world sit up and take note, the first festival devoted to Jewish and Israeli music ever held in Austria is certainly a laudable milestone. "When I took up this post around a year ago, I decided I wanted to have a festival here each year devoted to a different culture," says Bernhard Kerres, CEO of the Wiener Konzerthaus in Vienna. "It was also clear to me that the...

2008-07-27 15:00:30

By Margaret Bikman, The Bellingham Herald, Wash. Jul. 27--Wendy Marcus, a 1972 Sehome High School graduate, will entertain people with descriptions of her launching of the Seattle literary review "Drash: Northwest Mosaic." Question: What is "drash," and why might it be meaningful for both Jews and non-Jews? Answer: Drash is a Hebrew word that translates best as "a telling, or a word -- as in 'I'd like a word with you.'" Jews have always valued the written word and its revelatory nature....

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