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Jewish Music for Selichos

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  • Gili Houpt
    Dear Friends, This weekend Ashkenazim begin the practice (Sephardim have been doing it all month) of saying the special selichos prayers, urging us along the
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 22, 2005
      Dear Friends,

      This weekend Ashkenazim begin the practice (Sephardim have
      been doing it all month) of saying the special selichos prayers,
      urging us along the process of tshuva - return to our true potential
      of goodness, fixing all the mistakes we've made over the course of
      the year, preparing us for the Awesome Days to come in the next few
      weeks. May the music inspire us to embark on this difficult journey
      of honest introspection and self-improvement!

      Thursday Sep 22 at 8-11pm concert to benefit victims of
      Hurricane Katrina at Yeshiva University: Weissberg Commons, 2495
      Amsterdam Ave. Featuring Jeremy Gaisin's Midnite Remedy, Omek
      HaDavar, and Ner Tamid (A new a cappella group). Suggested
      donation: $10. http://midniteremedy.com

      Also Sep 22 at 8 pm an evening of preparation for chazzanim
      and baaley tefilah, at the Jewish Center, 131 w. 86th St. Featuring
      lectures by Cantor Bernard Beer, Cantor Abraham Weingarten, Dr. Peak
      Woo MD, and moderated by Cantor Benny Rogosnitzky. Cost: $25. Info
      and tickets: 718-851-3226 or http://cantorsworld.com

      Also Sep 22 at 9pm Chai Elul farbrengen in Washington
      Heights, at 501 w189 #5F

      Also Sep 22 at 8pm, AFRO-SEMITIC EXPERIENCE with special
      guest Frank London, Days of Awe concert. At The JCC in Manhattan,
      334 Amsterdam Ave at 76 St. Call 646-505-4444 and see

      Also Sep 22 at 9pm Yosi Piamenta's Heavenly Jams Band
      performing at Mexicali Blues Cafe, 1409 Queen Anne Rd in Teaneck,
      NJ. Age: 21+ Tickets: $15. More info, call 201-833-0011 and see

      Also Sept 22 @8pm, Soul Searching, a new Jewish musical play
      at Theater for the New City, 155 First Ave btwn 9th and 10th St.
      The show follows the comedic and poignant plight of a single Jewish
      woman in NYC as she struggles to find her match and find her true
      spiritual place in the world. With music and lyrics by Avi
      Kunstler, along with a 4-piece rock band. Tickets: $15.
      Performances every Thurs @8 PM, Sat @9:30 PM, and Sun @3PM & 7:30PM
      thru Oct 2. More info: call 212-254-1109 and see
      **NOTE: See Below

      Tomorrow, Friday, Sept 23 at 6:45pm I'll be the guest
      chazzan at Ohav Sholom, 270 W84th St. between Broadway and West End
      Ave. Come join me as we rock the place out to receive the Shabbos

      Also Sept 23, 9:30PM-12:30AM Community-Wide Oneg with Tikvat
      Yisrael, KOE and Darchei Noam, at the JCC in Manhattan, 334
      Amsterdam Ave (W76 St), 7th Fl (a shabbat elevator will be
      available). Spend Shabbat evening with Jews from across the
      religious spectrum, with games, meditation and learning
      opportunities, and a special performance by a cappella group
      Tizmoret. Price: FREE. More info: http://tikvatyisrael.org

      Also Sept 23 Madraigos presents Judah Roth, the Carlebach
      Chazan of Brooklyn, leading a Carlebach davening in the Five Towns,
      followed by dinner by reservation. At Cong Beth Sholom, 390
      Broadway, in Lawrence. Cost of dinner: $26 per person. More info:
      718-471-7137 or madraigos@... or see

      Saturday Sept 24 at 9am I'll be leading the davening at
      Congregation Ramath Orah, 550 W110 St, between Broadway and
      Amsterdam. Shabbat afternoon at the shul, following mincha (5:55pm)
      I'll be speaking and singing at a spiritual seduah shlishit (3rd
      Shabbat meal). Then say good-bye to Shabbat with a musical
      havdallah at 7:40pm. More info: 212-222-2470 or

      Later Saturday night at 10pm I'll be leading the selichos
      service at Kehilat Rayim Ahuvim (KRA), 241 W72nd Street, 2nd Fl.
      Festive dessert reception to follow. More info:

      Also Sept 24, at 10 pm Seth Nadel performs a pre-Selichos
      Concert at Mount Kisco Hebrew Congregation, 15 Stewart Pl. Join
      Seth for some inspiring words and music in preparation for the Days
      of Awe. Free Admission. More info: 914-242-7460, http://mkhc.org

      Also Sept 24, 9-10:30pm Yehuda Glantz in concert at the NJ
      Jewish Music Festival: Congregation Etz Chaim, 365 East Mount
      Pleasant Ave. in Livingston, NJ. Glantz plays 14 different
      instruments, including charrango, tarbuka, pincuyo as well as the
      guitar, violin and keyboard, to fuse hot Latino rhythms with Jewish
      soul music, new age, rock-n-roll, and traditional Hasidic melodies.
      Cost: $25; students: $22. Concert followed by selichos. Info: 973-
      530-3444 and http://yehudaglantz.com

      Also Sept 24 at 7pm Modular Moods introduces the Styles of
      the East, w/ Michal Cohen, Sarah Aroeste, & Eyal Maoz's Edom group
      (with dj handler). At Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St. Cost: $15.
      More info, call 212-539-8777 and see http://oyhoo.com
      *NOTE: See Below

      Also Sep 24 at 9:15PM PEY DALID in concert at the Carlebach
      Shul, 305 W79 St between Riverside & West End Ave. Admission: $20
      (includes refreshments). Concert followed by pre-Selichos Drasha w/
      Rabbi Naftali Citron at 12:15AM, and Selichos w/ Reb Yehuda Green at
      12:45AM. Info: 212-721-SHUL or

      Also Sept 24 at 9pm, concert followed by Selichot Services
      and Hurricane Katrina Benefit, with the Afro-Semitic Experience,
      Frank London and Cantor Erik Contzius, at Temple Israel of New
      Rochelle, 1000 Pinebrook Blvd. Info: 914-235-1800 or

      Sunday, Sept 25 11am-9pm Jewzapalooza, the culmination of
      the NY Jewish Music & Heritage Festival, in Riverside Park at 72nd
      St. Featuring: JUEZ, Aviv Geffen, Joshua Nelson & Kosher Gospel
      Singers, Blue Fringe, Golem, Pharaoh's Daughter, Soulfarm, and
      Israeli jazz great Avishai Cohen. Expected audience: 10,000!! Also
      kosher food and wine. To volunteer: Dalia@... or 212-608-
      0555. MOST IMPORTANT: there will be a stem cell drive at the Gift
      of Life Foundation booth, to save the life of Tali Trager. To
      donate to this worthy cause, email ettwile@... and for the whole
      story see http://www.jewishhartford.org/content_display.html?
      **NOTE: See Below

      Also Sept 25 the annual Chabad telethon, this year raising
      money to support Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, in addition to
      all the incredible Chabad activities all over the world. Tune in to
      the great Jewish music all day on WLNY Channel 55 or live on the
      web: http://tolife.com

      Also Sept 25, 11-5pm is the Five Towns Community Chest Fair,
      in Cedarhurst Park. Contact 516-374-5800 or CAROLSBOYS@...

      Sunday-Tuesday, Sep 25-27 Yehuda Glantz (see above) has some
      available slots for concerts, and I'm helping him book some gigs.
      If interested, contact me at 646-706-3076 or email me at
      houpt@... (just reply to this message). Yehuda's beautifully
      moving song "Nafshi" was used for a video with footage from the
      recent Disengagement. Very painful to watch, but so important to
      see what really happened there. Download it from my website:

      Monday, Sept 26, 7-10pm MJE presents the weekly Monday Nite
      Lounge, 131 W86 St 10th Flr. This week Pre Rosh Hashana Lecture,
      and concert by the Rimonim: Rich Mansour, Jonathan Taub, Mike
      Weschler, Larry Cohen, Jason Horowitz. Admission: $10 (sushi,
      wraps, drinks and dinner). Info: 212- 787-9533 and

      Also Sep 26, and every Monday at 8:30PM Andy Statman plays
      the weekly Jewish bluegrass at the Greenwich Village Synagogue, 53
      Charles St near W4 St. Suggested donation: $10 (includes
      refreshments). For more info call the shul at 212-242-6425 or see

      Also Sep 26, and every Monday at 8PM, the Off-Broadway "A
      Match Made In Manhattan, The Interactive Jewish Wedding
      Experience." At The Center for Jewish Discovery, 199 W19 St, at 7th
      Ave. Join in for the 'shmorg', the 'chupah', dancing, comedy, and
      the drama of it all. Tickets: $65 (includes wine and 3-course
      gourmet meal by The Village Crown). Info: 201-567-6664 and

      Tuesday, Sept 27 @ 8pm, Shirah NYC - Israeli Music: Sing
      along to Israeli hits with song lyrics displayed on a large screen,
      while being accompanied by a singer and live band. At Makor, 35
      West 67th St (bet. Columbus & CPW) Tickets: $25. For more info: 212-
      415-5500 and http://www.makor.org
      **NOTE: See Below

      Thursday, September 29, doors open 8:30 pm, music starts
      9:15 pm - Average Mo, featuring Mo Shapiro (guitar, vocals), Ariella
      Levy (vocals), Brian Gelfand (keys, vocals), Dave Solomon
      (bass), "Mad" Mike Cullens (drums), and special solo set by
      Lewis. At The Parlour, 250 W86 St (Between B'way & West End).
      Cover: $6 + one drink suggested minimum. See http://momuzic.com
      *NOTE: See Below

      Friday Sept. 30 at 7pm MJE East Side kicks off their new
      weekly Shabbat program, featuring cocktails, light Shabbat dinner,
      and a rocking Friday night service, for young professionals in their
      20s and 30s. At 5th Ave Synagogue, 5 E62 St (between Fifth &
      Madison). Info: 212- 787-9533 and

      Saturday, October 1, the Old Broadway Synagogue is having a
      Kiddush Luncheon with Rabbi Mordechai Prager, Sgan Rosh of the West
      Side Kollel, speaking on The Meaning behind the Music of the
      Shofar. All are welcome. At 15 Old Broadway, half-block east of
      Broadway, between 125 & 126 St. Within the boundaries of the
      Eiruv! Info: 212-662-9767 or http://geocities.com/oldbroadway_shul

      Sunday, Oct 2 at 3PM & 7:30PM, final performances for Soul
      Searching, a Jewish musical play running for just one month in NY.
      See above (Sep 22) for more info.

      Wednesday, October 12 at noon, the AFRO-SEMITIC EXPERIENCE
      at Pace University, 861 Bedford Road, in Pleasantville. Info: 914-
      773-3775 or http://chevan.addr.com

      Thursday October 20, 1PM–7PM, the Queens Chol Hamoed
      Festival, featuring a free concert with Avraham Rosenblum and
      Diaspora, Piamanta, Pey Dalid, Yerachmiel, the Nochi Krohn Band, and
      the astounding magic of Marc Levine. At Cunningham Park, 196th St
      and Union Turnpike. Suggested donation: $10 - proceeds to the One
      Israel Fund. Refreshments will be served (a Succah will be
      available). Bring beach chairs and/or blankets for added comfort.

      Sunday, October 23 at 4pm, the AFRO-SEMITIC EXPERIENCE, at
      Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St, in Cheshire, CT. Info: 203-
      272-2246 or http://chevan.addr.com

      Sunday, October 24, 7:30-10:30PM Hoshanah Rabbah Concert
      featuring the music of Yerachmiel, at the Carlebach Shul, 305 W79 St
      between Riverside & West End Ave. Admission: $15. Following
      concert, reading of Sefer Dvarim at 11 PM, Open to the public.
      Info: 212-721-SHUL or

      Have a good Shabbos!

      Gili Houpt

      *NOTE: For all the above events so noted, the issue of Kol Isha may
      apply; consult your local Rabbinic authority for more info, and see
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