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  • Gili Houpt
    Dear Friends, We just celebrated Rosh Chodesh Nisan, the first day of the Springtime month, when the Jewish people were redeemed from Egyptian slavery, and in
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 31, 2006
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      Dear Friends,

      We just celebrated Rosh Chodesh Nisan, the first day of the
      Springtime month, when the Jewish people were redeemed from Egyptian
      slavery, and in which, our sages tell us, we shall witness the
      Ultimate Redemption. All of nature wakes up after the long winter
      slumber and starts singing to the Holy One. May we too be awakened
      from our spiritual slumber and break into spontaneous song, just as
      our ancestors did 3,318 years ago upon witnessing the great miracles
      of the Exodus!

      This Shabbat, March 31 at 6pm The Carlebach Congregation of
      Teaneck is kicking off with a shabbaton Friday night at the Rodda
      Center, 250 Colonial Rd, and Saturday 8:30am at 115 Johnson Ave
      (while still looking for a permanent location). Memberships and
      sponsorships available. More info: 212-726-2390 or sjbrodsky@...

      Saturday, April 1 at 9pm Aish Kodesh presents a special
      evening of music featuring Aron Razel, Shlomo Katz, and Ari Boiangiu
      playing songs from his new CD: Rosh Ashmurot. LOCATION CHANGED: at
      the Young Israel of Lawrence Cedarhurst (corner of Broadway and
      Spruce Street in Lawrence). Cost: $20, students: $15, at the door.
      Separate Seating Only. http://boyandjew.com http://aishkodesh.org

      Also Apr 1 at 8:30pm great night of Jewish music and comedy,
      at the Young Israel of Hewlett (1 Piedmont Avenue in Hewlett, Long
      Island). Featuring SKULL KAP, playing Jewish standards and original
      Jewish music with a hard rock style. Comedy by Jay Eram (winner of
      the Jewish Comedian of the Year) and open mic comedy contest.
      Admission: $8 (to benefit the shul's Moas Chittim fund). Any comics
      who would like to perform contact Richie Borah at 516-448-6069 or
      richborah@...

      Also Apr 1 @9:30pm Pre Passover Spring Music Festival with
      Pey Dalid performing at 11pm. In Brooklyn (off the Q train), at the
      NEW Global Showcase Center, 1002 Quentin Rd (btwn Ave P & Kings Hwy)
      on the corner of E10 St. Cost: $12 at the door - Food and Drink
      Available! More info: call 212-591-1200 http://peydalid.com

      Also Apr 1 at 9:15PM is the 14th Annual Chasidic Festival at
      the HES - Hebrew Educational Society, in the Mill Basin/Canarsie
      neighborhood of Brooklyn: 9502 Seaview Ave. Featuring Izzy Kieffer
      of Reality Shock singing the song "Ashira La'hashem" which he wrote
      for Sandy Shmuely. Also featuring Avrahm Pengas, Shlomo Haviv, Gadi
      Elon, and Yancaleh Barris among others. More info: call 718-241-3000
      x31 or see http://realityshock.org

      Sunday, Apr 2 at 7:30pm the Stern College for Women's second
      annual Musical Revue Showcase, women's-only performance, at the
      Schottenstein Cultural Center, 239 E34 St. Tickets: $14; students:
      $7. Proceeds to benefit Magen David Adom and Sharsheret, helping
      young Jewish women with breast cancer.

      Also April 2, at 1pm Ken Ovitz presents the monthly fun and
      creative Israel Seder Experience, at The Sociometric Institute, 19
      W34 St, Suite 808. As we get closer to Israel Independence Day,
      explore the different phases of Jewish history and celebrate their
      connection to the land and modern government of Israel, while eating
      symbolic foods. Featuring live music by Jeremy Gaisin of Midnite
      Remedy. RSVP: 917-609-7056 or http://israelseder.com
      http://midniteremedy.com

      Also Apr 2 at 3pm & 7:30pm Soul Searching, a Jewish musical
      about a single Jewish woman struggling to find her match and her true
      spiritual place in the world. At The Times Square Arts Center: The
      Laugh Factory, 669 8th Avenue b/w 42nd and 43rd St. With music and
      lyrics by Avi Kunstler . Every Thurs @8PM, Sat @9PM, and Sun @3PM &
      7:30PM. Tickets: $30 (recipients of this music list receive $5
      discount online with promotion code "yahoo") call 212-352-3101 or
      http://blackboxe.com
      **NOTE: See Below

      Monday, April 3, 8:30-10:30PM Andy Statman, world renowned
      master on both clarinet and mandolin, plays his weekly Jewish
      bluegrass night. And every Thursday 8:30-10:30PM Music of the
      Mystics. At the Greenwich Village Synagogue, 53 Charles St near W4
      St. Suggested donation: $10 (includes refreshments). More info: call
      the shul at 212-242-6425 or see http://andystatman.org

      Also April 3, at 7:30pm the 2-day Stern Musical Revue
      Showcase continues. See info from Sunday above.

      Tuesday, April 4, 6-6:45pm auditions for NASHIR!/The
      Rottenberg Chorale, a coed Jewish concert choir, at the Abraham
      Goodman House, 129 W67 St (between Broadway and Amsterdam). Join
      this amateur ensemble dedicated to performing a wide range of Jewish
      repertoire, at their annual concert in Merkin Concert Hall on Sunday,
      June 18, and maybe other performances. Candidates should sight-sing
      proficiently or have extensive choral experience and an excellent
      ear. More info and to schedule an audition, call Ben at 201-386-0444.

      Wed, Apr 5, at 8pm, Yoel Ben-Simhon & Sultana Ensemble
      perform along with Smadar, as part of Feria Artística (Artists'
      Fair), the week-long inaugural celebration of Latino Jewish art and
      culture, at Makor, 35 W67 St. Cost: $12. More info: 212.415.5500 or
      http://makor.org/feriaartistica
      **NOTE: See Below

      Thursday, April 6 at 9pm upstairs grunge lounge of the
      Millinery Shul, on W38 St @6th Ave. Still in the planning stages and
      lineup has yet to be finalized, but will probably include Pesach
      Chaim with life-altering spiritual thrash, and White Shabbos
      performing Jewish Reggae Country Punk. More info:
      http://myspace.com/sustainable

      Also April 6 at 7pm the Open-mic of Universal Language, with
      Naqshon's Leap: tabla drummer Gurnam Singh, bassist Alvin Harrison,
      drummer Shawn Hill (P-Funk), and Jason Caplan on guitar. At YM&YWHA
      of Washington Heights and Inwood, 54 Nagle Avenue ("A" train to 190
      St, exit at Bennett, walk to Broadway and cross to Nagle). All are
      invited to perform with Naqshon's Leap, all styles encouraged: blues,
      jazz, klezmer, funk, etc, speaking the universal language of music
      (no singing). To perform, email info@..., or sign-up when
      you arrive. Admission: $10 at the door. http://nycbridge.com

      Also April 6 at 6pm The Abraham Fund Initiatives 13th annual
      Benefit, honoring Jewish & Arab Israeli coexistence activists.
      Cocktails & Silent Auction followed by dinner & Musical Performance
      (dietary laws observed; festive attire). Featuring: Shlomo Gronich,
      Lubna Salame and the Adamai Ensemble, an ethnically mixed ensemble.
      At Capitale, 130 Bowery, (between Broome & Grand). TICKETS: $200 for
      young professionals age 30 and under ($650 general tickets). More
      info: call 212-621-7770 x220 or see http://abrahamfund.org

      Saturday, April 8, a full night of eclectic Jewish music at
      Makor, 35 W67 St (between Columbus and Central Park West). At 8pm,
      Recital of Traditional Sephardic and Ladino folk songs, as part of
      Feria Artística (see above) - $10. Then at 9:30pm Neshama Carlebach
      and Blue Fringe - $15. Finally, at 11:45pm, Chavlaz: Israeli Hip Hop
      with dj handler & Y-Love $8 in advance (email rsvp@...);
      $10 at the door. More info: call 212-415-5500 http://makor.org
      http://modularmoods.com http://neshamacarlebach.com
      **NOTE: See Below

      Sunday, April 9, at 9pm Sway Machinery with special guest DJ
      Ori Kaplan, at Zebulon, in Williamsburg: 258 Wythe Ave, btwn N3 &
      Metropolitan (L subway to Bedford). More info: call 718.218.6939
      http://swaymachinery.com http://zebuloncafeconcert.com

      Also April 9 at 4pm, the AFRO-SEMITIC EXPERIENCE in concert,
      at the Queens Museum of Art in Flushing Meadows Park. For more call
      718-592-9700 and see http://chevan.addr.com

      Wednesday, April 12 and Thursday, April 13 are the two Seder
      nights, so get ready to sing your mah nishtana! If you would like to
      join a seder, there are many great options at shuls around the city.
      Congregation Ramath Orah (at 550 W110 St @Broadway) is participating
      in NJOP's Passover Across America, specially suited for Jews of all
      backgrounds who want to learn more about the Passover experience.
      Cost: $75 ($36 per child) if reservation is postmarked or emailed by
      April 1, afterwards: $100 ($50 per child). More info: 212-222-2470
      or http://ramathorah.org

      Wednesday, April 19, the 7th day Pesach, Jonathan Zimet is
      planning his annual Shir Hashirim Singathon on the Upper West Side,
      an informal get-together featuring songs of every genre: folk,
      ethnic, modern, & choral, with words from King Solomon's Song of
      Songs. But he needs some help to put it together, so if you can
      offer assistance in cleaning, cooking or preparing music, contact him
      at jdz@...

      Thursday, April 20 at 6PM the Carlebach Shul has a free
      ceremonial Moshiach Meal following Mincha, with grape juice and
      matzah, singing and divrei Torah, to usher out the Passover holiday
      and prepare for the imminent Redemption. At 305 W79 St. More info:
      212-580-2391 or http://carlebachshul.org

      Jewish Music Album of the Week: Aaron Razel's fourth
      collection of original songs, "Shir Tzion (Song of Zion),"
      demonstrates his amazing versatility as a musician, composer and
      lyricist. Classically trained at the Jerusalem Music Academy and
      influenced by Shlomo Carlebach, Aaron explores new terrains of Jewish
      music, from his jazzy arrangements on "Ayelet Hashahar" and the
      techno "Min Hameizar" to the Eastern rhythms of "Kah Ribon" skipping
      a beat to weave verse and chorus into a single tapestry. His
      original lyrics are especially powerful: "Pit'om Adam Nolad (A Man is
      Born)," a recursive poem about the circle of life, and "Mincha," an
      ode to growing up in an ancient Israeli neighborhood, sung in his
      classic Razel rap style. The hopeful "Rutz bein Atzei haZayit (Run
      through the Olive Trees)" combines African rhythms and chants with
      the Irish sounds of bouzouki and flute. Pick up the CD at Aaron's
      concert Saturday night (last stop on his US tour before going back to
      Israel) or order it online: http://listen.to/razel
      http://pirsumeinisa.com/razel.html

      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
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NYCJewishMusic/links/k_001127134606
    • Gili Houpt
      Dear Friends, Tomorrow is Shabbos Hachodesh, when we announce in synagogue the new month of Nisan, which begins this Monday night, Mar 19. We celebrate the
      Message 2 of 2 , Mar 16, 2007
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        Dear Friends,

        Tomorrow is Shabbos Hachodesh, when we announce in synagogue the new month of Nisan, which begins this Monday night, Mar 19. We celebrate the beginning of Spring and remember how the Jewish people were redeemed from Egyptian slavery. All of nature wakes up after the long winter slumber and breaks out in song, so too we celebrate with music and singing just as our ancestors did 3,319 years ago upon witnessing the great miracles of the Exodus!

        ------- FRIDAY, MARCH 16
        6:45pm the Carlebach Congregation of Teaneck presents chazan vituoso Zev Guttman for this week's Friday night davening. Saturday davening 8:30am. Both at the Teplow family, 95 Edgemont Place. Experienced youth group leaders will lead 2 children's groups, divided by age. Kiddush to follow Shabbos morning. Call for a ride Friday afternoon: 201-708-6629 or see http://carlebachteaneck.com

        6:45pm Carlebach shul of Passaic, NJ: get uplifted and welcome Shabbat with Rav Shlomo Carlebach's beautiful niggunim. Davening led by Rafi Kupferman. At the Schwadron family, 300 Pennington Ave. Please bring your siddur. Info: 973.773.8286 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/carlebachpassaic

        7PM monthly Shabbos-Mevarchim Minyan in Riverdale presents Kabbalat Shabbat at the Schorsch's, 5040 Arlington Ave @252nd St. Info: 718-549-6477 http://groups.google.com/group/Shabbos-Mevarchim-Minyan-Riverdale


        ------- SATURDAY, MARCH 17
        9AM monthly Shabbos-Mevarchim Minyan in Riverdale, at the Rosenthals, 4645 Delafield Ave. Bring a nusach Sfard siddur. Childcare available. http://groups.google.com/group/Shabbos-Mevarchim-Minyan-Riverdale

        7:45PM Melava Malka in Riverdale, NY: "escort the Shabbos Queen" with Havdalah and a bouquet of songs and stories. With Mattisyahu Brown (songwriter and cantor of the Soho Synagogue) & Rachel Ravitz (sacred storyteller in the tradition of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach). At the home of the Schorsch family, 5040 Arlington Ave @252nd St. Suggested donation: $10.

        9PM another Melava Malka in Riverdale, NY: Pey Dalid performs to support Congregation Kol Rina of Nachlaot, Jerusalem. Rav Aaron Leibowitz, Rabbi of Kol Rina, will be speaking. At the Kranzler home, 4640 Delafield Ave. Info: 718-796-1132 or ravaaron@... http://PeyDalid.com

        9PM Heedoosh and Moshav Band perform at Makor, 35 W67 St. Tickets: $15. For more info: 212-415-5500 http://makor.org http://heedoosh.com http://moshavband.com

        9:15PM Yosef Karduner at the Jewish Music Cafe in Park Slope, Brooklyn: 401 9th St, between 6th and 7th Aves. (F train to 7th Ave.) Live Music and Kosher food. Cost: $15. Info: 718-369-6585 http://jewishmusiccafe.com

        9:30PM the Carlebach Shul presents a concert by their Baal Tefillah, Yehuda Green, celebrating the release of his debut CD, "The Land of Our Soul." Admission: $10. The Carlebach Shul, 305 W79 St. Info: 212-580-2391 http://carlebachshul.org

        9:30PM "End the Madness" presents a Melave Malka for singles ages 22-30 with food, socializing, and music by Dani and Ariel Schwartz. At NYU Hillel, 7 East 10th St. Cost: $10 at the door. Contact Shira Rose at 516-996-1690 or sheri.i.rose@... http://endthemadness.org

        9PM Fourth Annual Ahavath Sholom Concert featuring Shloime Dachs and the Hebrew Academy of West Queens (HAWK). In Forest Hills, Queens: Cong Ahavath Sholom, 75-02 113 St, 1 block north of Queens Blvd - take E,F trains to 75 Ave. Tickets: $20; children: $10

        9-11PM Congregation Ramath Orah presents two noted artists' collaboration on "Three World Civilizations Photographic Exhibition Of Israel, China And France." At the shul, 550 W110 St, off Broadway. Open to the Public; singles meeting opportunity. Champagne refreshments and Israeli music. Contribution: $10. Info: 212.222.2470 or ziotyger@... http://ramathorah.org


        ------- SUNDAY, MARCH 18
        1-6pm "Three World Civilizations Photographic Exhibition Of Israel, China And France." See above Saturday night for full info

        11am Cantorial Council of America Mid-Winter Conference, featuring: Rabbi Yosef Adler, Maestro Elli Jaffe, Cantor Joseph Malovany, and a fabulous catered lunch. Congregation Rinat Yisrael in Teaneck, NJ: 389 West Englewood Ave. Cost: $35; students: $25. For reservations: 212-960-5353 or belzschool@... or howardg816@...

        1PM "A Match Made In Manhattan, The Interactive Jewish Wedding Experience" - the most joyous, hysterical, and delicious afternoon of 'kosher' professional theater this side of Broadway, featuring the 'shmorg', the 'chupah', dancing, comedy, and the drama of it all. Special preview show in preparation for its first North American tour, at Mike's Bistro, 228 W72 St (b/w West End and Broadway). Cost includes a four-course gourmet meal. More info: 201-567-6664 http://blackboxe.com http://mikesbistro.com

        1pm Blue Fringe Benefit Concert in Dobbs Ferry, NY: The Greenburgh Hebrew Center, 515 Broadway. Supporting the IDF Widow and Orphans Fund. Tickets in advance: $20; at door: $25. Contact Sandy Zisser at 914-693-5121 or rsdirector@...


        ------- MONDAY, MARCH 19
        8:45-10:30PM weekly Jewish bluegrass concert with Andy Statman, world renowned master on both clarinet and mandolin, at the Greenwich Village Synagogue, 53 Charles St near W4 St. Suggested donation: $10 (includes refreshments). More info: 212-242-6425 http://andystatman.org

        7:30 PM Moshav Band in Philadelphia: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. Info: 215-222-1400 http://moshavband.com http://worldcafelive.com


        ------- WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21
        7:30pm Upper West Side Showcase of New Jewish Music & Comedy, at Congregation Shearith Israel, The Spanish And Portuguese Synagogue, 8 W70 St, across from Central Park. Featuring an eclectic lineup of the most exciting names in Jewish rock, folk, comedy, theater and more, including: singer Shlomo Haviv, guitarist Ran Cohen, folk/rock duo Nehedar, comedian Michael Salloway, singer Karina Lombrozo, improv comedy group Lost Tribe, Ramaz percussion ensemble, songs from the musical Soul Searching w/Jackie Schwartz. Tickets: $15 online, $20 at door (includes refreshments). Info: 201-567-6664 http://blackboxe.com http://shearithisrael.org
        *NOTE: See Below

        8:30pm Asefa performs at Southpaw in Brooklyn: 125 5th Ave. Info: 917-620-3998 http://asefamusic.com http://spsounds.com

        7:30-9:30pm Moshav Band Concert in Teaneck, NJ: Mexicali Blues Cafe, 1409 Queen Anne Rd. Cost: $15. Info: 201-838-1256 or bpsz18@... http://mexacalibluescafe.com http://moshavband.com

        7pm & 9:30pm David Broza performs 2 shows at Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St. Info: 212-539-8778 http://joespub.com http://www.aviv2.com/broza


        ------- THURSDAY, MARCH 22
        7:30pm Pre Passover concert: Sephardic Educational Center presents MOR D. HAI - "The Latin Revolution in Jewish Music" at the Edmond J. Safra Synagogue, 11 E63 St, @5th Ave. Join other young professionals to sing, dance and rejoice to the beat of original and popular songs in Ladino, Spanish, Hebrew and English. Featuring: Todd Isler (drums and African-Indian percussion), Jose Moura (Brazilian bass), Kerry Elgarten (sax), Mor D. Hai (piano and vocal), and special guest: Richard Mansour (vocal-guitar) with the best American songs of all time. Cost: $10 in advance; $15 at the door (includes light refreshments). RSVP: 917-606-8265 http://secjerusalem.org

        7pm Seeds of Peace benefit: "A Journey through the Peace Market" featuring food and music from the Middle East, including Pharaoh's Daughter. At Pier 60, Chelsea Piers on W23 St & West Side Highway. http://seedsofpeace.org http://pharaohsdaughter.com
        *NOTE: See Below

        8:45-10:30PM Andy Statman plays his weekly Music of the Mystics concert: klezmer with some toe-tapping bluegrass thrown in, on both clarinet and mandolin, At the Greenwich Village Synagogue, 53 Charles St near W4 St. Suggested donation: $10 (includes refreshments). More info: 212-242-6425 http://andystatman.org


        ------- SATURDAY, MARCH 24
        8:45pm Blue Fringe, Heedoosh and Omek Hadavar at the Jewish Music Cafe in Park Slope, Brooklyn: 401 9th St, between 6th and 7th Aves. (F train to 7th Ave.) Live Music and Kosher food. Cost: $15. Info: 718-369-6585 http://jewishmusiccafe.com


        ------- SUNDAY, MARCH 25
        2PM & 6PM Folksbiene Yiddish Theater’s new show "Pirates of Penzance." Bridge generations and buy an extra ticket for a senior citizen who can't afford it. Tickets: $36. Call 212-213-2120 http://folksbiene.org
        *NOTE: See Below


        ------- MONDAY, MARCH 26
        Advance registration deadline to get more than HALF OFF for the Lag B'omer SHABBATON & melave malka at the Carlebach Congregation of Teaneck, May 4-5, featuring Rabbi Eliezer & Rebbitzin Michelle Garner, original members of Reb Shlomo's famous House of Love and Prayer: $18/day ($25/day by 4/18, $35/day by 4/30, $40/day after); Melave malka extra. Call 201-708-6629 or see http://carlebachteaneck.com


        ------- TUESDAY, MARCH 27
        11PM Yossi Piamenta performs at B.B. King Blues Club, 237 W42 St. Featuring special guests Kenwood Dennard (Jaco Pastorius, Miles Davis), Kofi Burbridge (Derek Trucks Band), Jon Madoff (Rashanim), Pedro Aravelo (Dickey Betts and Great Southern). Post Allman Brothers Band late night jam, featuring musical improvisation and exploration from classic rock, blues, and world music. Tickets: $10 in advance; $15 day of show. ALL AGES. Info: 212-997-4144 http://piamenta.com http://bbkingblues.com


        ------- WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28
        7:30pm Asefa, Eastern Blok, and Sam Barsh perform at Makor, 35 W67 St. Tickets: $15. Call 212-415-5500 or http://makor.org http://asefamusic.com

        2PM & 8PM "Pirates of Penzance" in Yiddish - see above Mar 25 for full info

        7pm The 7th annual Downtown Seder, at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place in Battery Park. Featuring Debbie Friedman, Frank London, Metropolitan Klezmer, Y-Love & DJ Handler, Pharaoh's Daughter, Neil Sedaka, Jill Sobule, Golem, Pearl Gluck, Tova Feldsuh, and much more! Tickets: $150. Info: 212-608-0555 http://oyhoo.com
        *NOTE: See Below


        ------- THURSDAY, MARCH 29
        2PM & 8PM "Pirates of Penzance" in Yiddish - see above Mar 25 for full info


        ------- SATURDAY, MARCH 31
        9:30pm Pharaoh's Daughter concert, with Ben Nathan tap dancing and arrangements by Uri Sharlin: songs on the theme of "love and longing," including wedding invitations, Song of Songs, Albert Camus. At Mo Pitkins, 34 Ave A, between E2nd and E3rd Streets, 2 blocks north of Houston St. Cost: $12. Info: 212-777-5660 http://pharaohsdaughter.com http://mopitkins.com
        *NOTE: See Below

        8PM "Pirates of Penzance" in Yiddish - see above Mar 25 for full info


        ------- SUNDAY, APRIL 1
        2PM "Pirates of Penzance" in Yiddish - see above Mar 25 for full info


        ------- MONDAY, APRIL 2
        Get ready to sing all the Passover songs at your seder. If you don't have a place to go send me an email and I'll try to hook you up with a great family or group seder: "kol dichfin yeisay v'yeichol" - let all who are hungry come and eat!


        ------- ANNOUNCEMENTS:
        Yosef Karduner is on tour from Israel next week and has some dates open. If you want to schedule a concert, contact Sam Septimus at 917-902-9087 or sams@...

        Good Shabbos and Happy Rosh Chodesh Nissan

        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
        http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NYCJewishMusic/links/k_001127134606
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