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Klezmania Sold Out Success for BJCC

The Boulder JCC had a sold-out house Saturday night for “Klezmania”, a combination concert and Chinese food buffet that the BJCC and ACE at the J hope will become the go-to Jewish community tradition for Christmas Eve, which is normally not a night with too much going on for Jews in Boulder.  “We sold 300 tickets, and could have sold 400,” said Kathryn Bernheimer, director of ACE at the J about the evening.

The evening began with buffet tables of Chinese food and a lobby concert by Hagdaba, a band playing Mediterranean Jewish music (to cover the Sephardi side of the musical spectrum).  Around 7:00 pm, the attendees were called into Levin Hall for the evening’s main event: a Klezmer concert featuring Sheldon Sands and the Boulder Klezmer Consort (music from the Ashkenazi European community, with a seasoning of Gypsy musical influences).  Kicking off the main stage event, in honor of the evening being the first night of Chanukah as well as Christmas Eve, Morah Yehudis Fishman gave a Chanukah drash, and Rabbi Hannah Laner lit the Chanukah candles.  The musical evening included performances by singers Faye Nepon and Eve Ilsen with the Boulder Klezmer Consort.

Check out the Daily Camera’s coverage, which includes some short videos.

Here are more pictures from the event.

 

About David Fellows

I've been writing things since grammar school, and served as a writer, photographer and/or an editor on my junior high and high school newspapers; the Daily Trojan at USC (where I earned my journalism degree); the student newspaper at the Anderson School at UCLA (where I earned my MBA); and written and edited countless business documents and presentations in the ensuing twenty years. I've been involved Jewishly since my bris and in Boulder since 1995. I'm married to my Executive Director Cheryl, and we have two children, Lauren and Ethan.

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