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Rollicking Rabbis and the Latke Man at the ChanuConcert

Latke Man!

The Boulder JCC‘s annual ChanuConcert brings Jeff Kagan back to the Har HaShem stage for a rollicking celebration geared to families with young children on Sunday, December 9th, at 1:00 pm. The Family Celebration of Light features “The Latke Man” and his singing sidekick Paige, as well as stories, songs and skits by local rabbis and other Jewish educators.

The cost is $5 per person; children under 2 free. ChanuConcert is in the South Building at Congregation Har HaShem, 3950 Baseline Road in Boulder. Latkes and donuts available for purchase. Register in advance to enter a free drawing at

Jeff Kagan

Jeff Kagan has been entertaining and educating children and parents with his original, environmental music for over a decade, and makes his home and music in Boulder.  The common thread through his teaching is the use of music to inspire appreciation for and educate about the natural world.

“The Rocky Mountains are the source of my music,” says Kagan, who writes the majority of his music on solo hiking excursions through the foothills. In addition to performances and working as a naturalist for the City of Boulder’s Open Space and Mountain Parks, he teaches environmental education with the Thorne Ecological Institute in Boulder.

Kagan credits his second career as a Jewish performer to the Boulder JCC. Recruited to perform for JCC events, Kagan says he began to discover how well his Jewish heritage fit with his message of harmony with nature. He reports that his mother is very happy to see his Jewish education paying off.

Kagan has been headlining the ChanuConcert for four years, and his high-spirited performance creates a joyful experience for the young audience, who turn into spinning and dancing dreidels.

For more information on Jeff Kagan and Paige Dougherty, visit

Jeff and Paige


About Kathryn Bernheimer

Director of Menorah: Arts, Culture and Education at the Boulder JCC. The former film and theater critic for the Boulder Daily Camera, Kathryn is the author of "The Fifty Greatest Jewish Movies" and "The Fifty Funniest Films of All Time."

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