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Klezmania FAQ

Eve Ilsen is a special guest performer at Klezmania.

The most commonly asked question about Klezmania, our Christmas Eve Party featuring a klezmer concert and a Chinese feast, is about the food, which is included in the ticket price. The second most frequently asked question is about the food. So is the third.

I get it. We’re Jews. Worse, we live in Boulder. So here are the answers to questions about food, children, and the entertainment..

  1. Is there a kosher option?

Yes, we will have kosher Chinese food cooked by a Chabad Rebbitzen. We request that only those who keep kosher avail themselves. There will be a vegetarian as well as a chicken option.

  1. Are there vegetarian and vegan options?

Yes, there will be at least vegan main course with white rice and egg rolls. There will be at least one other vegan/vegetarian and one chicken dish.

  1. Mark Megibow leads a beat box workshop for kids 8-12 at Klezmania, from 7:15-8 pm.

    Will the food be MSG free?

Yes!

  1. Will the food be nut-free?

Yes!

  1. Are there gluten-free options?

Yes, no batter-fried main dishes.

  1. Will the ingredients be listed on the buffet table?

Yes!

  1. What time should I come?

Doors open at 6, so come early to enjoy the buffet, 6-7:30. Cash bar 6-9. There will be live music in the lobby. The pre-show Hanukkah entertainment starts in Levin at 6:40. Concert is 7-9 pm.

Sheldon Sands
  1. Who is performing?
Judy Megibow. Mark’s mom and so much more.

Sheldon Sands Klezmer Consort is the house band. Special performances by Eve Ilsen, Faye Nepon, Mark Megibow and Judy Megibow. The Moishe House Band also sits in on a few songs.

  1. What are the plans for children?

We will have “playshops” for children 4-12 by reservation. Music, games, movement, songs and stories. Available from 6:30-8-30. Children may be in the concert hall with their parents at any time. Children under 4 are welcome as lap guests.

Mark Megibow of FACE will offer a beat-box workshop for kids 8-12 from 7:15-8:00 pm.

  1. Do I have to make reservations?

YES!!! To make sure we have enough food for everyone, we MUST CLOSE REGISTRATION ON DEC 20TH. We will also close registration before Dec. 20 if we reach capacity.

About Kathryn Bernheimer

Founding Director of the Boulder Jewish Film Festival, 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." She was also Director of Menorah and ACE at the J from 2003 through August, 2019.

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