Saturday, January 11, 2014

’Tis the Season

No, silly, not that season.  And not the High Holy Day season, either.

’Tis the season for Jewish music.

Just as cabin fever sets in and the winter doldrums descend, along comes some terrific Jewish music to distract you from winter's woes.

First there’s the sixth annual Winter Jewish Music Concert, which will be held on Saturday, January 18 at 8 p.m. at Temple Israel of Greater Miami. As in the past, this year’s concert will feature musicians from throughout South Florida and cities across this country performing a musical line-up from Yiddish and cantorial to Klezmer and pop, from Israeli and classical to folk and jazz. If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in South Florida next week, make sure to purchase tickets for the event. If, like me, you’ll be stuck in a colder clime, make sure to watch the live stream from your own comfy couch. Either way, it’s sure to be a terrific evening!

Two weeks later, on Saturday, February 1 at 7 p.m., Dan Nichols and Eighteen will be in concert at Temple B’nai Torah in Wantaugh, New York. To purchase tickets ($15 for adults, $10 for kids under 12) or for more information, call 516-546-9177.

If, sadly, you can’t squeeze either of these concerts into your life, check out the Friday night Shabbat song session that rocked the house at last month’s URJ Biennial in San Diego. Click “Play” and before you know it, you’ll be rocking your own house!