Center for Learning and Spirituality: TAMID
An Afternoon of Cuban Film and Food
in collaboration with the JCC Jewish Film Festival
Cuba's Forgotten Jewels
Sunday, Feb 11 • 5 pm
Cuban food and drink will accompany a screening of Cuba’s Forgotten Jewels, a fascinating documentary film born of the tales that Marion Kreith told her daughter, co-director Judy Kreith, over the years. Marion escaped war-torn Europe as a young girl with her family, evading Nazi capture and crossing the Atlantic to a tropical paradise. In this film, her story mingles with the personal accounts of other refugees who recall their escape to Havana and the challenges they face in an exotic and unfamiliar land. With a stunning musical score of Jewish melodies and the pulsating music of Havana, the film merges the realities of two vastly different yet intermingled cultures, bringing this colorful and uplifting piece of history to light.
Cost: $18 for film and dinner
Jewish Theater: Script-Reading, Guthrie Play and Discussion
Thursday, Feb 22 • 7-9 pm and Thursday, Mar 8 • 7:30-10 pm
Come to Adath to read aloud Sholem Asch’s controversial 1907 play God of Vengeance on February 22.
Then attend the Guthrie Theater on March 8 to see the recent play Indecent by Paula Vogel, followed by a private discussion with Guthrie Senior Dramaturg Jo Holcomb.
Indecent, which debuted on Broadway this past spring, is a theatrical play with music, inspired by the 1923 Broadway debut of Asch’s God of Vengeance – a play that follows a Jewish brothel owner and the lesbian romance between his 17-year-old daughter and a prostitute. The modern play Indecent charts the journey of a drama upheld as a groundbreaking piece of Jewish literature by some, and an act of obscenity by others. An ensemble of eight plays klezmer music as well as nearly 40 roles to shed light on one of the most fascinating scandals in theater history.
Please REGISTER by February 20 for tickets.
Six13 on 6.13
Wednesday, June 13
We will welcome professional Jewish a cappella group Six13 to our Adath Benefit on June 13, 2018. It will be a night of great food, great music and celebrate our great community. Check them out on YouTube or their website.
They’re driven by a mission to connect Jews around the globe with their heritage through music, anchored by a strong Jewish identity, and fueled by thumping beatbox, intricate arrangements, and soulful harmonies. Six13 is a groundbreaking, six-man a cappella vocal band that brings an unprecedented style of Jewish music to the stage, with songs ranging from hip-hop dance tracks to rock anthems. The members of the New York City-based group sound like a full band – while using nothing but their voices.
Six13 is a national phenomenon both on the internet (with over 8 million views on YouTube) and in traditional media, featured in national television and press like The Today Show, The View, CBS, CNN, Huffington Post, Time Magazine and more. They have performed at the White House for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, and are three-time finalists in casting for NBC’s prime-time hit “The Sing-Off”. Music from their seven award-winning albums has been adapted by choirs worldwide and played on mainstream radio across the globe. Bruno Mars liked their Passover version of his song so much, he posted it on his own Facebook page.
The group’s seven award-winning albums have over 20,000 copies in circulation, and are among the top Jewish music artists on iTunes; their songs have been chosen for ten “best-of” compilations to date. They have received distinctions and accolades from Jewish organizations like the National Council of Young Israel and Moment Magazine, and awards from musical organizations like the Harmony Sweepstakes and the Contemporary A Cappella Society of America. They are three-time finalists in casting for NBC’s prime-time hit “The Sing-Off”.
Six13 has made appearances around the world for millions, to rave reviews and standing ovations. They’ve played the White House, the Chabad Telethon, Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center, traversed New York’s Fifth Avenue in the Salute to Israel Parade, headlined the North American Jewish Choral Festival three times, and performed seven times for major league sporting events at Shea Stadium, Citi Field, Madison Square Garden and Dolphin Stadium. Each year, the group visits dozens of Jewish communities, providing entertainment appropriate for Shabbat or any other day of the week at congregations, religious schools, JCCs, fundraising events, B’nai Mitzvah and private affairs alike.