Jewish Music Jam: “notes” from Rabbi Matt

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Please join Rabbi Matt and Kouskous (Gary Cohen and Amber Woods) for the first of hopefully monthly Jewish Music Jams on Wednesday, February 19, 7:30 to 9:00 pm at Congregation Emanu-El.  Bring your instrument, music or just come and listen and keep a beat with some egg shakers.  Some music will be provided.

Here are the “notes”Rabbi Matt has provided for the “keeners”! Continue reading Jewish Music Jam: “notes” from Rabbi Matt

A Sephardic Celebración

sephardic celebracionSunday, February 10, 2019 2:30—5:00 pm — Join us for a fun celebration of Sephardic Jewish Culture. Come learn about the history of Turkish Sephardic Jews, sample Sephardic foods and listen to Sephardic Music at Congregation Emanu-El on Sunday, February 10 from 2:30 to 5:00 pm. This is the third presentation in the Exploring the Sephardic Legacy series. Continue reading A Sephardic Celebración

Ayre: a song cycle by Osvaldo Golijov

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October 25, 26, 28 at 7 pm 925 Balmoral Road — Soprano Miriam Kralil and the Aventa Ensemble will perform Ayre, a one-hour opera, composed by Jewish Argentinean Osvaldo Golijov and produced by Pacific Opera Victoria (POV). All three performances take place at The Baumann Centre, 925 Balmoral Road, Victoria at 7:00 pm on Thursday, Oct. 25, Friday, Oct. 26 and Sunday, Oct. 28.  Ticket prices (general seating) Adult $35, Student $15.  Limited tickets per show: purchase tickets from Pacific Opera Victoria Box Office, call 250-385-0222 or www.pov.bc.ca…
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What a fine concert!

Carol thanks the audience!On Sunday June 7, an appreciative crowd attended the Jewish Community Choir Evening of Jewish Music concert. The audience enjoyed the music and expressed genuine enthusiasm as they mingled with the choir after the performance and enjoyed refreshments.  Here are a few photos from this lovely evening. Thank you, Penney and Frances Aknai for making these available.

Evening of Jewish Music

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Sunday July 8 at 7 pm Congregation Emanu-El, 1461 Blanshard Street, Victoria BC —

Join the Victoria Jewish Community Choir (Carol Sokoloff & Ken Seidman, co-directors) in Victoria’s heritage synagogue for an Evening of Jewish Music with special guest vocalist Nejama Ferstman who will performing Yiddish songs.
From the synagogue to the shtetl to the stage, the choir explores Jewish music from diverse times & lands. The program features contemporary sacred compositions, lively Hebrew folk tunes, holiday and Shabbat songs along with Kurt Weill, Burt Bacharach & Leonard Cohen numbers. Admission by donation ($15 suggested).
The choir thanks the Jewish Federation of Victoria and Vancouver Island for their support of the choir and the concert.
For more information: (250) 385-3378 or casjazz@islandnet.com