Congregation Beth Israel in Scotch Plains will hold a Klezmer concert on Saturday, January 26, featuring the six-person band “Lehaim.”  Doors will open to the public at 7:00 p.m.  The concert will take place from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.  Kosher wine and light refreshments will be served before and after the show.  The event is sponsored by the synagogue’s Adult Education Committee.

“Klezmer music is the folk music of Ashkenazi Jews who hail from Eastern Europe.  The sounds span the emotions of the Jewish people – from laughing to crying – and Yiddish lyrics tell many of the stories behind the music,” said Julia Curtis, event chairperson.  “Congregation Beth Israel is proud to present this Klezmer concert, bringing a little Ashkenazi tradition, and a night of music and fun, to Scotch Plains," Julia said.

Original Israeli photography by Corinna Zipp will be displayed in the synagogue lobby that evening. Corinna’s photographs are slated to be featured on the cover and in a two-page spread of the February/March 2013 issue of Hadassah Magazine. Partial proceeds from the sales of Corinna’s photographs will be donated to Congregation Beth Israel’s Adult Education Committee.

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Klezmer concert tickets cost $18 at the door.  For more information, contact the synagogue office at 908-889-1830.  Congregation Beth Israel is located at 18 Shalom Way, Scotch Plains, New Jersey (at the corner of Martine Avenue).