Jewish Cultural Society Kicks off Fundraising Season

The Jewish Cultural Society at FAU recently kicked off its fundraising season with a concert reminiscent of Klezmer musical performances of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.

Front, from left: JCS Board members Rabbi Donald Crain, Sandy Crain, JCS President Evelyn Solomon, Stanley Pierce, Dorothy Pierce, Dean of FAU Libraries Carol Hixson, Carol Lewitter, Morris Lewitter, Linda Rosenkrantz and Jay Rosenkrantz. Back, from left: KCO musicians Valerio Cantori, Music Director Aaron Kula, Randi Fishenfeld, David Levitan and Scott Klarman.


By carol-lewis-west | 11/24/2015

The Jewish Cultural Society (JCS) at Florida Atlantic University recently kicked off its fundraising season with a concert reminiscent of Klezmer musical performances of the 1930s, 40s and 50s. Aaron Kula's Klezmer Company Orchestra presented the concert titled "Klezmer: Traditional to Tango" at the Barry and Florence Friedberg Lifelong Learning Auditorium on the Boca Raton campus. The concert featured the Miami Klezmer Tango Project, which performed Yiddish songs, Freilachs and waltzes in an Argentinean tango style. KCO's seven-member core soloists played traditional Klezmer melodies in an American swing style. KCO is the professional ensemble-in-residence at FAU Libraries; the concert's selections were from the libraries' Jewish print music collection. JCS benefactors Stanley and Dottie Pierce of Boca Raton helped to sponsor the concert. The JCS organized in 2008 to advance Jewish cultural traditions and education at FAU and its libraries through philanthropic endeavors. For information on other JCS events and to purchase tickets online, visit fauf.fau.edu/jcs-events, call 561-297-3921 or email librariesPR@fau.edu.

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