A unique and enjoyable way to study our rich heritage of Jewish music with…
Cantor Ellis is currently the cantor at Temple Beth Ami in Santa Clarita. He was the Cantor at Temple Beth Haverim in Agoura Hills for fifteen years. Ellis produced/hosted several Jewish radio shows in Philadelphia, New York, and Los Angeles. His live “in concert” comedy CD, The Man Behind the Matzoh Ball, has been a huge success and his most recent venture, the first-ever big band Hanukkah album, Hanukkah Swings!, is breaking new ground in Jewish music worldwide.
Here is a chance listen to our rich Jewish heritage through Ellis’ extensive collection of Israeli, Yiddish, Jewish comedy, folk and popular music cd’s, cassettes and LP’s – not to mention his mp3’s.
His collection includes some of the greatest Cantors, comedians, shows, dance music; even Jewish songs recorded by non- Jewish artists – for instance, My Yiddishe Mama by Tom Jones, Billy Holiday and others.
Ellis’ knowledge of the recordings and stories about his life in Jewish music and comedy are the “glue” that holds the program together. Some of the artists featured will be:
- Comedy – Allen Sherman, Mickey Katz, Jackie Mason
- Yiddish – The Barry Sisters, Theo Bikel, Moishe Oysher, Menashe Skulnick
- Israeli – Yehoram Gaon, Chava Alberstein, Ilanit, Noa
- Musicals – Fiddler on the Roof, Yentl, Kazablan, Ish Chassid Haya
- Albums – You Don’t Have to be Jewish, Raisins and Almonds Cha Cha Cha
Take out lunch from our Berg Cafeteria and join Kenny to listen to your favorite Jewish music.
Dates: January 13, 2014
Number of meetings: 1 Session
Meeting duration: 12:30 - 2:00 PM
Availability: Available for online registration