Discounted Tickets for 35 and Under – http://www.92y.org/35andUnder TICKETS/INFO | www.92Y.org | 1395 Lexington Ave. | 212.415.5500 PRESS CONTACT: Meryl Wheeler | mwheeler@92Y.org | 212.413.8841 JEWISH LIFE & CULTURE at 92Y September 2014
Talks & Panels and
Shababa Jewis Community and Israeliness Hebrew-Language Programs
HIGH HOLIDAYS AT 92Y www.92Y.org/HighHolidays MAIN SERVICES 92Y once again offers High Holiday services on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, led by Rabbi Jennifer Krause and cantorial soloist/musical director Josh Nelson. 92Y’s services are deeply connected to and respectful of the richness of Jewish tradition, while at the same time responsive to the present and thinking towards the future. They include the signature cadences and sounds of the High Holidays that evoke cherished and powerful memories for many people but also include original music to inspire new memories, and familiar songs from unexpected places that can take on different layers of meaning during this time of year. 92Y’s High Holiday services are non-denominational, offering people with a wide range of Jewish backgrounds, knowledge, and traditions a variety of ways to connect with this special time on the Jewish calendar. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services: $425 adults / $180 children 5-17 Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur only: $250 adults / $120 children 5-17 Rosh Hashanah Services Yom Kippur Services Wed, Sep 24, 6:30 pm Fri, Oct 3, 6:30 pm – Kol Nidre Thu + Fri, Sep 25 + 26, 10 am Sat, Oct 4, 10 am Can’t make it in person? 92Y offers a live webcast at www.92Y.org/HHLive, as well as live broadcast on JLTV (the 24/7 Jewish television network) and Armed Forces Network. For the JLTV broadcast of 92Y services in your community, visit: http://www.jltv.tv/channel-lineup.php YOUTH SERVICES These dynamic services featuring music, drama and interactive holiday experiences for children 8-14 are free of charge. Youth services are led by Rabbi Paulette Posner, Director of Jewish Education. Rosh Hashanah Yom Kippur Thu, Sep 25, 12-1 pm Sat, Oct 4, 12-1 pm Fri, Sep 25, 12-1 pm INTER-GENERATIONAl FAMILY SERVICES 92Y’s High Holiday family services are led by Karina Zilberman,92Y’saward-winning Director of Jewish Family Life and Culture, whose Friday and Saturday morning Shababa programs attract hundreds of families throughout the year. Zilberman, a cantorial soloist and Jewish educator (along with a guest musician) engage families in a warm and welcoming holiday service full of music and storytelling intended to make the spiritual meaning of the holidays come alive for both children and parents. Advance registration for services is required; register in person at 92Y or by phone: 212.415.5500. Each service: $50. Package of any three services: $132. All Family Services are free for children younger than 1. Rosh Hashanah Services Yom Kippur Services Thu, Sep 25, 10-11 am OR 2 -3 pm Sat, Oct 4, 10-11 am OR 2 -3 pm Fri, Sep 26, 10-11 am 92Y’s HOLY DAYS IN BROOKLYN www.92Y.org/HolyDaysBrooklyn 92Y’s High Holy Days in Brooklyn with Rabbi Dan Ain and musician Jeremiah Lockwood return to Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave. Rabbi Dan, 92Y’s Director of Tradition and Innovation, holds services that mine traditional prayers and rituals for kernels of wisdom and insight that have the power to reach a generation that is not only skeptical of organized religion, but caught up in the immediacy of a media-driven world that never stops. For a sense of Rabbi Dan’s perspective, you can watch this segment from HuffPoLive explaining why we still celebrate the High Holy Days. Joining Rabbi Dan again this year is The Sway Machinery’s Jeremiah Lockwood, along with special musical guests. Jeremiah’s music is born out of an apprenticeship with the late Piedmont Blues master Carolina Slim and an intense study of the music of his grandfather, the legendary Cantor Jacob Konigsberg. Seamlessly channeling these two influences, Jeremiah chants traditional prayers like Avinu Malkeinu, Kol Nidre and Hineni with an old-world wail—while often accompanying himself on blues guitar. To get a sense of the music he will bring to the High Holy Days in Brooklyn, check out this performance of “Aveinu-malkeinu-z’khor,” performed at the Festival of Jewish Culture in Krakow. Each service: $50 or $135 for all three. Rosh Hashanah Services Yom Kippur Services Thu, Sep 25, 10 am-12:30 (includes lunch) Fri, Oct 3, 7 pm – Kol Nidre Sat, Oct 4, 10 am SEPTEMBER TALKS & PANELS Tue, Sep 9, 12 pm, $24 THE MUSIC OF JEROME KERN Born in 1885 and considered the granddaddy of composers for the musical theater, film and popular music, Jerome Kern rose from impoverished beginnings in an immigrant Jewish family to become America’s leading composer. Enjoy listening to favorites like “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes,” “Ol’ Man River,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” “All the Things You Are,” while learning about his influence on other great composers and his game-changing Broadway musical, Showboat. Harvey Granat is a popular cabaret performer, Broadway producer, and a historian/educator of the American popular song. He is joined by pianist David Lahm. Mon, Sep 15, 8:15 pm, tickets from $30 OY! ONLY SIX? WHY NOT MORE?—SIX-WORD MEMOIRS ON THE JEWISH LIFE In 2006, SMITH Magazine gave Ernest Hemingway’s legendary six-word story (“For sale: baby shoes, never worn”) a personal twist, calling it the Six-Word Memoir. Now, SMITH Magazine presents a series of storytelling shows at 92Y. Panelists Piper Kerman (whose memoir Orange is the New Black inspired the popular TV show), Larry Smith (editor/publisher of SMITH magazine), with guests TBA,start things off with their Six-Word Memoir, then reveal the back story in six minutes. At the show’s end, everyone is invited to share their own Six-Word Memoir during a “Six Word Slam.” Sun, Sep 28, 5 pm, tickets from $30 World Politics with Ralph Buultjens | MIDDLE EAST AT WAR Multiple wars raise the stakes in the Middle East—who will be the winners and the losers? How dangerous is this for Israel? How is the Middle East being re-shaped as religion, oil and border conflicts inflame the region? Ralph Buultjens is a professor at New York University and the author of 10 books on world affairs. Sun, Sep 28, 8:15 pm, tickets from $30 NEW YORK STORIES WITH BUDD MISHKIN—BORN IN THE USSR Gary Shteyngart, whose memoir, Little Failure, sent fans and critics alike into raptures of delight and Anya Von Bremzen, whose Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking filled readers’ eyes with tears and their hearts with laughter, share childhood memories of the hardship and the madness of Soviet Russia and the immigrant experience of coming to America, and how their Russian culture—so sticky, so impossible to shake—continues to inform who they are to this day. 92Y Shababa Family Experiences and Israeliness Hebrew-Language Programs www.92Y.org/Shababa ONGOING: Every Friday, 9:30-10:15 am OR 10:45-11:30 am, $10 adults Shababa at 92Y | 92Y SHABABA FRIDAYS Ages: Newborn – 3 yrs Enjoy a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and give your toddler an opportunity to embrace the festive feeling of Shabbatwith songs, stories, challah and snacks. ONGOING: Every Saturday, 10:30 am-12 pm, ***FREE*** Shababa at 92Y | SHABABA SATURDAY EXPERIENCES Ages: Newborn-10 yrs Join the Shababa community on Saturday for singing, art projects, playground visits, holiday-themed celebrations and much more. Special Shababa Club activities for children 5-10 offer meaningful experiences for families with older children. Fri, Sep 5 & 19, 10:15 am, $15 child / adults free Shababa at 92Y | SHABABA BAKERY All ages Squish, roll and braid your own challah to take home and bake. About 92nd Street Y 92Y’s Bronfman Center for Jewish Life offers a vibrant mix of learning opportunities for adults and children, including multigenerational holiday celebrations that encourage people to discover their own special meaning in Jewish tradition and find joy in Jewish life and culture. 92Y’s talks and classes feature leading thinkers, cultural figures, artists and politicians exploring everything from current events to ancient Jewish wisdom. Endowed by the Bronfman Family, the Center’s programs welcome and engage everyone looking for a connection to Jewish culture, tradition and learning. For more information, please visit www.92Y.org/Jewish. Now celebrating its 140th Anniversary, 92nd Street Y is a world-class, nonprofit cultural and community center that fosters the mental, physical and spiritual health of people throughout their lives, offering: wide-ranging conversations with the world’s best minds; an outstanding range of programming in the performing, visual and literary arts; fitness and sports programs; and activities for children and families. 92Y is reimagining what it means to be a community center in the digital age, transforming the way people share ideas and translate them into action both locally and around the world. More than 300,000 people visit 92Y annually; millions more participate in 92Y’s digital and online initiatives. A proudly Jewish organization since its founding in 1874, 92Y embraces its Jewish heritage and welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives. For more information, visit www.92Y.org.