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Saturday, January 23, 2021 10 Sh'vat 5781

6:30 PM - 8:15 PMVirtually on Zoom

Don't miss this rare opportunity to see one of the most influential and beloved klezmer groups of this generation from the comfort of your own home!

The Strauss/Warschauer Duo will perform a lively and participatory concert of klezmer music and Yiddish song. It might even lead to dancing! No experience necessary!!

Hailed by the New York Times as “terrific,” Deborah Strauss and Cantor Jeff Warschauer are sweet and soulful performers who draw from klezmer, Yiddish, Hasidic and liturgical music and culture, adding their own original compositions and song settings. Their music is grounded in tradition, yet thoroughly contemporary. 

Denver musicians Hal and Annie Aqua will open the concert with a lively set of Yiddish songs and klezmer instrumentals.


The Strauss/Warschauer Duo
For over 25 years, Deborah Strauss (violin, accordion, vocals, dance) and Cantor Jeff Warschauer (guitar, mandolin, vocals) have been at the forefront of the international klezmer and Yiddish music scene. They were both long-time members of the Klezmer Conservatory Band, one of the premiere groups of the klezmer revival, and have performed with legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman on film and in concert. As the Strauss/Warschauer Duo, they have performed to overwhelming acclaim in such diverse venues as the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Great Britain’s Fiddles on Fire, the Jewish Culture Festival in Cracow, Poland, and the Art of Yiddish in Los Angeles with the late actor and singer Theodore Bikel. Jeff is Cantor at the Jewish Center of Princeton and Deborah is co-director of the instrumental music and dance programs at Yiddish New York.

Hal and Annie Aqua
As father and daughter, Hal and Annie perform together in klezmer fusion band Hal Aqua and The Lost Tribe. Hal is well-known in Denver's Jewish community as a songleader, teacher, and organizer of popular annual events like KlezFest and the Jews Do Jews concerts. Hal's daughter Annie, a classically-trained violinist with an eclectic interest in Eastern European, Balkan, and Middle Eastern music, is regarded as one of the area's finest Klezmer fiddlers. Together they will captivate you with a lively, soulful program of Yiddish songs and klezmer instrumentals. 


Sign up below to attend Songs of Love and Hope, the first in a series of four Celebration of Yiddish Culture events offered by B’nai Havurah's Year of Learning and sponsored by the CBG Family Fund.

Yiddish Songs of Love & Hope: A Zoom Concert 

Saturday, January 23, 2021, 6:30 - 8:15 pm MST

Not required
All giving levels are appreciated.

All four of the Celebration of Yiddish Culture events are FREE, and voluntary donations are welcome from those able to support the musicians/speakers and our small congregation. Thank you!


Check out this list of additional Yiddish-themed events and resources.

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