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Goodbye Celebration for Linda Friedman

Maimouna Dinner @ Albuquerque JCC @ Tue 22 April 2014 @ 6:00 pm  

Goodbye Linda

Reservations
$36 to Albuquerque JCC
RSVP by April 15 to
Sherry Roy (505) 821-3214
Jewish Care Program

What It Is: Join us to honor and celebrate Chaplain Linda Friedman for her generosity, commitment, and compassion for the Jewish community of Albuquerque. 

We will celebrate with a traditional Maimouna Celebration dinner, a holiday celebrated in many Jewish communities in the Middle East, celebrating the end of Passover. Consuelo Luz will be our guest performer. 

With graciousness, Linda has asked that her goodbye celebration be a fundraiser for the Jewish Care Program at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque.

Linda has been an integral part of the creation of the program, yet another way she has shown her deep care for the community. 

We say Farewell to Linda and Jill Bulmash as they continue their journey.

The Jewish Care Program, funded by the Jewish Federation of New Mexico, provides community members, at all stages of life, assistance in meeting their emotional and social needs. The Jewish Care Program offers referrals currently offers referrals to local resources that can provide support on a variety of emotional and social needs, runs support groups to address a range of emotional needs and that connect people facing similar challenges, and makes individual and group visits to Jewish seniors living in residential facilities.

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Yom HaShoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day 

 Ani Ma'amin @ Keshet Center for the Arts @ Sat 26 April & Sun 27 April 2014

Ani Ma'amin

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What It Is: Ani Ma’amin (Hebrew for “I Believe”) is a powerful and thought-provoking modern dance piece exploring the impact of the Holocaust on American Jews. 

Choreographed by Shira Greenberg, the 85-minute piece runs with no intermission. 

Five dancers recreate the experiences and themes expressed by multiple generations, beginning pre-war and culminating at the present-day. 

Dynamic and emotional movement is threaded together with poetry and video testimonies from Holocaust survivors and children of survivors, with footage compiled from the University of Southern California’s Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education. 

French Jewry: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Dr Robert Zaretsky @ Temple Beth Shalom, Santa Fe @ Sun 27 April 2014 @ 4:00 pm   

French Jewry

Tickets: $10 at the door. 

What It Is: The New Mexico Jewish Historical Society and the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival present Dr Robert Zarefsky, who will discuss the current situation of French Jews in a climate of increasing anti-Semitism. 

Dr Zaretsky, Professor of Modern European History at the University of Houston, is the author of France and Its Empire Since 1870 

Daniel Levenson Veterinarian
Betty Osoff-Hannagan
Wright's Indian Art
Jon Bell CPA
Lumanella
Sharon's Gourmet To Go
Peacock Myers

The discussion is a follow up to the recently screened film Being Jewish in France. If you attended the screening, the talk will fill in the gaps where the film left off. If you didn’t, Dr Zaretsky will be providing the historical context for understanding the situation of Jews in France today.  

Holocaust Remembrance Walk

Holocaust Remembrance Walk @ UNM's Dane Smith Hall @ Sun 27 April 2014 @ 1:00 pm 

Holocaust Remembrance

UNM Children's Chorus Presents

Brundibar @ Congregation Albert @ Thu 01 May 2014 @ 6:00 pm 

Brundibar @ UNM's Keller Hall (Across the lobby from Popejoy Hall) @ Sun 04 May 2014 @ 1:00 pm & 3:00 pm 

Brundibar @ Albuquerque JCC @ Wed 07 May 2014 @ 6:30 pm  

Brundibar

What It Is: The UNM Children's Chorus, under the direction of Dr Regina Carlow, presents four performances of the opera Brundibar: A Tribute to the Children of Terezin.

Brundibár is a children's opera by Jewish Czech composer Hans Krása with a libretto by Adolf Hoffmeister, originally performed by the children of Theresienstadt concentration camp in occupied Czechoslovakia. The name comes from a Czech colloquialism for a bumblebee. 

The plot of the opera shares elements with fairy tales such as Hansel and Gretel and The Town Musicians of Bremen

Aninka and Pepíček are a fatherless sister and brother. Their mother is ill, and the doctor tells them she needs milk to recover. But they have no money. They decide to sing in the marketplace to raise the needed money. 

But the evil organ grinder Brundibár chases them away. However, with the help of a fearless sparrow, keen cat, wise dog, and the children of the town, they are able to chase Brundibár away, and sing in the market square.

The May 7 performance at the Albuquerque JCC will honor our esteemed guest,
Mrs Ela Weissberger, who played the Cat in Brundibar at Terezin more than 50 times during the Holocaust.
 
She is the co-author and subject of the book  The Cat with the Yellow Star: Coming of Age in Terezin

Jewish Academy of Arts & Sciences Fundraiser 

Atom Eve 2.0: Diamonds & Denim @ National Museum of Nuclear Science & History @ Sat 03 May 2014  
Jewish Academy Atom Eve 2.0

Israel Independence Day Celebration 

Jerusalem 3D @ NM Museum of Natural History & Science @ Sun 04 May 2014 @ 4:00 pm

Israeli Buffet Dinner @ Albuquerque JCC @ Sun 04 May 2014 @ 6:00 pm 

 Gesher III @ Keshet Center for the Arts @ Mon 05 May 2014 @ 5:50 pm

Israel Independence Day 2014

Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezin 

Verdi's Requiem @ Popejoy Hall @ Thu 08 May 2014 @ 7:30 pm  

What It Is: Defiant Requiem is a feature-length documentary film which illuminates the extraordinary, untold story of the brave acts of resistance by the Jewish prisoners at Terezín during World War II. 

Maestro Murry Sidlin will lead the University of New Mexico Concert Choir, University Chorus, and UNM Symphony Orchestra in a performance of the full concert-drama Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín, at Popejoy Hall on May 8, 2014.

Defiant Requiem

Three-Night Jewish Meditation Retreat 

Opening to the Revelation at Sinai @ Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, Santa Fe @ Thu 08 May through Sun 11 May 2014   

Opening to the Revelation at Sinai

Shlock Rock Comes to New Mexico for Lag B'Omer! 

Lenny Solomon & Shlock Rock @ Chabad of New Mexico @ Sun 18 May @ 5:00 pm

Shlock Rock

Albuquerque Film & Media Experience Presents  

Films of Jewish Interest & More @ Various Albuquerque Venues @ Mon 02 June through Sun 08 June 2014  

This Song is Old
Brave Miss World
Horses
Dogs On The Inside
DIG
Ensemble

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