There's a lot of Jewish things happening in Albuquerque and beyond, a lot of things to plan for, a lot of things not to miss.
Community Selichot Service
Community Selichot Service @ Congregation B'nai Israel
What It Is: The Albuquerque Jewish community's annual observance of Selichot, with special guests - violinists Jeff & Ian Brody.The service will be led by Rabbis Deborah Brin, Arthur Flicker, Min Kantrowitz and Harry Rosenfeld and Cantor Barbara Finn.
Woven within the traditional prayers and liturgy will be musical interludes by violinists Jeff Brody and his son Ian. Their repertoire will include an arrangement of Shalom Aleichem, niguns, selections by Ernest Bloch and the Bruch Kol Nidre.
Meditation service at 7:00, Havdalah at 7:30. At 7:45, a discussion of the musical themes of the High Holy Days, conducted by Cantor Barbara Finn. Then classes on High Holy Days traditions and practices, taught by the four rabbis.
Brotherhood Breakfast & Open Forum
Gary King @ Congregation Albert @ Sun 05 October 2014 @ 10:00 am
What It Is: Congregation Albert Brotherhood scheduled its 2014 debate between New Mexico Gubernatorial candidates for Sunday October 5. Governor Susana Martinez declined the invitation to debate her opponent.
The event will now be a Candidate Breakfast and Forum with Gubernatorial candidate Attorney General Gary King.
Congregation Albert Brotherhood has hosted candidate debates for more than 50 years, welcoming candidates for Mayor, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Governor, Attorney General and other offices. King accepted the invitation promptly, and Congregation Albert Brotherhood will maintain its public service tradition of making candidates’ views on matters of interest available to both the congregational and local community.
King will be present during the famous and delicious breakfast, after which he will speak on issues of the day that are important to New Mexicans. He will answer questions and visit with the audience.
Reservations: $10 for Brotherhood and Sisterhood members. $12 community. Reservations are requested, and can be made by calling (505) 883-1818 extension 3203 or by emailing email@example.com.
92nd Street Y Live by Satellite
Cooking Fast and Slow with Mario Batali and Mark Bittman
What It Is: Master chef Mario Batali is one of the most recognized and respected chefs worldwide. Mario teamed up with Joe Bastianich to open Babbo Ristorante e Enoteca on Waverly Place in 1998. He and Joe have created a successful restaurant and culinary empire that spans New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Singapore, and Hong Kong.
Mario is the author of nine cookbooks including the James Beard Award Winning, Molto Italiano: 327 Simple Italian Recipes (ecco 2005).
Mark Bittman, whose “Minimalist” column ran in the Dining section of the New York Times for more than 13 years, is a Times Opinion columnist, the lead food writer for The Times Magazine, and a columnist for the Times Dining section
Albuquerque JCC Visiting Author Series
Visiting Authors @ Albuquerque JCC @ Sun 19 October through Wed 29 October 2014
Gaon Books' Writers Workshop
Workshop on Narrative Writing @ Mabel Dodge Luhan House, Taos @ Mon-Thu 27-30 October 2014
What It Is: Be inspired to be your best by an Award Winning Workshop Team in this Historic House that has inspired writers from D.H. Lawrence to Willa Cather, Carl Jung, and Margaret Sanger among others and artists from Georgia O'Keefe to Ansel Adams, Martha Graham and Dennis Hopper. It is an American treasure with an important role in American writing and the arts.
Telling Your Story. How do you effectively narrate the story you have to tell? You might be writing fiction, historical fiction, memoir, family history, or narrative non-fiction, and we will guide you to the best writing practices on how to narrate your story and engage the reader to stay with you until you complete it.
We will read the best narratives in various styles of contemporary literature and see what makes them work. You will come away a better writer and narrator.
The Workshop. The Workshop includes daily writing workshop sessions, workshop materials, individual coaching on your manuscript, and time to socialize with other authors and reflect/work on your writing project. When you register, we will send an initial set of materials, and we will give you the final workshop materials in Taos.
This workshop/retreat will include time for writing, reading work, and book discussions. Unstructured time will be available for individual writing and reading, rest, and a chance to explore Taos.
This workshop will be an inspiring combination of creativity and writing skills mixed with the beauty of the Rockies in October. You will make friends and contacts in the world of writing who will be a part of your future.
This is a workshop/retreat, and you will have time for work and retreat fun. We will review manuscripts and recommend venues to pursue for publication.
As you register, we request that you send your name and contact information to Gaon Books, plus a statement of where you are in the writing process and what you would like to achieve in the workshop.
New Mexico Jewish Historical Society Presents
New Mexico Jewish Historical Society 2014 Fall Conference @ Albuquerque JCC @ Sat-Sun 15-16 November 2014
Benefit for Albuquerque JCC & Jewish Federation of New Mexico
An Evening with Kinky Friedman @ Albuquerque JCC @ Sat 06 December 2014 @ 7:30 pm
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Legendary humorist, writer, and musician Kinky Freidman will deliver an evening of song, social commentary, and irreverence at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Albuquerque on Saturday December 6, 2014 at 7:30 pm.
All proceeds from this event will benefit the JCC's Jewish Arts and Culture program and the Jewish Federation's 2015 Annual Campaign.
Described as a cross between Mark Twain, Groucho Marx, and Johnny Cash, in the early 1970's Friedman achieved international notoriety with his band, Kinky Friedman & the Texas Jewboys, which resulted in an invitation to the Grand Ole Opry.
Meanwhile, his songs "Ride 'em Jewboy"; "They Ain't Making Jews like Jesus Anymore"; "Shield Of Abraham"; and "Something's Wrong With The Beaver" and his now-classic albums - Sold American, Lasso from El Paso, and Old Testaments & New Revelations - mixed biting satire with knowing empathy on such issues as the Holocaust, anti-Semitism, and the other side of the American dream. In 1999, Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, and Lyle Lovett covered his music for the tribute album Pearls in the Snow: The Songs of Kinky Friedman.
As an author, Friedman has written for Rolling Stone and Texas Monthly magazines and, most famously, has become a writer of unique and outrageous mystery novels such as Greenwich Killing Time, A Case of Lone Star, and The Mile High Club, which feature a Jewish country singer turned private eye named Kinky Friedman.
This event will also include a live auction of Kinky Friedman memorabilia. For more information call (505) 821-3214.
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