Join us for a very special night of music and prayer at TBT. Nefesh Mountain is one of the hottest Jewish bands in the world. They were recently featured in Rolling Stone Magazine, which said, “A masterclass in string music, Nefesh Mountain preach peace, understanding, and acceptance with musical muscle.” The concert will be preceded by a dinner with food from Ezell’s Famous Chicken (and vegetarian options), so bring your appetite and get ready for an evening of music and celebration.
This Hanukkah, sing and dance along with a cappella and Jewish music sensations the Maccabeats! Originally formed as a Yeshiva University student vocal group, the Maccabeats are phenomenal performers with a massive fan base, over 20 million views on YouTube, numerous TV appearances, and four successful albums, including their bestselling “A Maccabeats Hanukkah.” With little more than their unadulterated voices, a little Jewish humor, and a philosophy of integrating traditional and secular sounds, they entertain and inspire audiences of all backgrounds and ages with an eclectic repertoire of Jewish and Israeli songs, pop hits, and signature mash-ups, like breakout Hanukkah parody, “Candlelight.” Their all-ages Hanukkah shows will have the whole family rocking out! Best for ages 4+
Hear from executive coach and memoir author, Gail Weiss Gaspar, about how she reckoned with family secrets and the legacy of her father’s experience as a Holocaust survivor and how you can grow from trauma that may be holding you back from the life you want.
Gail Weiss Gaspar, MA, ACC, is a certified coach, an executive career strategist and the author of Carrying my Father’s Torch: From Holocaust Trauma to Transformation. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Ithaca College, an M.A. in Education/Human Resource Development from The George Washington University, and Professional Certifications from both The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and International Coach Federation (ICF).
Join us for an interactive Hanukkah storytime with two Sephardic children’s authors (one local, one world-renowned) as they share their Jewish Cuban family stories. Julie Anna Blank (“Hanukkah in Little Havana”) and Ruth Behar (“Tía Fortuna’s New Home: A Jewish Cuban Journey”) read their beautifully illustrated books for us. Then we’ll sing Hanukkah songs together, including Ladino/Sephardic favorite “Ocho Kandelikas.” You can also make a Hanukkah menorah out of snacks to enjoy during the event! Books make great Hanukkah presents, and the event is free with purchase.
In partnership with Jewish Book Council.
Sponsored by Samis Foundation.
$5 (under age 2 FREE)
FREE with book purchase:
$15 Book: “Tía Fortuna’s New Home”
$20 Book: “Hanukkah in Little Havana”
Join Rabbi Laura, Director of Project Kavod, for a light-filled, creative study and workshop on the themes of Chanukah. We’re excited to offer this event both in-person and virtually after several years of exclusive remote access. Please consider joining us on-site at JFS for a festive nosh and opportunity to connect to community during our festival of lights.