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Culture & Community » Tarbut: Festival of Jewish Culture » Festival Schedule  

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Michael Greilsammer: Saturday, November 15, 8:00 p.m.

Israeli violinist and singer songwriter Michael Greilsammer has earned himself the title of the world's only Jewish reggae violinist. His lyrical mix of French and Hebrew, pepper his music, which is influenced by the rhythms of Bob Marley, Irish pubs, Gypsy camps and the Arab street. 





Songs of our People: The 1985 Concert CD Launch: Featuring performances by eight Cantors from our community: Sunday, November 16, 2:00 p.m.


This program will feature a concert performed by Cantors Tracy Kasner-Greaves, Anibal Mass, Len Udow, Michael Eskin, Gerry Daien, Arky Berkal, Judah Smolack and Richard Yaffe. This concert will explore cantoral music, then to now. Concert produced by Kinsey Posen. Presented in partnership with The Jewish Heritage Centre




Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy: Sunday, November 16, 7:30pm


Narrated by Joel Grey, this film explores the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical. Peabody Award, 2014; Official Selection, Toronto International Film Festival, 2013. (USA, 2013)



Wunderkinder (Prodigies): Monday, November 17, 7:30 pm


From the producers of Europa Europa comes the moving story of three exceptional child prodigies - two Jewish, one German - whose innocent world is turned upside down. Best Feature, Jerusalem Film Festival, 2011; Best Narrative Feature, Palm Springs International Film Festival, 2012; Best Feature Film, San Diego Jewish Film Festival, 2012; Yad Vashem Chairman's Award, Jerusalem, 2011.(Germany, 2011)





Anna-Lisa Kirby Presents: The Carole King Songbook: Tuesday, November 18, 7:30 p.m.


With a solid all-Winnipeg band consisting of Will Bonness, Steve Kirby, Larry Roy, Quincy Davis, Jon Gordon and Derrick Gardner, and led by the inimitable Anna-Lisa Kirby, this concert will have you humming along to your Carole King favourites.






Rabbi Joseph Telushkin: Jewish Literacy, Humour and Thought: Wednesday, November 19, 7:30 p.m.


Joseph Telushkin, named by Talk Magazine as one of the 50 best speakers in the United States, is the author of the most widely selling books on Judaism of the past two decades. His more than 15 books have shaped what Jewish thought is today. Presented in cooperation with the Jewish Book Council.




Naomi Ragen: Thursday, November 20, 7:30 p.m.

Naomi Ragen has published nine internationally best-selling novels and is the author of a hit play Women’s Minyan. An Orthodox woman, feminist and iconoclast, Naomi is a tireless advocate for women’s rights in Israel.





Yemen Blues: Saturday, November 22, 8:00 p.m.

Performing world-wide, the magnetic Yemeni-born Israeli singer Ravid Kahalani and his masterful musicians, including Israeli percussionist Itamar Doari, Israeli-Uruguayan percussionist Rony Iwryn, New York bassist and oud player Shanir Blumenkranz and New York trumpeter Itamar Borochov, are one of the most gripping and fun live bands in contemporary music today


Jewish Images: Saturday November 15 - Sunday, November 23

A Photography Exhibit featuring the work of Manuel Sousa, Keith Levit and Samanta Katz.






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Tarbut Festival Director: Tamar Barr -  tbarr@radyjcc.com   204-477-7537

Tarbut Festival Communications: Rebecca Brask rbrask@radyjcc.com 204-477-7533

Tarbut Music Producer: Karla Berbrayer - kberb@shaw.ca

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