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Schedule of Events
Jay Gitlin Quartet
This local group gets the audience on their feet dancing with their lively horas and freilachs. Jay Gitlin of North Branford is a musical director, keyboard player and percussionist who has over five decades of experience in playing dance music. As co-founder of the Bales-Gitlin Band, Jay has played at thousands of celebrations—and over 2,000 weddings! The quartet will recreate the energy and joy of a Jewish wedding on the Guilford Green.
The Jazz Rabbi and his Minyan
Featuring Rabbi Greg Wall, David Morgan and Matt Modell. Rabbi Wall is a jazz and klezmer virtuoso who helped define a new genre of Jewish Jazz, influencing a whole generation of young artists. Today he also serves as the rabbi of Beit Chaverim Synagogue in Westport, CT, where he continues to combine prayer and jazz, Psalms and saxophone to uplift and inspire.
They are a four-piece band from West Hartford specializing in klezmer music and popular Jewish favorites. Joel Schlank and his talented musicians play a rich and lively mix of music that laughs and cries, dances, soars and dives to reach the hearts and souls of their audience.
All-Day Festival Activities
Children and adults can explore the ancient Temple in Jerusalem through a hands-on, interactive presentation. Biblical stories will come to life as participants create models of the Temple, the priestly garb, and some of the sweet-smelling spices used in ancient worship.
Israeli and local artists and artisans will be selling a variety of Judaica, jewelry, art and unique Israeli products. Books, videos and games of Jewish interest will be available for sale. Festival-goers will be able to choose from delicious kosher fair favorites. Kids will enjoy inflatable slides, obstacle course and a variety of Jewish-themed arts and crafts projects. All day Jewish music, kosher food, art & book sale, entertainment, children’s crafts & inflatables, and jewelry & craft vendors! Free admission. Food, crafts, and vendor items are for sale.
Chabad of the Shoreline is dedicated to helping Jews connect to their heritage through study, innovative programs and communal events. Chabad also reaches out to those in need of spiritual or material assistance.
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