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Klezmer Brunch

Kruzhok is having its first event “Бранч под музыку”, a fabulous brunch at City Winery, with a performance by Lisa Gutkin, a Grammy-winning artist, offering a vibrant blend of Jewish melodies, jazz, blues, and much more! A great event for your parents to hear wonderful music, socialize, and have brunch. Tickets can be purchased online.

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Israel: A Home Movie

CREATED AND PRODUCED BY ARIK BERNSTEIN
DIRECTED BY ELIAV LILTI
Why is it that home-movie footage, usually taken at celebratory events (birthdays, weddings, bar mitzvahs, summer holidays, Christmas), may evoke profound sadness when viewed in retrospect.? Susan Sontag wrote brilliantly on the nature of photography: that it freezes a moment which is instantly no more, that it captures the transitory, allowing us to consider its fate. ISRAEL: A HOME MOVIE performs this role for an entire nation. Arik Bernstein assembles amateur movie footage from the 1930s through the 1970s: from Romanian refugees dancing on the decks of boats as they arrive in then-Palestine, to postwar Europeans complaining of a “barbarian land,” to celebratory Israelis in 1968 proclaiming victory in “the last war,” to those in the ‘70s who founded settlements in the occupied territories. In the course of one movie, Israel goes from a young, optimistic nation to one in which the realities of middle-age settle in. As early as the late 1970s, one feels that tragedy has become the norm, that life inevitably leads to death and that – in Israel as we have known it – peace inevitably leads to war.
ISRAEL, 2012, 93 MINS., IN HEBREW WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES, ALMA FILMS

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Girls Rock Festival 5th Anniversary

The mission of The Girls Rock festival is to place a spotlight on music, art and entertainment from a feminine perspective. As they say, “there is nothing like a female touch” and this festival creates a platform that exposes a larger audience to experience many aspects of our collective creativity.
This unique approach coupled with our intensity and emotion provides a sense of “feminine purpose”. It is an opportunity for many artists to exhibit their craft for the first time as well as the opportunity to learn and network with established artists.