Wednesday, December 4, 2019


Miracles and Spirit: A Hanukkah Celebration

WHEN: Sunday, December 8, 3 pm
Kaplen JCC on the Palisades’ Eric Brown Theater, 411 E. Clinton Avenue in Tenafly
TICKETS: $16 for JCC members $20 and $20 for the public. Purchase tickets at, call 201-408-1465, or visit the JCC’s front desk.

The SHIRAH Community Chorus on the Palisades, conducted by Marsha Bryan Edelman, will perform its annual Winter Concert, Miracles and Spirit: A Chanukah Celebration, will feature celebratory songs from the Jewish choral tradition in Hebrew and English and will be followed by a post-concert reception, underwritten by the Weinflash family.

"As we anticipate the celebration of Chanukah, we’re excited to be presenting traditional and contemporary music associated with the holiday,” says Conductor Marsha Bryan Edelman. “We’ll also be offering a musical thanks for the miracles that have been performed for the Jewish people, in every season. It’s a fun program that we’re sure will delight listeners of all ages.”

The chorus is supported by founders Bernie (z”l) and Ruth (z”l) Weinflash and their SHIRAH Endowment Fund in tribute to Matthew Lazar; the Ethel and Irving Plutzer Endowment for the SHIRAH Choir; and the Rhoda Toonkel Endowment for the SHIRAH Choir and donations from supporters.

About the SHIRAH Community Chorus on the Palisades

Founded in 1994, SHIRAH brings together singers from across the Jewish denominational spectrum to perform the great choral works of the Jewish experience. SHIRAH has been featured in concerts in the United States and Israel, including Avery Fisher Hall (Lincoln Center), the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), the Bergen Performing Arts Center, and more. It also performs annually at the North American Jewish Choral Festival and at synagogue concerts throughout the tri-state area.

About the JCC Thurnauer School of Music

The JCC Thurnauer School of Music has been named a Major Arts Institution by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Serving nearly 500 students from infancy through adulthood, it offers a comprehensive program similar to the finest pre-college conservatories. The Thurnauer experience includes instrumental lessons, ensembles, and classes, master classes with world-renowned artists; a chamber music series; faculty recitals; and frequent student performances. It is a member of the National Guild for Community Arts Education and received an award for “excellence and high standards” from The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.