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American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Pre-Thanksgiving Event

Photo: Adi Barash and Ruthis Shatz, directors of the Netflix docuseries Lenox Hill. American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (AFIPO) has announced a pre-Thanksgiving event in appreciation of frontline healthcare workers featuring a behind-the-scenes interview with Ruthie Shatz and Adi Barash, the directors of the Netflix docuseries Lenox Hill. The virtual event, which will…

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Music Under the Dome

On Thursday, Feb. 13, as you head home from work in the chilly dark of a late Portland winter, you can end your day in musical contemplation. Congregation Beth Israel presents the first in a new series of three free mini-concerts called Music Under the Dome. “I want to bring people in to our sacred…

IDF Band animates party

Hundreds of Oregonians recently were treated to a performance that most people have to join the Israeli Defense Forces to see. In honor of Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel Independence Day) four IDF Band members came to Portland to “bring a piece of Israel to communities in the U.S. and give them a stronger connection to Israel,”…

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Crossing Over

Throughout history, humanity has instinctively understood the power of music to heighten emotions. The strident beat of war drums, melodious Torah chants, ethereal church hymns and the ominous rhythm of the Jaws movie theme have all used the language of the soul. Yet Rabbi Alan Berg says that he has never heard a liturgical composition…