Melodious Medley

Published December 01, 2006, issue of December 01, 2006.
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Debbie Friedman, Craig Taubman and Cantor Jeff Klepper of Kol B’Seder join forces this weekend in a concert presented by the Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education and sponsored by the Forward.

Comedian Joel Chasnoff, who serves as master of ceremonies, joins the three legendary musicians. The performance is being held at Congregation Rodeph Shalom, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. A panel discussion titled “The Next Big Ideas in Jewish Life,” presented by CAJE and sponsored by The Jewish Week, takes place earlier in the day. Speakers include John Ruskay, executive vice president and CEO of the UJA-Federation of New York; Rabbi Elliot Dorff, professor of philosophy and rector at Los Angeles’s University of Judaism, and Forward contributor Bethamie Horowitz, research director of the Mandel Foundation.

Both events are part of CAJE’s A Day of Study and Celebration of Jewish Education. The program honors CAJE’s executive director, Eliot Spack, who is retiring after 26 years of service.

Congregation Rodeph Shalom, 7 W. 83rd St.; Dec. 3; panel discussion: 1:30 p.m.; $18; concert: 8 p.m.; $25. (212-268-4210)






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