Rady JCC Announces Line-Up for 10th Tarbut: Festival of Jewish Culture, Early Bird Tickets Now On Sale

September 3, 2019

The Rady JCC is thrilled to present the 10th annual Tarbut: Festival of Jewish Culture and Jewish Book Fair from October 26 – November 3, 2019.  Tarbut blends sought-after musicians, speakers, films and authors in one whirlwind festival of international and local talent.

The mission of  the Tarbut: Festival of Jewish Culture is to share the beauty of Jewish Arts in a program of cultural offerings you won’t find anywhere else in Winnipeg at any point in the year,” says Rady JCC Assistant Executive Director, Tamar Barr. “We’ve worked hard to bring a mix of international and local musical talents, award-winning authors, a comedian and compelling films to entertain everyone.”

Schedule of Events:

 Opening Night Event: Saturday, October 26, 8:00 p.m.

Rami Kleinstein and the Piano

Israel’s most popular contemporary singer, Rami Kleinstein, opens the 10th anniversary season of Tarbut. Known as Israel’s Piano Man for his beautiful love songs, soothing voice and exquisite piano playing, Rami’s been called the Israeli Elton John and Billy Joel. He has earned triple-platinum albums for his soulful ballads, and won accolades for his unforgettable live shows.

Centre Piece Concert: Wednesday, October 30, 7:30 p.m.

Mal Magorel Pays Tribute to the Music of Bette Midler

The show, which was an overwhelming sellout during Music ‘N’ Mavens 2018, will be bigger and “bette”r than ever. Mal and her incredible seven-piece band comprised of some of Winnipeg’s finest musicians, will take you on a journey through Ms. Midler’s extensive musical catalogue including such hits as Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Wind Beneath My Wings, The Rose among many others. This show is a must see for any Bette fan.

Stand Out Concert: Saturday, November 2, 8:00 p.m.

Yemen Blues presents The Great Hallel

West End Cultural Centre

The wildly popular Yemen Blues, led by the charismatic Ravid Kahalani, is embarking on an all new project Yemen Blues presents The Great Hallel. Hallel is a Jewish prayer, a verbatim recitation from Psalms 113-118, recited by observant Jews on holy days as an act of praise and thanksgiving. The new compositions are derived from Kahalani’s thoughtful reading into the deep spiritual meaning of this holy text. After selling out the Berney twice, and rocking the Winnipeg Folk Festival, Tarbut is thrilled to host the full nine-piece band that guarantees an audience on their feet.

Closing Night Event: Joel Chasnoff Standup Comedy Show!

Sunday, November 3, 7:30 p.m.

Joel Chasnoff is the rare stand-up comedian who’s also a former IDF combat soldier. A Chicago native, Joel has performed his unique brand of Jewish comedy in nine countries including two off-Broadway shows, a USO comedy tour of Japan and Korea and more than 1,000 Jewish events. “Joel Chasnoff was amazing at the United Synagogue Centennial. He literarily had 1,200 people praying…that his act wouldn’t end.” shared Rabbi Charles Savenor, Director of Engagement, Park Avenue Synagogue, New York.

 Enjoy the Early Bird Special – Purchase Tickets to Showcase Events by October 3 and Save 20%. Tickets Available on-line at www.radyjcc.com or by calling (204) 477-7510.

Other Tarbut highlights include:

91A & 370 H Panel: Tuesday, October 29, 7:00 p.m.

In 2019 the YMHA/Rady JCC is celebrating a milestone – 100 years. Please join our panelists as they share their memories of 91 Albert and 370 Hargrave. Audience participation is encouraged. Our panelists are Al Chisvin, Roz Greenfeld, Les Marks and Susan Turner and moderated by Kinzey Posen.

Presented by the Rady JCC and the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada. No admission charge

 Eva Wiseman Book Launch: Healing Lives: A Century of Jewish Physicians

Sunday, November 3, 2:00 pm,

Born in Hungary, Eva Wiseman came to Canada with her family when she was a girl.  She began to write at a young age, and her books have earned her significant recognition and critical reception.  Her latest book examines the contribution of local doctors. Presented by the Rady JCC and the Jewish Heritage Centre of Western Canada. No admission charge

Plus:  Best of the Fest Film Fest

 Golda’s Balcony, The Film

Sunday, October 27, 2:00 pm,

The acclaimed Broadway show about the former Israeli Prime Minister is now a motion picture with Tovah Feldshuh in a tour de force performance.  (USA, 2019).

 Bag of Marbles

Monday, October 28, 7:30 pm,

Based on the true story of Paris writer Joseph Joffo’s childhood in Nazi-occupied France. When his parents send a young Joseph and his brother off alone to get to the French Zone Libre, they quickly learn to fend for themselves.  Full of immaculate period detail and breathless dramatic moments. (France, 2017)

Tickets are now available for purchase online on www.radyjcc.com or by calling (204) 477-7510.
Early Bird Special – Purchase tickets to certain events by October 3 and save 20%.