This year's festival features Jewish music of many eras and places, and we promise a little something for everyone! From folk to rock to klezmer to Israeli folk tunes, we (hopefully!) will get your toes tapping and your bodies moving to some great melodies from many generations. We look forward to bringing you this amazing talent!
Your 2018 entertainment line-up includes:
The Miami Valley Klezmer Ensemble will bring Eastern European Klezmer to our main stage. Featuring local musicians, this group is sure to get you up and moving out of your seat!
The Dayton Jewish Chorale will also grace the stage at the Jewish Cultural Festival sharing Jewish and Israeli folk tunes and classic favorites. Led by Hazzan Jenna Greenberg, this intergenerational group is composed of your friends and fellow community members.
The Boxcar Suite returns again, sharing rock and roll music from your favorite Jewish musicians, songwriters, and bands.
The Miami Valley Music Men will delight audiences with their barbershop arrangements of Jewish Broadway music and other popular favorites. The stories behind the music provide additional insight into the work of the composers and fun tidbits make the music that much more enjoyable.
Looking for some additional spice? The Shimmy Cats dance troupe specializes in Egyptian and Turkish style cabaret belly dance. They feature many of their own choreographies and enjoy sharing the dance.
2018 Festival Entertainment schedule:
JCC Children’s Theatre
Scenes from Tarzan
Jacob McGlaun & Angele Price
Miami Valley Klezmer Ensemble
Eastern European tunes
Dayton Jewish Chorale
Jewish & Israeli favorites
Miami Valley Music Men
Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra Chamber Players
Classical chamber music
The Shimmy Cats
Israeli folk & Middle-Eastern dancing
The Boxcar Suite
Rock & Roll
Price Music Studios
Show tunes & other favorites
Israeli folk dancing
Jewish folk & camp songs
Tevye in Dayton
Olivia Frances & Pam Schwartz
Guitar & flute duet
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