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JUIF

A CULTURAL POTPOURRI OF EVENTS PORTRAYING THE SAGA OF FRENCH JEWRY

WASHINGTON DC AREA / DECEMBER 2018 TO JUNE 2019

Vive la différence!

SHABBAT, HANUKKAH AND THE NEW MONTH

CONCERT Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 9:30 am

Reflections on Growing Up Jewish in France

EVELYNE TZOUKERMANN, Speaker

LECTURE Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 7:00 pm

From New Christians to French Citizens: The Jews of the Bordeaux region

GERALDINE GUDEFIN, Presenter

LECTURE Sunday, April 28, 2019 4-5:30 pm

KOLOT HALEV ANNUAL CONCERT

Les chansons juives:Portraits of French Jewish Music

CONCERT Sunday, June 2, 2019 4:00 pm

DATE/TIME: Saturday, December 8, 2018 9:30am

LOCATION: Community Room at N. Chevy Chase Christian Church, 8814 Kensington Parkway, Chevy Chase MD 20815 (east of Connecticut Ave,1 block south of 495), 240-292-9450

SPONSOR/HOST: Kolot Halev and Shirat Hanefesh Congregation

Kolot HaLev and Hazzan Ramón Tasat and an array of talented musicians celebrate the music of the French Jews. You will hear melodies originating in Bordeaux and elsewhere, and evocative of the sounds of the Opera and oratorio as they celebrate the immensity of God through the texts of the Psalms. Emile Jonas, Jacques Halévy, Adolphe Attia, Samuel Naumbourg, Georges Bizet and Alphonse Perpignan among others, were remarkable musicians that captured the meaning of Hebrew texts in ways that written words alone cannot. These French composers’ approach to God brings closer to our consciousness mystery, fear, awe, and unspeakable beauty; longing; pain, and passion.

DATE/TIME: Saturday night, January 26, 2019 • 7pm

LOCATION: 1206 Highland Dr., Silver Spring MD

SPONSOR/HOST: Shirat Hanefesh Congregation

SPEAKER: Evelyn Tzoukermann

France has been at the crossroads of many Jewish migrations for over 20 centuries. Some of these migrations have been through trade, and some have been through persecution, but they have each contributed to a rich fabric which reflects multiple historical layers. Evelyne will provide an intimate look at life from the inside as a French Jew. With family roots that date back to the 10th century in France, she will share her own personal story, set against a backdrop of a multiplicity of immigrations and emigrations that have occurred over time across continents.

DATE/TIME: Sunday, April 28, 2019  • 4:00 – 5:30 pm

LOCATION: Ohr Kodesh Cong., 8300 Meadowbrook Lane, Chevy Chase, MD

SPONSOR/HOST: The Foundation for Jewish Studies

SPEAKER: Geraldine Gudefin, Adjunct Faculty in History, American University

Bordeaux, as most Americans know, is one of the most important wine regions of France. Less known is the fact that for several centuries, Bordeaux and its region hosted a vibrant Jewish community that made numerous contributions to the history of France. Join us to retrace the history of this unique Jewish community across four centuries.
Geraldine Gudefin is a modern Jewish historian from France. She holds a BA from Sorbonne-Paris IV, an MA in History from Yale and a Ph.D. in History from Brandeis University. Her research interests include French and American Jewish history, Jewish migration history, gender history, law and religion, and legal pluralism in comparative perspective.

DATE/TIME: Sunday June 2, 2019 • 4:00pm

LOCATION: Beth Ami, 14330 Travilah Rd, Rockville, MD 20850

SPONSOR/HOST: Kolot Halev

CONCERT: Hazzan Ramón Tasat, Artistic Director. Kolot Halev (Voices of the Heart) is a Jewish Community Choir in the Greater Washington Area

Kolot HaLev will perform music by Emile Jonas, Alphonse Perpignan, Leon Algazi, Adolphe Attia, Samuel Naumbourg, Darius Milhaud and George Bizet.

In addition, this concert will explore the music of different regions of France such as Bordeaux and Bayonne.

Kolot HaLev is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County

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