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  • Sing Us a Song, Israel’s Piano Man

    By Amy Klein

    November 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    One hot summer night in 1997, under the starry desert sky at Masada mountaintop in Israel, I fell in love with Rami Kleinstein.

    "Get yourself some apples and dates/sweeten up your days/He's not worth the pain/that rattles your heart."

    I felt as if Rami was singing directly to me,...

  • Orthodox Mother Opens New Opera

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    File under Incongruities, Major: One of the latest luminaries in the world of grand opera is an Orthodox mother of four from Brooklyn.

    In the male-dominated world of opera composition, Deborah Drattell is a rarity, but from childhood she never doubted she would excel in the world of...

  • Yonah and the Wail

    By Gaby Wenig

    March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Johnny Childs, blues musician, has come a long way from his old life as an ultra-Orthodox hoodlum. He started off in Brooklyn as Yonah Krohn, the unruly third child in a family of 10, who would sometimes briefly steal the fancy cars outside synagogues and take them for joy rides. He...

  • Stalin’s Jewish State

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 27, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    When Yale Strom was growing up in a traditional, socialist-Zionist home in Detroit, he was riveted by his father's tales of a Jewish state founded 20 years before Israel in a Siberian swamp.

    Three decades later, he remembered the obscure Jewish geography lesson to make the...

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  • Leon Hirsh Guide

    By Shirl Lee Pitesky

    December 12, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Leon Hirsh Guide, conductor, music educator and musician, died in early October. He was 81.

    Guide was born Feb. 3, 1921, in Turkey to Clara and Joseph Guide, who had left Russia during the civil war. The family moved to Chicago when Guide was 2.

    He studied cello while attending...

  • Conversations at the Keyboard

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 21, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Not long before Leonard Bernstein died, in 1988, the ebullient conductor and composer approached pianist Jeffrey Siegel backstage at Lincoln Center. His business was urgent. He wanted to discuss Siegel's "keyboard conversations," concerts with commentary pioneered by Siegel and based...
  • Spectator

    By Diane Arieff

    March 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Attorney GerrySchubert may be a relatively familiar face in Orange County; alongtime resident of Yorba Linda and a member at Mission Viejo'sCongregation Eilat, Schubert is actively involved in JewishFederation projects. But, soon, he may become better known for therelease of his...

  • ‘Till Death Do Us Part’—Enough Already

    By Linda Feldman

    February 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Many of us who said, "Till death do us part,"never went the distance. Gary and Barbara did. They were a great lovestory. The fact that her parents didn't approve of their marriage,because he was a saxophone player, made it all the morepowerful.

    From the moment Barbara was diagnosed...

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