CHUTZPAH! A Celebration of Jewish Showstoppers

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CHUTZPAH! A Celebration of Jewish Showstoppers

A fun and funny evening with Nu Haven Kapelye and a Tribute to TV’s The Goldbergs

By Charter Oak Cultural Center

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Starts on Sunday, April 16 · 6:30pm EDT


Charter Oak Cultural Center 21 Charter Oak Ave. Hartford, CT 06006

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CHUTZPAH! A Celebration of Jewish Showstoppers

with Nu Haven Kapelye and a Tribute to TV’s The Goldbergs

Sunday, April 16 at 6:30pm. Tickets $20

Online sales close Friday, April 14 at 3pm. Tickets sold at the door for cash or check only (subject to availability). No one turned away for lack of funds.

Arrive early to join us for the opening of our new art exhibition, THE ROMANCE OF FIBER ART. 4pm to 6pm in our gallery. FREE event.

Join Charter Oak Cultural Center as we present an evening of Jewish music and comedy featuring NU HAVEN KALEYE Klezmer Big Band and MEET THE GOLDBEGS, a tribute to the groundbreaking1940s/50s Jewish sitcom presented by Leona Schwartz! The evening will be hosted by Alissa Wurtzel, CEO of Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven, and produced by Pierre Sylvain.

The evening kicks off and closes with sets by NU HAVEN KALEYE, Southern New England’s largest, sassiest and sexiest Klezmer ensemble. Featuring a blend of big band and Klezmer traditions, the Kapelye plays joyous, foot-tapping, tuchus-shaking arrangements of Klezmer and Yiddish music from Eastern Europe and other locales. Whether this is your first or five hundredth time hearing Klezmer, each performance offers a unique slate of music that will have you dancing in the aisles, singing the classics, and shaking what your bubbe gave you! From the historical to the hysterical, the Kapelye will have you clapping and laughing, weeping and wondering, and embracing this timeless music.

The centerpiece of the evening will be a loving and hilarious tribute to THE GOLDBERGS, a groundbreaking Jewish sitcom. Delight in a visit to the Golden Age of television as Leona Schwartz revisits the much-loved Molly Goldberg, a Jewish suburban housewife who was portrayed by Gertrude Berg on radio (1929-1946), on television (1948-1957), on Broadway (1948), and on film (1950). The original radio and television shows were written by, directed by, and starred Mrs. Berg, a Tony Award-winner and the first-ever winner of the Emmy Award for Best Actress. Gertrude. Berg was a pioneer of radio and television and is considered the Oprah of her time. Hear the personal story of Eli Mintz, who portrayed the lovable Uncle David. Leona, his real-life daughter, will present an insightful look at the decades-long adventures of The Goldbergs. An original TV episode will be screened, followed by an audience Q&A.

Sponsored by Michael A. Peck. Part of Charter Oak Cultural Center's Celebration of Jewish Arts & Culture.

About the organizer

Charter Oak Cultural Center, a beautiful historic landmark and vibrant non-profit multi-cultural arts center, doing the work of social justice through the arts