Presented by Israeli American Council, hosted by CBS.

Since the days of King David, the Jewish people never had an artist like Naomi Shemer whose music was sung by so many and had such a vast and dramatic effect and influence on the Jewish and Israeli narrative.

Over 1,000 songs were written and composed by Shemer. Many of which tell the story of the State of Israel—from its birth through today, in happy times and sad. Her work is still very much ‘alive’ and cherished by all.  Naomi Shemer belongs to everyone, in the Jewish State and across the world.

Roy Rimshon, a self-confessed Naomi Shemer enthusiast, brings light and life to Shemer’s story. From her childhood in Kibbutz Kinneret through adolescence, from her musical education and early songs to becoming a living legend, Shemer’s life is a colorful narrative. Rimshon’s lectures combine well-known songs, videos and rare pictures, unfolding the life and work of this most influential and loved artist of the State of Israel.

Ticket prices:
Early Bird: $15 +1.78 fee (prior to May 23)
Day of: $18 +$1.93 fee (Day of)

To register:

Lomir lernen a bisl Yiddish tsuzamen!
with Marianne Tatom

Marianne is an enthusiastic Yiddishist and klezmer clarinetist, a member of Congregation Beth Shalom, and a 2018-2019 Yiddish Pedagogy Fellow at the Yiddish Book Center, headquartered in Amherst, MA. Her year-long Yiddish class, the first in Beth Shalom’s 50-year history, will use materials from the Yiddish Book Center’s new textbook, “In Eynem” (“As One”). Together, we will use the Yiddish language to socialize and converse with classmates, delve into texts for cultural and artistic insights, and draw on multimedia Yiddish sources from different time periods, geographical regions, and points on a wide-ranging religious and political spectrum. Students should familiarize themselves with the alef-beys before the first class (online guide available at For questions about the class, please contact Marianne Tatom.

Time: Wednesday nights, 7:00-8:00pm

Dates: Class begins Sept 26 (25 sessions)

Cost*: $125/Member, $175/Non-member

The lower tuition for this class has been made possible thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor.

Spots for this class are still open! To register, contact the Front Office at 206-524-0075 or by email.

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