Special Events


Hava Nagila, For Real: a Presentation on Traditional Jewish Folk Music

Wed 8/13 2:00 PM

Daniel Gil has a deep knowledge of traditional Jewish music. He performs music that has been passed down through many generations, and he is an expert on the historical context of these traditional melodies. In performing the material from his latest CD “Hava Nagila, For Real” he will give renditions of folk tunes that were part of the vernacular before the Holocaust. Working from the rare transcriptions of music from the Shtetls of Eastern Europe, Daniel has recreated songs that represent a way of life and being that no longer exists. He will also share stories of the history behind the music as well as stories of the Jews and Rabbis of Eastern Europe.

Daniel Gil is a composer, folk musician, producer, and arranger living in the Boston Area. Daniel's works as a composer have been performed in both Europe and America, and are enjoyed by musicians and audiences alike. Daniel studied under the world's most published composer, Dr. John Bavicchi, at Berklee College of Music, where Daniel graduated in 1998. Daniel is a master of the Jewish folk idiom, and has led audiences around the world in song and dance through his unique blend of world instruments and storytelling.

Daniel's website is www.jewsmusic.com


Show Me the Sugar!

Tue 9/23 7:00 PM

Are you tired, run down, listless? Have you stopped to consider how sugar can be wrecking your energy? Join us for an engaging event and learn how to retake control of that afternoon slump – and enjoy some great re-energizing snacks in the process!

Presented by Almarie Fernandez, a Board Certified Health Coach and an advocate of the power of nutrition and lifestyle choices in improving quality of life. She became passionate about this work over 3 years ago when she successfully helped herself through a serious autoimmune condition with nutrition and lifestyle changes. Almarie decided to become a health coach to fulfill her passion of working with men and women suffering from food allergies to improve their health and lifestyle. She received her training at Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. Almarie leads workshops on nutrition and offers individual nutrition and lifestyle coaching support.