The many talents of the region’s Jewish community will be on display at B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation’s open mic and benefit concert Saturday, May 6, 7 p.m. at the synagogue, 420 Whitehall Road, Albany, New York.
Hosted by singer/songwriter Phil Teumim, the event will showcase the singing, storytelling, poetry recitation and musicianship of the Jewish community. All funds raised will go to aid the North Mississippi Rural Legal Services – Tornado Disaster Legal Assistance Project. The project helps residents of north Mississippi with legal issues resulting from their losses caused by the recent tornadoes that devastated part of the state.
Free admission; donations are encouraged and appreciated.
The first part of the evening will be an open mic. Everyone is invited to perform: sing a song, play an instrument, tell a story, read some poems or tell a joke or two. Listen and appreciate, or perform and be appreciated.
After intermission, enjoy a concert by the evening’s featured artists: songs by premier acoustic trio Phil Teumim, Will Vail and Jeff Klamka, Gypsy jazz by Gadjo and stories by professional storytellers Frank-Lee Speaking.
Coffee and light refreshments will be available.
Advance registration by email to firstname.lastname@example.org is highly encouraged to ensure a performance spot on the program.