guests

Donald Sosin

Donald Sosin has been enthralling audiences in the US and Europe with his silent film music for over thirty years. Born in 1951, he grew up in Rye, NY, and Munich. He studied piano with Kyriena Siloti, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia University, studying composition with William Albright and…

DJ Ricky Paul

Ricky Paul was born and raised in the East Falls section of Philadephia, PA and Cherry Hill, NJ. He graduated with a B.A. from Rowan University and has steadily worked for over 20 years in all facets of the performing arts including: environmental and improvisational theatre, musical comedy, socially conscious performance art, film, and television.…

Dara Jeffries

Dara Jeffries is a representative of the Jewish Community of Oporto. She is an attorney, lived most of her life in Portugal, and still has strong ties with the Community there.

Daniel Kahn

Detroit-born, Berlin-based singer/songwriter, polyglot poet, translator and activist Daniel Kahn concocts furious, tender, electrifying and revolutionary Alienation Klezmer. With the Painted Bird, he presents a variety of passionate songs inspired in part by the struggles of Jewish revolutionaries at the turn of the century, and in part by his own intense desire for a better…

Carole R. Zawatsky

Carole Zawatsky has been the CEO at the Edlavitch DCJCC since 2011. She has held leadership roles at many Jewish museums throughout the United States including the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC and The Jewish Museum in New York.  Her most recent position was with the JCC of San Francisco where she…

Ambassador Ron Dermer

Ron Dermer was born and raised in Miami Beach, Florida. He earned a degree in Finance and Management from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) from Oxford University. For three years, he was a columnist for the Jerusalem Post. In 2004, Ron…

Jorge Gurvich

Jorge Gurvich was born in Argentina and immigrated to Israel in 1978. He studied Cinema at Tel Aviv University and very quickly became one of the leading cinematographers in Israel, shooting over 80 films (including features, shorts, and documentaries). In the late 90s, he directed several short films and TV dramas that won international awards,…

Andy Bergman

Grounded in classical technique, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and recording artist Andy Bergman’s musicality is informed by years of work with a wide range of ensembles from orchestras and theater pits to afro-funk, klezmer, folk, reggae, and jazz bands. His growing list of credits includes appearances at the Chicago World Music Festival, Oslo World Music Festival, Festival…

Chris Baum

Chris Baum is a contemporary violinist, composer, and educator who “ushers the violin into fresh sonic territory” (NPR). A pioneer of modern string technique, his strength lies in his versatility, consistently pushing boundaries while molding his playing to fit ensembles and genres often deemed unsuitable for the instrument. Trained in a demanding classical environment, Baum…

Sofía Tosello

From Cordoba, Argentina, vocalist Sofia Tosello draws on her expertise in such Latin American Cancion traditions as Tango, Chacarera, Bolero, Son and Zamba to bring GME vocals alive with bold colours. Part of an exciting group of young transnational artists advancing change in Latin American song, Tosello performs and records worldwide with artists like Horacio…