Albuquerque's annual celebration of Klezmer music and dance, featuring clarinetist & ethnomusicologist Joel Rubin; composer and cimbalom teacher Pete Rushefsky; klezmer violinist Steve Greenman; and director/choreographer Bruce Bierman. Weekend includes special Shabbat services, dance parties, concerts, workshops and a lunch n' learn. Held at Nahalat Shalom, 3606 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Albuquerque.
Julie WienerA Canadian judge has ordered child protection officials to use law enforcement agencies to apprehend 14 children in the haredi Orthodox sect Lev Tahor after most of them fled the country. ...[Link]
Julie WienerAcclaimed writer Gary Shteyngart devoted a chapter of his new tragicomic memoir to his alma mater, the Solomon Schechter School of Queens, but none of what he has to say is particularly flattering. ...[Link]