Monday, January 28, 2013

A Taste of Honey 2013

Abq Jew Palooza!  A Taste of Honey, the Jewish community's annual, exciting, social, cultural, and educational event, is scheduled to take place at the Albuquerque JCC on Sunday, February 10th.

 Sign Up By January 31st for Early Bird Price!!!

Yes, this is Abq Jew Palooza! Event Number 3. Abq Jew has forgotten neither Event Number 1 nor Event Number 2. He simply wanted to be sure you have enough time to catch the Early Bird Price!


The Keynote Speaker will be Cantor Ellen Dreskin.

Cantor Dreskin has worked with Jews of all denominations as Director of Programs for Synagogue 3000, a national, not-for-profit institute dedicated to revitalizing and re-energizing synagogue life in North America. 

A native Texan, Cantor Dreskin graduated from the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion, School of Sacred Music, in New York.

She has a Master’s Degree in Jewish Communal Service from Brandeis University.

Cantor Dreskin is also a founding member of the renowned musical group Beged Kefet.


Courses and presenters for the first session include:
  • Sulam Chi: Mysticism Meets the Body – Levi Ben-Shmuel
  • How Yiddish Has Changed America – Harvey Buchalter
  • The Magic of Chant: Heal the Spirit, Transform the Mind – Rabbi Shefa Gold 
  • What Happens After We Die?: The Jewish Perspective – Rabbi Harry Rosenfeld
  • Lashon Hara or Lashon Hurrah?  Shifting our Speech from Evil to Good – Rabbi Jack Shlachter
  • A Taste of Jewish Dance – Michele Diel
  • The Life and Work of Franz Kafka – Sarah Egelman
  • Cultural and Religious Diversity in America – Tammy Kaiser
  • To Remember: Honoring & Sharing Family Stories & Traditions – Naomi Sandweiss

Courses and presenters for the second session include:
  • Facing One Another:  A Jewish View – Rabbi Paul Citrin
  • Yoga and Kavanah – Susan Citrin
  • Lomir Ale Zingen!  Let’s Sing Together! – Beth Cohen  
  • Growing Up in Palestine-Israel: Childhood Memories – Shlomo Karni
  • Jewish Songwriters of Tin Pan Alley – Judy and Michael Muldawer
  • Jewish Funeral Traditions on Film – Gail Rubin
  • A Taste of the Zohar:  Ascent of the Soul – Paula A. Schwartz & Reuben Weisz
  • Creating Roots, Preserving Memories (on-line) – Schelly Talalay Dardashti
  • Secrets Behind Adobe Walls:  A Story of Old Santa Fe – Sandra K. Toro 
Click here for the brochure and sign-up form.
For more information, contact Phyllis Wolf at or (505) 348-4500.

And what to do the Shabbat before?  Join us for the first ever
New Mexico Synagogue Musicians Shabbaton
sponsored by the Jewish Federation of New Mexico and Congregation Albert.


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