Monday, January 30, 2012

A Taste of Honey 2012

Get With The Program!  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 12th.

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

The Keynote Speaker will be author, songwriter, and Yiddishist Michael Wex, who is (perhaps) best known for his New York Times best-selling book on the history and development of Yiddish, Born to Kvetch. The follow-up, Just Say Nu, took up where Kvetch left off - providing vocabulary for those wanting to try out their Yiddish. How to Be a Mentsh (and Not a Shmuck), Wex's latest non-fiction book, is a manual for pursuing happiness while still acting with integrity, honor, and compassion.

Michael Wex will be speaking on the topic "Oy Vey!! Jews, Humor and Yiddish".  We’ll look at how humor has informed Jewish life from the Exodus from Egypt right up to the present day. We’ll examine some common Yiddish idioms to see how humor of a particularly ironic kind has embedded itself in the Yiddish outlook on the world. We’ll also see the effect that such an outlook has had on the speaker’s life, both as a native Yiddish-speaker and as someone who has been doing research into Yiddish for the past three decades.

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 night before?  Join us for "A Tribute to Four Centuries of Jewish Composers", a performance by the Santa Fe Men's Camerata.

The Santa Fe Men’s Camerata will perform works by Samuel Cohen, Felix Mendelssohn, Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Rodgers & Hart, Lerner & Loewe,  Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Bob Dylan, and Paul Simon.

$15 / JCC members & A Taste of of Honey participants. $20 / nonmembers.
Register online at, or by calling 348-4518.

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