Shanah Tovah! A Joyous New Year’s Musical Celebration with Avram Pengas, David Amram & friends

Sunday, September 17 2023 at 7:00 PM

Doors open 7:00 PM

Show begins 7:30 PM

This is a 21+ Event

Shanah Tovah! Welcome in the new year with a family-friendly evening that celebrates the vibrant global traditions of Yiddish music

20 dollar table minimum per person is required.
Tickets are non-refundable.

$25 in advance
$30 at door


Shanah Tovah! A Joyous New Year’s Musical Celebration: with Avram Pengas, David Amram and friends
Songs of NYC’s Yiddish Theater, Sephardic folklore, and their global roots

Songs of New York City’s Yiddish theater, Sephardic folklore and their global roots will welcome in the new year. Come to listen, sing along, and dance to the music of both the Ashkenazic and Sephardic communities which continue to enrich the music of the world.

Since the first immigrants arrived in New York from Central and Eastern Europe almost 500 years ago, music has been an integral part of Jewish life, not just at Temple. It both describes and symbolises the Jewish experience, in good times and bad, and it has had a profound influence on the development of both popular and classical music.

Welcome in the new year with an exhilarating evening of music spanning Yiddish theater and Broadway, jazz, rock and rap. Come hear the roots of all these musical genres, many of which go back thousands of years, in a thrilling participatory concert led by Avram Pengas, guitar and bouzouki maestro, and David Amram, “the renaissance man of American music” and Artist Emeritus of The Village Trip.

They are joined by Elysa Sunshine on bass and vocals, Nick Mandoukos on guitar, bouzouki and vocals, and Seido Salifoski on percussion and dumbek.

September 17 at 7:30pm at Drom, 85 Avenue A. 

Village Trip Avram Pengas

Avram Pengas is a Greek born musical arranger, lead guitarist, and bouzouki performer who plays popular Israeli hits, exotic Arabic melodies, pulsating Persian and Turkish rhythms, Armenian dances and traditional Yiddish songs. He creates music that is rooted in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, and draws upon Eastern and Western musical elements.

You can learn more about him here

David Amram

David Amram is a celebrated American composer who has collaborated with the likes of Charles Mingus, Lionel Hampton, and Jack Kerouac among many others. He composed the scores for many films including Pull My Daisy (1959), Splendor In The Grass (1960) and The Manchurian Candidate (1962). Since the early 1950s, he has traveled the world extensively, working as a musician and a conductor in over thirty-five countries including Cuba, Kenya, Egypt, Pakistan, Israel, Latvia and China. He also regularly crisscrosses the United States and Canada.

You can learn more about him here

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