3rd year in review
We recently completed a review of our 3rd season and are excited to share our impact (21 events serving approximately 1600 people):
- A pre-Rosh Hashanah party featuring DJ Camille at Sweetwater Brewery which attracted approximately 150 people (vast majority in the 20s and 30s demographic).
- Four Teen Open Mics supporting the next generation of fresh Jewish musicians with partners Temple Sinai, Old Crow Grill and Tavern and Congregation B’nai Torah.
- Musically-infused joyful learning experiences with Jewish Kids Groups featuring entertainment by Bria Kam (Fall 2011) and Ariel Wolpe (Spring 2012)
- Three listening parties at different people’s homes to select music for the Spring Festival, provide intimate gatherings to hear new artists and provide a comfortable environment to introduce people to each other and fresh Jewish music;
- An artist residency featuring performances by and conversation with Kosha Dillz at Sukkah ATL in partnership with Jewish Kids Groups and Jewish Food Alliance and a Young Professional Yom Kippur Break Fast in partnership with Open Jewish Project and MJCCA Young Adult.
- Hanukkah Happy Hour and Toy Drive benefitting Jewish Family and Career Services in partnership with ORT Atlanta and Birthright Israel NEXT Atlanta featuring music from AJMF’s 2011 Spring Festival.
- Partnership with Congregation Shearith Israel to introduce Yale-based a capella group Magevet to the Greater Atlanta area.
- A multi-stage Purim pAAlooza with Ahavath Achim Synagogue featuring local musicians Aviva Kessler, Ariel Wolpe, Sunmoon Pie, Prodezra Beats and Vortex Park.
- A performance by local Black, Jewish musician Sabbath Wind at the Black-Jewish Coalition’s bi-annual Black-Jewish Seder.
- A 5-day Spring Festival from May 9-13 attracting approximately 640 people at five different venues in the Atlanta area featuring local and national artists Aviva and the Flying Penguins, Adam Klein and The Wild Fires, Kosherbeets and Lazy Mane, Red Hot Chachkas, Jacob Jeffries Band and DJ Camille.
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