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The Passion, The Beauty, The Heartbreak: Israel Through Poetry and Music (Yom Ha’atzmaut Event)

Hosted By: Orange County Jewish Community Scholar Program ("CSP")

Celebrate Israel’s 73rd birthday with an inspiring pilgrimage through the beautifully painful landscape of Israel’s creative legacy with special guest Danny Maseng. Enjoy an engaging, eye opening exploration of Israel’s history as it unfolds through its greatest poets and songwriters. Haunting poems, enchanting melodies and personal insights combine to illuminate the Israeli genius in brutal honesty, self-criticism, and love of country and of the Hebrew language.

The changes in Israeli society, the wars, attitudes towards love and friendship become somehow clearer as the complexity of Israeli life becomes more visceral. From Bialik to Shlonski, from Alterman to Amichai, from Leah Goldberg to Rachel Israel’s poetry unfolds in all its unparalleled beauty; from Argov to Wilensky, from Minkowsky to Zeira, from Mati Caspi to Yoni Rechter, Israel’s songwriting is shown for all of its sophisticated, moving and ever-relevant poignancy. Now, more than ever, Israel needs to be seen for all its beauty, pain, complexity and struggle. This novel approach does just that by touching both mind and soul.


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Danny Maseng

Born in Israel to American parents, Danny Maseng first came to the United States to star on Broadway in 'Only Fools Are Sad.' A playwright, actor, singer and composer, Danny has served as Evaluator of New American Plays/Opera-Musical Theater for the National Endowment for the Arts, as the Director of the Spielberg Fellowships for the FJC, as Spiritual Leader of URJ congregation Agudas Achim in NY and as Cantor of Temple Israel of Hollywood in California. Danny is most excited to now be the Chazzan and Spiritual Leader of Makom LA, a newish,Jewish, dynamic, post-denominational community, in Los Angeles. Danny's critically acclaimed off-Broadway musical 'Wasting Time with Harry Davidowitz: The Musical Journey of a Jewish Soul,’ along with his innovative 'Soul on Fire' and 'Let There Be Light' productions, are just three exciting projects that have earned Danny accolades. Danny is also one of the most popular and respected composers of contemporary Liturgical and Synagogue music. He has been the invited guest of the American Conference of Cantors, the Cantor's Assembly, as well as the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. His compositions are sung worldwide, with a recent Disney Hall appearance by the renowned Pink Martini, who performed Danny's Elohai N'tzor, and a Carnegie Hall premiere of his ‘Bring on the Light’ by the New York Youth Chorus. Danny has been the Patron Artist of the Avraham Geiger School for Cantorial Arts in Berlin, Germany. Danny's essays, writings and poems, have been included in recent books by leading Jewish rabbis and scholars
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Orange County Jewish Community Scholar Program ("CSP")

The Orange County Jewish Community Scholar Program (“CSP”) is a program offering adult Jewish education and family Jewish celebrations.
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