Jewish Studies Project Presents "The Kabbala: An Introduction" April 21 & "The Music of the Jewish Immigrants" April 22

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Immediate: March 24, 2009 Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634 E-mail: alicia.steger@ncc.edu  

The Nassau Community College Jewish Studies Project Presents "The Kabbala:  An Introduction" April 21 & "The Music of the Jewish Immigrants" April 22

Garden City, NY  The Nassau Community College Jewish Studies Project is proud to present two events as its spring 2009 lecture series. "The Kabbala: An Introduction" will take place in the ballroom of Bradley Hall on Tuesday, April 21 at 1:00 p.m. "The Music of Jewish Immigrants" will take place on Wednesday, April 22 at 2:00 p.m. in the College Center Building.

"The Kabbala: An Introduction" will be presented by Ann Tabachnikov, a professor of English at Nassau Community College and City College in the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Kabbala (also known as Cabbala, Kabala or Kabbalah), Hebrew for “received tradition,” refers to the study of ancient texts, most notably the Zohar, a 13th century commentary on the Torah. In "The Music of Jewish Immigrants", Robert Cohen, a music consultant, will trace the social history of Jewish immigrant life through song: from patriotic anthems to songs of the sweatshops to the rollicking songs of the Yiddish theater.

These programs are free and open to the public. They are funded by the New York State Council on the Arts. For more information about them, please call Dr. Barry Fruchter at 516.572.7188.

About Nassau Community College Nassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where over 22,000 full- and part-time students and 15,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 65 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence.

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