It's your call.
Please say "yes" to
Mikveh: Lauren Brody,
Adrienne Cooper, Heather
Versace, Susan Watts and,
seated, Alicia Svigals.
Mikveh, another all-women band,
takes the stage at Temple Israel.
emple Israel's 2006 Laker
Concert features the musi-
cal act Mikveh, a band which
brings together five top female
klezmer musicians: accordionist .
Lauren Brody, vocalist Adrienne
Cooper, double bassist Heather
Versace, violinist Alicia Svigals and
trumpeter Susan Watts. The group
performs 7 p.m. Sunday, March 26,
in the sanctuary of Temple Israel
in West Bloomfield.
Mikveh, named in tribute to the
traditional women's mikvah, or
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Mikveh performs 7 p.m. Sunday, March 26, at Temple Israel.
Tickets are complimentary; call (248) 661-5700.
Sephardic Spin from page 43
Her background as soloist with the
Chicago Symphony Orchestra and a
grand prize winner in the Society of
American Musicians' Competition
has helped prepare her for solo per-
formances in the United States and
DeAlbert, who studied.at Ali Akbar
College of Music in California, went to
the Middle East to learn the doumbek
and Hawaii to gain skills with the
tabla. She has performed and recorded
with the 1001 Nights Orchestra, the
Gypsies and Teye and Viva Flamenco.
"When we work together, each ,
member draws from her own reper-
toire says Dardashti, who is fluent in
Hebrew and has a modest knowledge
of Persian. "We're looking forward to
our first performance in Michigan at
a time when we also are looking for
ways to reach out to Persian audiences
in New York."
Divahn appearances are mixed \ t h-
a varied program throughout the
SYNergy weekend that includes:
March 16 2006
ritual bath, the place of monthly
immersion marking the cycles of
women's lives, creates its own
unique sound by fusing contempo-
rary styles and compositions with
the traditional klezmer repertoire,
while reflecting women's concerns.
The group debuted at the 1998
gala production of Obie-winning
playwright Eve Ensler's "V-Day."
At the concert, Temple Israel
Cantor Michael Smolash and
Cantorial Soloist Neil Michaels will
make guest appearances.
• Magician Jim Carmody for a chil-
dren's program at 7:15 p.m. Friday.
• Teen Shmooze at 8 p.m. Friday.
• Torah study with Rabbi Rachel
Shere at 9:30 a.m. Saturday
• A discussion on binge drinking
with Rabbi Jason Miller at 10:30 a.m.
• Second-Third Grade Family Book
Club at 11 a.m. Saturday. 7
Galeet Dardashti leads a free
Kabbalat Shabbat service at 6
p.m. Friday, March 17, at Adat
Shalom Synagogue, 29901
Middlebelt, in Farmington
Hills. She speaks following a
Shabbat buffet dinner at 6:45
p.m. Friday. $36 per household,
$20 per adult, $10 per child
3-12, free for children under
3. Divahn performs in a fund-
raiser for Adat Shalom 7:30
p.m. Saturday, March 18, at the
synagogue, where there will be
a buffet dinner. $150 per per-
son. (248) 851-5100.