December 10, 2023
Harmonize with community this holiday! Explore colors and lights with activities from Port Discovery and enjoy donuts and hot chocolate while you are treated to a Chanukah concert featuring Jewish acappella groups Rak Shalom and Mezumenet (UMD).
And the music continues all week! Join us in front of the Gordon Center for a community candle lighting each night and sing-a-long with local Jewish choirs as they remind us of warm traditions and inspire hope. All events are free and open to the community thanks to funding from Phyllis and Leonard Attman and Family.
Thursday, Dec 7 | 6:00pm | Beth Israel Congregation Choir
Sunday, Dec 10 | 4:30pm | Rak Shalom and Mezumenet
Monday, Dec 11 | 6:00pm | Maian, Baltimore Community Shlicha & The Accidentals
Tuesday, Dec 12 | 6:00pm | Kol Rinah, the adult choir at Chizuk Amuno
Wednesday, Dec 13 | 6:00pm | Maian, Baltimore Community Shlicha and Community Shinshinim
Thursday, Dec 14 | 6:00pm | Krieger Schechter Day School Lower and Middle School Choirs
**You do not have to be Jewish to participate. These gatherings are for our whole J Community!**
PLEASE NOTE: Event ending times are approximate and exact show run times may vary.
About Rak Shalom
Founded in 2005 at the University of Maryland, Rak Shalom is one of the most dynamic groups in Jewish A Cappella. Determined to bring excitement and quality to our performances, we travel across the country and sing for both public and private audiences in a wide variety of venues and locations. Rak Shalom has a truly unique and diverse repertoire, which spans from American and Israeli pop to traditional Jewish melodies. We share our passion for music through captivating and intricate arrangements, and our engaging performances leave our audiences wanting more!
Founded in 2008, Mezumenet is the University of Maryland’s premier treble Jewish a cappella group. Contemporary pop, original parodies, and traditional Jewish melodies make up an award-winning body of repertoire that has kept fans around the world enthralled and excited for fifteen years and counting. Mezumenet regularly performs in and around the D.C. area and tours across the United States, dedicated to celebrating and fostering a passion for music and Jewish culture alike.