Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Jewish Unity Concert to be held Dec. 16; event also will honor Sen. Lieberman

NEW HAVEN - The Jewish Community of Greater New Haven will hold the “Jewish Unity Concert,” on the 8th day of Chanukah, Dec. 16 at the LymanCenter for Performing Arts at Southern Connecticut State University, 501 Crescent St.
Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 4 p.m., a statement said.
"JFACT, the Jewish Federation Association of CT, representing all nine federations in the state, will be honoring our retiring senior (U.S.) Senator Joseph I. Lieberman at the concert," the statement said.
"The tribute is in recognition for the decades of service provided by Senator Lieberman to our country, our state and the CT Jewish Community. Regarded as Israel’s best friend in the U.S. Senate, the Jewish Ledger joins the CT Federations in honoring Senator Lieberman upon his retirement," the statement said.
JFACT will present a gift to Lieberman and "all CT Federations are encouraged to join in the festivities," the statement said.

The concert will feature 8th Day and the Maccabeats, the statement said.
Also from the statement: "8th Day is one of the hottest new bands in Jewish music today infusing rock, blues, reggae with their inimitable vocal harmonies and uplifting lyrics. Fans all over the world have been raving about this Southern California based Jewish rock group.  They have performed hundreds of shows across the globe, including Lincoln Center, American Airlines Arena (Miami), Australia, Hong Kong and many more.
The Maccabeats Premier A Cappella group has performed all over the world, from Alabama to (New) Zealand, including the White House. In addition, they are a YouTube sensation with over 7.5 million hits on their “Candlelight” music video, which earned them a special appearance on The Today Show."
Th concert is cosponsored by Chabad Centers of Greater New Haven, JCC of Greater New Haven and Southern Connecticut Hebrew Academy, the statement said

Tickets can be purchased by phone: The John Lyman Box Office (203) 392-6154 or online:  Tickets in advance: Adults $12, Children 12 and younger $8.  Tickets at the Door: Adults $15, Children 12 and younger $10.  VIP Tickets: Single Ticket $36, Family VIP package of four $118. For more information email

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.


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