Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Cool Jews Artists Showcase & New You Giveaway

This Sunday, come celebrate Jewish diversity at the Cool Jews Artist Showcase at 5 pm at the JCC of Manhattan. And join 13 Jewish innovators & entrepreneurs who have teamed up to celebrate Rosh Hashanah by celebrating online. We've all contributed close to $300 worth of gifts to give away to one lucky person.

A diverse group of multicultural Jewish artists will hit the stage with their greatest hits. Performers at the Cool Jew Artist Showcase are

Sarah Aroeste,
Ladino chanteuse
Yisrael Campbell, comedian/Jew by choice
Eprhyme, Ashkenazi rapper Eden Pearlstein (on the Shemspeed label)
Elie Massias, Gibraltar-born Sephardic guitarist/solo artist
Adam McKinney, classically trained African-American Jewish dancer who has performed with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and other acclaimed companies, filmmaker and arts educator
Rachel Ravitz & Matti Brown, married singer/songwriter folk duo; Rachel is a storyteller in the tradition of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and Matti is a cantor and Jew by choice
Rav Shmuel, hasidic rabbi and rock n'roller

You can win their creations and other holiday shwag in the Cool Jew New You Gift Box. The gift box contains

Ladino chanteuse Sarah Aroeste's Puertas CD ($15)
Stand-up comedian Yisrael Campbell's Circumcise Me DVD ($20)
Eprhyme’s debut CD WAYWORDWONDERWILL ($15) and 7-inch vinyl single, Punklezmerap, on K Records as part of its International Pop Underground Series ($5)
Jewcy.com’s “Table Topics: Spirit Box” discussion cards ($25)
Author Lisa Alcalay Klug's book Cool Jew: The Ultimate Guide for Every Member of the Tribe ($13)
Living Tree Community Foods’ organic Snugglespoon honey, raw almond butter and raw tahini ($47 total)
Rachel and Matti’s CD sampler Your Kindness ($5)
Jennie Rivlin Roberts' "No Limit Texas Dreidel" game from ModernTribe.com ($20)
Jean Roth’s Rotem Gear What Would Maimonides Do? t-shirt ($24)
Author Matthue Roth’s books, Never Mind the Goldbergs ($8) and Yom Kippur A Go-Go ($15)
Musician/composer Elie Massias’ Brooklyn Days CD ($10)
Singer/Songwriter Rav Shmuel's Protocols and B'yameinu CDs ($18 each) and two t-shirts ($15 each)

To enter to win the Cool Jew New You Giveaway, go to http://tinyurl.com/coolyou and submit your answer to this question:

"In what ways are you 'casting off' and starting new this year?"

A winner will be chosen from the answers and announced on Thursday, September 17. (No purchase is required to enter. This contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada. Void where prohibited.)

Take a moment for fun and enter here.

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