Chava Alberstein in Concert


Calling someone her country's greatest singer would be a huge compliment to most performers. In the case of Chava Alberstein, however, it only tells a small part of the story. Alberstein is Israel; her development as an artist mirrors Israel's development as a country; her growing pains are Israel's growing pains. Since the very first time she ever sang in public - a four-song set, which included songs in French, Spanish, Yiddish, and a gospel standard in English - Chava Alberstein has been a performer of "World Music." Chava has released more than 40 albums in Hebrew, six of which have been awarded the Kinor David prize, Israel's Grammy. She has also released six albums in Yiddish, and an English album of standards ranging from Gershwin to Lennon and McCartney. A dozen of the records have gone gold, six have gone platinum, and one has gone triple platinum.



Underwritten by the Zina Vladimirsky Memorial Performing Arts Fund. Co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest, the Israel Center of the Jewish Community Federation and the Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University with the support of the Shenson Art Fund.

Description: Oshman Family JCC is proud to be supported by the Koret Taube Initiative on Jewish Peoplehood, presenting educational and cultural programs that explore Jewish heritage, identity, and community.




Sunday, December 11, 2011


7:30 PM


Schultz Cultural Arts Hall


Up to 24 hours prior to the event:
$40 Members & students $45 Non-Members
$50 at the door, space permitting


Boris Vladimirsky
(650) 223-8609