25th Annual Artistic Hanukkah Festival
December 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
As a Part of the Giving Season
From Hanukkah to Winter Extravaganza
25th Silver Annual Artistic Hanukkah Festival
a concert with Lea Kalisch
Accompanied on piano by Utar Artun
Join us for entertaining evening of Jewish music and Yiddishkait with singer, actress and firecracker Lea Kalisch, aka Rebbetzin Lea.
Light the first candle.
It’s a unique opportunity to bring all your family closer to the Jewish culture, celebrate Hanukkah together and have fun in one place!
Doors open at 5:00 pm. The program starts at 5:30 pm. Duration – 90 minutes including award presentation.
Aftershow: enjoy latkes, sufganiyot, cash bar, entertainment, and a dance party with Ukrainian and Jewish traditional dances.
Sunday, December 18, 5 p.m.
American Legion Nonantum Post 440
295 California St., Newton MA
Tickets – $40, seniors – $35. Children grades 12 and under are admitted free – no ticket is required.
“Yiddish rapping, shtreimel wearing Lea Kalisch says she doesn’t ‘run’ toward controversy
One-of-a-kind Jewish musician Lea Kalisch, a 28-year-old native of Switzerland, said that her dream gig is to perform in Yiddish at the Super Bowl half-time show.
Since the NFL hasn’t called — yet — the singer is making do with writing and performing her own humorous, original songs.”
NY JEWISH WEEK
“I Like To Clash Different Worlds
Swiss-born actor Lea Kalisch is 25, exuberant, confident, athletic, with high energy and a sense that everything is possible. She loves New York, loves being around Jews. All sorts of Jews. And she loves to dance salsa. While she lives in English these days, she speaks French and German fluently, and also knows Yiddish, Spanish, Italian and some Hebrew.”
NY Jewish Week (JTA)
“Meet Lea Kalisch | Actor, Singer, Entertainer & Teaching Artist
Hi Lea, what role has risk played in your life or career?
People who don’t take risks are boring. I always look for opportunities where I am forced to step out of my comfort zone, which is risky, but it’s thrilling and keeps things interesting for myself and others. If I want to become better at what I do, I have to take risks, I have to try new things, I have to fall on my face- there’s no way around it.”
You can read more reviews, testimonials, and learn more about Lea Kalisch on her website.