International Rosh HaShanah Extravaganza 5781

International Rosh HaShanah Extravaganza 5781

For the first time ever
Center Makor Presents


Alla Rid, Singer, Moscow • Vadim Eilenkrig, Trumpet, Moscow • Borislav Strulev, Cello, New York • Yaacov Mayman, Saxophone, New York • Roman Viktuk, Theatrical Director, Moscow • NUTSA, Singer, New York • Vladimir Foygelman, Choreographer, Boston • Georgy Melsky, People’s Actor of Ukraine, New York • Leonid Ptashka, Jazz Pianist, Israel • Lea Kalisch, Actress/Singer, Switzerland • and others…

Performers Bios

Dear Friend and Supporter,

The importance of strengthening Jewish Culture is stronger than it ever has been.

We celebrate International Extravaganza Rosh Hashanah 5781 to commemorate those who have the highest dedication to Jewish Culture. All artists are under big pressure during these days. As there are no concerts or events, there are no opportunities to perform in front of a live audience.

International Extravaganza Rosh Hashanah 5781 is a fundraiser that raises awareness of Jewish performers in light of the situation caused by Covid-19.

Center Makor guarantees that each dollar raised will benefit this noble cause.

Center Makor will organize online concerts for Jewish performers and pay through donations generated. We will not use donations generated through this event for other purposes.

Center Makor is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to Jewish education and culture.

By giving to this fundraiser you are supporting struggling Jewish artists to further their work. You are helping live people and supporting the continuation of the Jewish culture during these difficult times.

Thank you very much for your kindness, generous heart, and love for the Jewish Culture.

When a person is in a synagogue finishing Torah reading or another good deed within their community he is reminded:

הִי רָצוֹן מִלְּפָנֶיךָ ה’ אֱלֹהינוּ וֵאלֵֹהי אֲבוֹתֵינוּ, שֶׁתְּחַדֵּשׁ עָלֵינוּ שָׁנָה טוֹבָה וּמְתוּקָה כַּדְּבָשׁ

Yehi ratzon milfanecha Adonai eloheinu v’elohei avoteinu, she’t’chadesh aleinu shanah tovah u’metukah ka’devash.

May it be Your will, God, and the God of our ancestors, that You renew for us a year good and sweet like honey.

Please support our Jewish performers by donating over PayPal – send to or use – or Zelle at 617-771-4870. You can also donate over Eventbrite –

Suggested donation – $18.

Our sponsors and supporters for this event: Main sponsor Limmud FSU Labs; LimmudBoston, JCRC, World Zionist Organization, Ofek Israeli, RJCF, Well Given, At Home Senior Care, Inc., Petropol, Key Digital, Bazar Supermarkets, Newton Auto Driving School, Olga Lisovskaya Productions, Community Audio Video Studio, Sunshine Janitorial Services, Inc.


Leonid PtashkaLeonid Ptashka (Hebrew: לאוניד פטשקה‎, Russian: Леонид Пташка; born 3 May 1964) is an Israeli jazz pianist and composer. Lives in Ashdod, Israel. One of the most famous Russian-speaking Israeli musicians who popularized jazz in Israel in the 1990s – early 2000s. Included in the list of the 100 best jazz musicians of the XX century by the American Biographical Institute. Because of his emotional manner of performance and improvisation workshops he has been nicknamed “the destroyer of the piano”, in addition to playing drums and melodion.
Alla RidAlla Reed is a Russian jazz singer, a producer, the finalist of the TV show Golos 4, Montreux Jazz Festival laureate and the founder of Alla Reed & The Band. Alla works with ethnic music connecting jazz and Jewish music. In her singing repertoire, there are songs in English, Russian, Hebrew, Yiddish and French. She is known for her unique luxury contralto voice as well as for her glamorous image. Alla collaborates with many Russian and international jazz musicians and gives concerts around the globe.
Vadim EilenkrigVadim Eilenkrig is Russian Jewish number 1 jazz trumpeter, a popular TV host and a famous powerlifter! A graduate of Maimonides State Academy in Moscow, for ten years Vadim was the lead trumpet of one of the best world’s jazz orchestras – Igor Butman’s Big Band. His first solo album, The Shadow of Your Smile, recorded with ex-Brecker Brothers members and produced in 2009 by Igor Butman, became one of the country’s best selling albums. The album became a springboard for Vadim’s solo career. He launched a number of projects such as duets with outstanding pianists Anton Baronin and Daniel Kramer, a show with a TV and radio host and singer Timur Rodriguez, and the Vadim Eilenkrig Quintet.
Borislav Strulev, celloRussian-American cellist Borislav Strulev quickly gained a reputation as a musician of exceptional temperament, charismatic personality and virtuoso technique. The great American pianist Byron Janis said of Borislav Strulev: “He plays as if he were to the cello born. His sound, phrasing, coloring and technique already place him in position to follow the Russian tradition of cello playing. Watch this young man, and more importantly, listen to him.”
Yaacov Yon MaymanYaacov Yon Mayman, a Grammy nominated saxophone player, composer and artistic director has been indulging audiences nationally and internationally in his fascinating performances with powerful, warm sound, dazzling virtuosity, daring interaction and outstanding musicality. Yaacov has over 30 years of experience in the music industry, especially Jazz. Yaacov has performed and/or recorded with such Jazz greats as Latin-Jazz Bobby Sanabria “Multiverse Afro Latin Big Band”, saxophonist – Benny Golson, Joe Lovano, Bill Evans, drums – Al Foster, Dave Weckl, Lenny White, trumpeters – Randy Brecker, Alex Sipiagin, Valery Ponamarev, Joey Morant, Gunhild Carling, guitarist – Mike Stern, bass – Rufus Red, Avishai Cohen. Yaacov has performed in the most prestigious venues and festivals such as Carnegie Hall, Birdland Jazz Club, Dizzy Club Coca Cola, Red Sea Jazz Festival, Super Jazz Ashdod Festival, NY Latin Jazz Festival, “Made in NY Jazz Festival” and many more.

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