The Singing Shekel: Poets, Poetry and Songs on Israeli Currency

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August 15, 2022 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm(GMT-06:00)



300 S Dahlia St Ste 300

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The Colorado Hebrew Chorale presents L’Chaim! A Taste of Jewish Music from – Anywhere! on Monday, Aug. 15, 7:30 pm MDT on Zoom. Dr. Seth Ward will present  The Singing Shekel: Poets, Poems and Songs on Israeli currency.

The present series of Israeli currency features four leading poets on the NIS 20, 50, 100 and 200 notes; each bill has a line from a poem on one side and the full text of another poem in micrography on the reverse side. All of these poems have been set to music. This session will explore the poets, their poetry, and the links to Israeli music and culture. Beverage and food recommendations to follow!

Seth Ward has been teaching and researching Jewish, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies for four decades, most recently at the University of Wyoming, and first developed The Singing Shekel as enrichment for an informal Hebrew class. He is also a founding member of the Colorado Hebrew Chorale, directed by his wife, Carol Kozak Ward.

The program is free and is open to the community. Registration is required at  

This program is supported by SCFD, the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District, JEWISHcolorado, and Colorado Creative Industries.

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