On April 23, 2023, West End Synagogue will celebrate Israel's 75th Birthday with a concert by a multi-generational band - Dor L'Dor - from Knoxville that bills itself as "Not Your Father's Klezmer Band." The band is making its Nashville concert debut.
Israel, like the United States, is a "melting pot" made up of many people from multiple countries, cultures, histories, religious and non-religious viewpoints, languages, and musical traditions. Klezmer music, a Yiddish contraction of the Hebrew for instrument "kley" and song "zemer" is an amalgamation of music from Eastern European synagogues and communities, European folk music, Roma "Gypsy" peoples, and diverse musical influences, including classical and pop. One melting pot will be used to celebrate another melting pot.
Israel was established on May 14, 1948, when a provisional government proclaimed a Declaration of Independence. This date corresponded to the fifth day of the Hebrew month of Iyar. Israel's 75h birthday this year begins on the evening of April 25, and continues through the evening of April 26.
The entire Nashville community is invited to celebrate Israel's 75th birthday with a performance by Dor L'Dor on April 23rd, at West End Synagogue, beginning at 6:30PM. Tickets may be purchased at https://tinyurl.com/WESDorLDorConcert. Tickets are $75 for those over 32, and $54 for young professionals and others less than 32. Gold Patron packages are available for $1,000, and Silver Patron packages are available for $540 dollars.