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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Do you love a cappella? Made popular by movies like Pitch Perfect and groups like The Maccabeats and Six13, a cappella appeals to music lovers of all ages. On Sunday, November 4, Temple Sholom in Greenwich, Connecticut. is hosting the first-ever 2018 New England Jewish Collegiate A Cappella Competition and Showcase from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Eight of the top Jewish collegiate a cappella teams from the Northeast will participate, offering over two full hours of entertaining performances by “The Alef Beats” (Brown University), “Ani V’Ata” (New York University), “Kaskeset” (Binghamton University), “Kol Halaya” (Rutgers University), “Manginah” (Brandeis University), “The Mazel Tones” (Wesleyan University), “Tizmoret” (Queens College) and “Shir Appeal” (Tufts University).

Gaston Bernstein, event organizer for Temple Sholom, offered, “We are very excited to highlight some of the most talented collegiate a cappella singers from the Jewish community.”

During the competition and showcase, teams will perform songs in both English and Hebrew. Winners of first, second and third places will be selected by a panel of distinguished judges in the competition category. Awards for “Best Soloist” and “Best Beatboxer” will also be presented.

Temple Sholom is located at 300 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, Connecticut. Tickets can be purchased at https://neacappella2018.eventbrite.com; the cost with advance purchase online is $18 for adults, $10 for children and students and $36 for preferred seating. A limited number of general admission tickets will be available for purchase at the door (prices subject to increase). Sponsorships are available.

To preview video clips of the participating teams, visit https://youtu.be/sOmniuhYH58 or search for the New England Jewish Collegiate A Cappella Competition and Showcase at Facebook. For further information, please contact Gina Pernicano, communications manager at Temple Sholom, at 201-542-7169 or [email protected].

By Yvette Finkelstein