The Lost Rhapsody: A Musical Legacy

This uplifting World Premiere event begins with a screening of David Hoffert’s acclaimed documentary film, The Rhapsody, about composer and Holocaust survivor Leo Spellman who, at the age of 98, set out on a riveting and emotional journey towards artistic liberation.

Immediately following the film will be a live performance of Leo Spellman’s 24-minute symphonic masterpiece, “Rhapsody 1939-1945.” 

The program concludes with a talkback with the film’s producers, Paul and Brenda Hoffert, moderated by Rabbi Eli Mayerfeld, CEO of The Zekelman Holocaust Center.

October 15 | 3:00pm

Presented by The JCC’s Lenore Marwil Detroit Jewish Film Festival and SAJE

A Chorus Line

Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett
Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante
Music by Marvin Hamlisch
Lyrics by Edward Kleban
Co-Choreographed by Bob Avian.

Original Broadway production produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival, Joseph Papp, Producer, in association with Plum Productions, Inc.

October 21-29

Presented by Nicely Theatre Group

Oscar Wars: A History of Hollywood in Gold, Sweat and Tears

New York Times bestselling author Michael Schulman presents a captivating history of the Academy Awards featuring a star-studded cast of Hollywood players, focusing on the brutal battles, rivalries, and behind-the-scenes turmoil.
Immediately following, please enjoy OSCAR WARS: Underscored–A Concert of Award-Winning Music that Made the Films featuring Cantor Neil and Stephanie Michaels with John Bogdan, piano.

November 2 | 7:30pm

Presented by The Detroit Jewish Book Fair

Alice Cooper @ 75

A conversation with author Gary Graff and Rabbi Aaron Bergman, including Musical Program w/Hazzan Dan Gross.

Veteran rock journalist Gary Graff details the extraordinary life and career of Alice Cooper, considered the godfather of shock rock. Gary Graff will be in conversation with Rabbi Aaron Bergman featuring performances by Hazzan Dan Gross and top area musicians including Carolyn Striho, Tino Gross, Michael Bermudez, Hazzan Dan Gross, and others. A unique melding of cultures not to be missed! 

November 11 | 7:30pm

Presented by The Detroit Jewish Book Fair