Alberto Mizrachi and Michelle Citrin sing a duet. The Klezmatics tearing it up with Joshua Nelson in Yiddish and Gospel favs. Craig Tuabman’s heartwarming sounds. Where can you check this out? PBS.

This high-definition special features a distinguished, diverse and dynamic ensemble of musical performers in celebration of the Jewish Festival of Lights. Craig Taubman hosts a musical extravaganza featuring the likes of the Grammy Award-winning Klezmatics; cantor/tenor Alberto Mizrahi (first introduced in CANTORS: A FAITH IN SONG); top-selling jazz artist Dave Koz; soulful and dynamic Joshua Nelson; Emmy Award-winning actress Mare Winningham; rising star Michelle Citrin and others.

For the first time that I can remember, PBS is airing a special concert celebration of Hanukkah (Chanukah) with a star cast. Across the country, on local PBS stations, LIGHTS: Celebrate Hanukkah Live Concert, is being broadcast.

My kids and I happen to have loved the Klezmatics and Joshua Nelson for years. To see them in this show – we were graciously provided an advance DVD — gave us all a treat. There is a wide variety of music in Hebrew, Yiddish, English, and Ladino and inspirational words from Rabbi David Wolpe. Check out the listings, and catch Michelle, Alberto, Craig, Joshua, Frank for a freilche Chanukah.

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