Hadassah Gross invite you to a, “Throw-Your-Shoes-at-Madoff-Competition Lighting of the Fourth Chanukah Candle and other Delightful Rituals at City Winery!”

Christmas Eve is a busy night for NYC Jews. The mad dash between Chinese restaurants and movie theaters can be grueling. We offer Midnight Mess as an alternative. This pre-opening event is hosted by Rebetzin Hadassah Gross, the ageless widow of six Hasidic Rabbis and a personal soul trainer to the ultra-orthodox elite. She will be your guide to a night brimming with comedy, storytelling, music, and yes, you guessed it, wine. Laugh with Todd Barry and Jackie Hoffman. Stamp your feet to Leah Siegel, DJ Balagan and Anthony Coleman joined by Frank London performing Sephardic Songs. Cap off the perfect night with Sephardic remixes, courtesy of Diwon.

INFO: December 24, 2008
• Variety Show/Midnight Mess (as part of SMF 2008)
Anthony Coleman’s Sephardic Tinge, Todd Berry, Leah Siegal, Jakie Hoffman, Rebetzin Hadassah Gross, DJ Balagan & Diwon
@ City Winery (The first open to the public event at City Winery)
9:30pm | $25
155 Varick street near Vandam St.
(1 to Houston, C/E to Spring) Lower Manhattan
(buy tickets)

TO SEE THE SCHEDULE OF THE REST OF THE FEST, VISIT http://www.sephardicmusicfestival.com

* for photos from the past few nights of the festival click here
* for National Public Radio’s audio/write up on Fest click here.
* for Time Out article click here.

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  • Hadassah Gross and Jackie Hoffman, together onstage, is truly a reson for going out on Erev Latke, and a true holiday miracle