The Adolph & Rose Levis JCC in Boca Raton will host a quartet of cantors, the ArgenTenors, for an iconic musical performance Sunday, Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. at the JCC, 21050 95th Ave. S. in Boca Raton. The event will consist of harmony and culture with a spiritual connection.
Together, the four Argentinian Hazzanim (cantors) — Gaston Bogomolni from Florida, Pablo Duek from Los Angeles, Elias Rosemberg from Boston and Ari Litvak from Mexico — will perform a medley of Jewish music from around the world blended with Latin rhythms, opera, cantorial melodies, Broadway tunes, humor and more. The tenors will present songs in Hebrew, Yiddish, Aramaic and Ladino.
“This concert is truly unique — four Argentinean cantors who are also good friends celebrate Judaism and Israel with Jewish music from around the world,” said Cantor Pablo Duek. “We share a passion for all good music, from classical to contemporary, from cantorial to musical theater. With its humor and song, we are confident this show will appeal to everyone.”
This musical journey is part of the Levis JCC’s diverse 2023-2024 season of arts, culture and learning, including author appearances, performing and visual arts programming and lectures.
“The demand for cultural arts programming centered around the diversity of world-wide Jewry remains strong throughout the season,” said Stephanie Owitz, vice president for Arts, Culture and Learning at the Levis JCC’s Sandler Center. “Our aim is for audiences to gain an appreciation and understanding for the many aspects of Judaism within our culture.”
In addition, the Levis JCC will continue to screen “Fascinating Sephardim, A Film Series,” presented in partnership with The Sephardi Federation of Palm Beach County, whose mission is to preserve and promote Sephardic culture and the Ladino language, while providing educational and social activities.
The series examines places in the world where wandering communities of Sephardic Jewry took root, expanding the diversity of Jewish history and heritage. Screenings are scheduled at the Levis JCC at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays, March 27, April 17 and May 22. General admission is $10 per film.
Also presented in partnership with The Sephardi Federation of Palm Beach County on Sunday, March 3 at 2 p.m. is the South Florida 10th Annual International Ladino Day: Suenyos de Sefarad – Dreams of Sepharad. The event will feature Sarah Aroeste and Susana Behar as they perform together for the first time and transport guests through the heart and soul of Ladino song. Individual tickets range from $30 to $40.
Tickets for the ArgenTenors range from $20 to $50. For tickets and to view the complete Arts, Culture and Learning brochure, visit levisjcc.org/culture or call 561-558-2520. All events take place at the Adolph & Rose Levis JCC at the 95th Avenue S. location in Boca Raton.
A Massachusetts native who moved to Florida in 2000, he is a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston, with honors degrees in English and Journalism. In New England, he worked for the Attleboro (Mass.) Sun Chronicle and the Pawtucket (R.I.) Times, the latter for 28 years. After moving to Florida, he worked as a copy editor at the Palm Beach Daily News, and, in 2001, became a reporter and later, city editor, at the Boca
Raton News where he worked for eight years.