Twenty-first annual “Evening of Jewish Stories, Poetry and Music” to be held in Ithaca on Feb. 8

Temple Beth-El of Ithaca will host the 21st annual “Evening of Jewish Storytelling, Poetry and Music” on Saturday, February 8, at 7:30 pm. The celebration will take place downstairs in the social hall of Temple Beth-El, located at the corner of Court and Tioga streets, in downtown Ithaca. A donation of $4 per individual and $8 per family is requested to cover costs. The event will end at about 9:30 pm and will have an intermission. Families with children are welcome.
“Join us for this magical celebration of life, community and the arts,” said organizers of the event. “We will be celebrating 21 years of original stories, traditional tales, folk and contemporary poetry, and dynamic live music from around the world. 
“This event has become extremely popular over the years, drawing participants together for an intimate and cozy evening,” organizers continued. “It is a real reminder of times past. People who might otherwise never cross paths listen, laugh and perhaps shed a few tears together, and get to know each other. The idea is to get people away from their computer and television screens and share a moment of slower pleasures together. In addition, there are always complimentary, traditional homemade treats to be enjoyed, which people can enjoy while listening to the treasures of the night. This year’s celebration offers an exciting and diverse selection of storytellers, poets and musicians both young and old.”
For more information, contact the temple at 273-5775 or visit the website at