Thursday, February 25, 2010

By All Counts, a success!

The PreJAM Slam was  a success. Well over 100 guests arrived, noshed a bisell and then settled in for a great evening. This kick-off celebration would not have been possible with out the amazing organizing talents of Abby Myers and Sharyn Schneiderman....and artwork by ORA Northwest Jewish Artists.

Our evening was filled with remarkable moments including a mayoral proclamation delivered by Jennifer Yocom, poetry by Fran P. Adler, and feedback from Brian Wagner of the Oregon Arts Commission. We met the ever popular actress Wendy Westerwelle and Triangle Productions director Don Horn. Wendy Wilcox offered a poignant dramatic reading and we delighted in the harmonies of Stephanie Schneiderman ,Kim Palumbis and Sharyn Schneiderman. The muscial stylings of pianist George Fendel delighted the crowd as we settled into the evening and he returned at the end of the program to accompany the remarkable Cantor IdaRae Cahana as she sang a Gershwin tune and then led us all in a spiritual rendition of the shehechianu. 

We are indebted to our sponsors.....and we will soon post their names in rrecognition of their generosity.
JAM organizers will also be recognized in a matter of days. It takes a dedicated community to support the arts....THANK YOU!

Email feedback has come in all day long. New artists have come forward, audience members are promising to attend more events.....and the festival continues. WON'T YOU JOIN US?

1 comment:

  1. This was a beautiful event! The work of Eddy Shuldman and Abby Myers was evident in every aspect of the evening. Pride all around!