Emanuel to host Shirley Romaine program


“Bitter Herbs and Honey,” by and with Shirley Romaine, is a celebration of the gifts of Yiddish, Israeli and American Jewish women writers, poets, composers and singers. 

The selections focus on the work of Kadya Molodovsky, Rachel Korn, Dalia Ravikovich, Raquel Chalfi, Lila Zeiger, Grace Paley, Marge Piercy, Adrienne Cooper and Chava Alberstein.

Romaine is an accomplished actress, television personality and creator of one-woman programs on theatre, art, and literature. She brings to her work many years of experience on and off Broadway and on daytime and primetime television. She has performed her original programs at museums, art centers, colleges, libraries and other venues on Long Island and across the country. 

For 25 years she has been the host/producer of Artscene on Long Island, Cablevision’s only regularly scheduled program on the arts. She is also the host of PATV’s award-winning Playwrights Project. 

As an advocate for the arts, Romaine is a co-chair of the board of the Cinema Arts Centre, a member of the executive committee of the Great Neck Arts Center, co-president of the North Shore Community Arts Council, and coordinator of Performing Arts for the Great Neck Adult Program. 

In 2012, she received Long Island’s prestigious Arts Advocate award, and she and her husband Stanley were named “persistent peacemakers” by the Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives.

Temple Emanuel of Great Neck is located at 150 Hicks Lane. Admission is $15 per person. Call (516) 482-5701 to purchase tickets. This performance is part of The Emanuel Series, Cultural Arts for the 21st Century.


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