Temple Beth Sholom will hold a Cabaret Night on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 p.m. that will feature award-winning cabaret performer Susan Winter, accompanied by pianist Alex Rybeck, in Minor Miracles. It’s a show that explores the impact of minor-key, Eastern European melodies on popular music.
The Sisterhood and Men’s Club, in partnership with The Arthur Goldberg Social Action & Cultural Arts Program Fund and the TBS Inclusion Committee, are sponsoring the evening. Jazz vocalist Ghazal Mizrahi will open the program.
The event will feature a family-style dinner at 7:30 pm, followed by the show at 8 pm.
Winter has been making a name for herself in the cabaret world, honing her craft by performing with jazz trios, big bands, and Top-40 groups. Minor Miracles is Susan and Alex’s new, original show.
Susan has been nominated for eight MAC awards beginning with her “debut” performance of Million Dollar Matinee. A Bistro Award as “Outstanding Vocalist” and then a MAC Award for Best Recording quickly followed. She was commissioned by the Kupferberg Holocaust Center at Queensborough Community College to create a program for its fundraiser and later performed “Rise Up Singing” off-Broadway at Urban Stages and other venues. Backstage writer Roy Sander said, “She can wow us with a knockout arrangement one moment, then move us to tears with an introspective interpretation the next.”
Ghazal Mizrahi is a contemporary and jazz singer with a degree in vocal performance from Adelphi University. She can be found using her versatile and electrifying voice on such stages as the Amityville Music Hall and Rockwood Music Hall – and has been professionally recording with A Stillwater Satellite in the notable Excello Studio in Brooklyn. Ghazal is a private voice and piano instructor and freelance photographer. She has recently landed a role in an independent movie currently filming on Long Island.
Alex Rybeck is a composer, arranger, and pianist whose Broadway credits include Merrily We Roll Along, Grand Hotel, Tommy Tune Tonite, and Damn Yankees. Off-Broadway shows include Really Rosie, Dames at Sea, and Wings (Public Theater). He conducted the world premiere of What the World Needs Now, earning personal praise from Burt Bacharach.
He is the winner of the 2005 MAC Award (given for excellence in cabaret) and has many albums to his credit. He has participated in countless benefits, and organized Heartsongs, one of the first fundraising concerts in response to Hurricane Katrina.
Tickets are $75 per person. Become a sponsor and support the synagogue’s inclusion efforts to accommodate children and their families with an appropriate education. To pay by PayPal, please go to www.tbsroslyn.org, then go to Upcoming Events: Fall Cabaret Minor Miracles, or send your check payable to Temple Beth Sholom, earmarked Inclusion Initiative, to Temple Beth Sholom, 401 Roslyn Road., Roslyn Heights, NY 11577. For further information, or to pay by credit card, please contact the temple office at 516-621-2288.