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Red River Radio Jewish Programs

Red River Radio High Holy Day Programs

Red River Radio (KDAQ 89.9 Shreveport) will again have a number of wonderful, inspirational, thoughtful programs to help prepare for the new Jewish Year.

  • Remember Us Unto Life - Airs Sunday, September 5, 2021, at 7 p.m.
    Remember Us Unto Life" is a one-hour celebration of Rosh Hashanah, The Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, The Day of Atonement - ten days known as the Jewish High Holidays. The program takes the form of a conversation between Rabbi Ismar Schorsch and host Larry Josephson, a secular Jew who wants to know more about the religion of his grandparents. Rabbi Schorsch talks about the history, liturgy and meaning in our time of these ancient holidays, the most solemn on the Jewish calendar. The conversation is illustrated and elevated with music of the High Holidays including "Kol Nidre", which is traditionally sung in the synagogue at the beginning of the Yom Kippur service. 
  • Musical Memories of the High Holidays with Itzhak Perlman - Airs Monday. September 6, 2021, at 1 p.m. 
    For Itzhak Perlman, the Jewish High Holidays – Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur – bring a flood of memories, many of them associated with music. In this one-hour special, the superstar violinist shares a wide variety of recordings that have special meaning for him, including several of his own performances. Ranging from classical gems to cantorial singing to raucous klezmer fiddling, the music will spark warm associations and an emotional response for all listeners.
  • Birthday of the World PT 1 - Airs Monday. September 6, 2021, at 2 p.m.
    THE BIRTHDAY OF THE WORLD MUSIC AND TRADITIONS OF THE HIGH HOLY DAYS PART I: ROSH HASHANAH  Sung by The Western Wind Narrated by Leonard Nimoy In this classic performance, Leonard Nimoy and The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble join forces to explore the rich and profound musical and spiritual traditions of the Jewish High Holy Days. The Birthday of the World presents some of the most inspiring music in the Jewish liturgical tradition, performed by the acclaimed vocal ensemble The Western Wind. Mr. Nimoy's timeless narration focuses on the universal themes of redemption and divine forgiveness. "Sung by The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble with outstanding cantors, this is an ideal High Holy Days service with a splendid narration by Leonard Nimoy, the performance is outstanding for the beauty of its artistry."-Hadassah Magazine 
  • Music for the High Holidays - Airs Thursday, September 9, 2021, at 1 p.m.
    Hosted by WQXR’s Naomi Lewin, Music for the High Holidays includes liturgical music, as well as classical compositions based on High Holidays melodies. The show features a new recording of Kol Nidre with violinist Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot of Park East Synagogue. Other local musicians in the show include the Juilliard String Quartet, and Cantor Benzion Miller of Young Israel Beth El in Borough Park, Brooklyn.  Between the musical selections, Lewin explains the significance of the holidays and shares some of the traditions associated with them. “Everyone who’s Jewish grows up with certain High Holidays melodies,” said Lewin.  “In addition to the traditional ones I heard as a child, I got to know some of the beautiful composed liturgy when I became a professional singer. This show includes a bit of each—plus some wonderful classical compositions based on music from High Holidays services. I’m delighted to share these treasures with listeners who know them intimately, as well as with listeners experiencing this rich musical tradition for the first time.” 
  • The Jewish New Year Music and Inspirational Teachings From the Kabbalah - Airs Monday, September 13, 2021, at6 8 p.m.
    Music and teachings from the Jewish mystical tradition on the High Holy Days. Each year, on the evening of the new moon, the beginning of the month of Tishrei in the Jewish lunar calendar, Jewish people around the world begin a period of prayer and self-examination that ends, ten days later, with a twenty-four hour fast. These are the High Holy Days, beginning with Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, and ending with Yom Kippur, the day of atonement. These days are a time to reflect on the past year and to realign life with truth and wisdom, to prepare for a new year's challenges. In this program, Kabbalistic teacher, therapist, and author of "Sacred Therapy," Estelle Frankel and Cantor Richard Kaplan share the depths of insight accumulated by the Jewish mystical tradition of the Kabbalah. They discuss the insights in stories, teachings and music, gathered from that rich tradition.
  • Birthday of the World PT 2 - Airs Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at 8 p.m.
    THE BIRTHDAY OF THE WORLD MUSIC AND TRADITIONS OF THE HIGH HOLY DAYS PART II: YOM KIPPUR Sung by The Western Wind Narrated by Leonard Nimoy In this classic performance, Leonard Nimoy and The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble join forces to explore the rich and profound musical and spiritual traditions of the Jewish High Holy Days. The Birthday of the World presents some of the most inspiring music in the Jewish liturgical tradition, performed by the acclaimed vocal ensemble The Western Wind. Mr. Nimoy's timeless narration focuses on the universal themes of redemption and divine forgiveness. "Sung by The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble with outstanding cantors, this is an ideal High Holy Days service with a splendid narration by Leonard Nimoy, the performance is outstanding for the beauty of its artistry."-Hadassah Magazine 

Red River Radio Passover Programs 2021 

Listen to these special Passover programs broadcast on Red River Radio and found at RedRiverRadio.org (the station also broadcasts on FM stations, HD Radio, Alexa, Google devices and more).

 


Red River Radio Hanukkah Programs 

Red River Radio (KDAQ 89.9 Shreveport / redriverradio.org) will again have great Hanukkah programs:

  • Candles Burning Brightly for Chanukah airs Wednesday, December 9, 2020, at 8 p.m.

  • Chanukah - Itzhak Perlman’s Chanukah Radio Party - Airs Thursday, December 10, 2020, at 1 p.m.

  • Hanukkah Lights - Airs Friday, December 11, 2020, at 2 p.m

  • A Chanukah Celebration with Chicago a cappella - Airs Monday, December 14, 2020, at 1 p.m.

  • Hanukkah A Great Miracle Happened There - Airs Monday, December 14, 2020, at 8 p.m.

  • A Chanukah Celebration Across the Globe - Airs Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at 1 p.m.

  • Chanukah in Song & Story - Airs Tuesday, December 15, 2020, at 8 p.m.

  •  Eternal Echoes for Hanukkah  - Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at 1 p.m.

  • Chanukah - The Kabbalah of Chanukah - Airs Wednesday, December 16, 2020, at 8 p.m.


Previous Jewish Holiday programs on Red River Radio:

 


Red River Radio Hanukkah programs 2019 

Listen to these special Hanukkah programs broadcast on Red River Radio and found at RedRiverRadio.org. Click through the link to each program for schedule details.

Hanukkah - A Great Miracle Happened There

Hanukkah Candles Burning Brightly

- Chanukah - Celebration Across the Globe

- Chanukah - Itzhak Perlman’s Chanukah Radio Party

- A Chanukah Celebration with Chicago a cappella

- Eternal Echoes for Hanukkah

- The Kabbalah of Chanukah

 

 

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