Wind down your busy week with a celebration of life and global Jewish connections at a special Shabbat Varona concert at Rum and Sugar.
Doors open - 7pm
Shabbat - 7:30pm
Concert - 8:30pm
Limited to 50 pre-sale tickets at $15 each:
Includes the concert, appetizers and 1 bar drink of your choice.
Through the generosity of the Genesis Philanthropy Group, we get to connect to one another over great drinks and food, plus an intimate Shabbat celebration and concert. We’ll also connect and learn about the work of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee- which supported our families back in the USSR and continues working with the disadvantaged now, all over the world. You can learn how to get involved right at home or join one of the JDC trips through JDC Entwine all over the world.
JDC is the largest Jewish humanitarian aid organization, working in 70 countries to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connections to Jewish life, and provide immediate relief for victims of natural and man-made disasters.
JDC Entwine is the young adult platform offering service experiences in Jewish communities around the world, educational events and programs (like this one!), and leadership development opportunities.
Varona’s stylistic influences are no less mixed than the feelings their songs evoke. Barely-contained anxious spasms of screamy post-punk; frenetic, cheerfully-destructive experimentation of Downtown jazz; literary melancholy of late-20th century Russian-rock songwriting, are not so much ingredients here as deep-set roots, and what results less a cocktail than an exquisitely strange hybrid mutant not quite like anything else springing from San Francisco’s fertile musical soil.
Zhenya Kogan guitar, vocals; Anya Kogan melodica, vocals; Max Abelev, electronics