Israel-Hamas War

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2024 Humboldt Jewish Music & Culture Festival

  The Angel's Wings: Music and Tales for the Soul 

Sunday, March 10
7:00 pm

at The Sanctuary
1301 J Street, Arcata

Join us for the first event of the 2024 Humboldt Jewish Music and Culture Festival.

On Sunday March 10, at 7 pm, Rabbi Naomi Steinberg and singer Berel Alexander will present The Angel’s Wings: Music and Tales for the Soul, an evening of music and storytelling.  Colorful figures of folklore and deep teachings spring to life as mother and son duo offer original mystical tales with theatrical embellishments and beautiful singing.  

“The Angel’s Wings” is appropriate for adults and older children.

Tickets: $15.00