Jewish Federation Hosts Itzhak Perlman Double Feature
On Sunday, February 3, 2019 members of the Scranton, Wilkes-Barre/Kingston, Honesdale and Carbondale communities joined to watch two films starring famed violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman.
The first, Itzhak, is a documentary on the Perlman’s fascinating life focusing on his three loves – his family, his heritage and his music. We get to meet his loving wife of 50+ years, Toby, whose opinions Itzhak treasures as well as friends and acquaintances who have all been a part of his development as the extraordinary performer he is.
The second film is entitled Rejoice with Itzhak Perlman and Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgott. The audience had a chance to be part of the audience as these two masters entertained and inspired with the sounds of Yiddish, Hebrew and traditional klezmer music.
All the attendees were spellbound by the wealth of talent and thanked the Jewish Federation of NEPA for providing this opportunity free of charge.