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The Chai Folk Ensemble has been widely acclaimed as North America's oldest and largest Israeli folk dance ensemble. Founded in 1964 by the late Sarah Sommer, Chai has built an international reputation for the unique blend of international dance, music and song that gives it its name... Hebrew for "alive".

A concert Honouring the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba
A great light
June 23 at the royal manitoba theatre centre
Music has always been the lifeblood of the Jewish people. From chanting in synagogue to celebratory singing at weddings, music is integral to who we are. It is also a huge part of what makes the Sarah Sommer Chai Folk Ensemble so special, as the integration of music and dance is integral to who we are.

This year, Chai will be launching a brand new album, the first in ten years. Made up of both spiritual and contemporary Jewish music, this record will represent Winnipeg’s Jewish community, from those who have been here for generations to those who have just arrived.  

In addition to the recording, this project will premiere with a launch event on June 23rd at the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, featuring a full-length performance of the album through both song and dance. This will be a landmark occasion, as it honours the Jewish Foundation of Manitoba, and all the incredible contributions it has made to our community.

Please join us at the concert by selecting a donation level and the number of tickets you require.
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