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Hanukkah First Light with Di Bostoner Klezmer

Hanukkah First Light with Di Bostoner Klezmer, Temple Beth Israel, Waltham
Sun, 12/06/2015 - 4:00pm
Temple Beth Israel, Waltham: 25 Harvard St, Waltham, MA
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Join the Temple Beth Israel community and Di Bostoner Klezmer for a holiday celebration with great music, high spirits, and lighting of the first candle of Hanukkah!


  • Dena Ressler, clarinet
  • Cory Pesaturo, accordion
  • Mark Hamilton, trombone

Dobe (Dena) Ressler is the bandleader, cofounder & clarinetist. She has taught at KlezKamp, at New England Conservatory’s summer Klezmer Institute, and has presented a seminar on klezmer history. She’s played with world class klezmorim and occasionally reviews Yiddish music in both English and Yiddish.

Corey Pesaturo is the holder of the Digital Accordion Champion of the World! He has been playing professionally since childhood, is a graduate of the New England Conservatory and plays a multitude of styles. He has recorded two jazz CDs with George Garzone and performed on 5 continents. Other honors include being the youngest person to win the National Accordion Championship (age 15) and to play a State White House Dinner (age 12). His music can also be heard at Formula 1 Race broadcasts! Mark has been playing the trombone since the fourth grade, the same year he won a dixie cup for performing I Love You Truly the best in his class. Since those early beginnings,

Mark has performed all over the world and recorded many albums. He has performed with Joe Williams, Itzhak Perlman, Victor Borge, Robin Williams, and Joel Grey among others. A talented educator, Mark is on the jazz faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Michigan and is the former Instrumental Music Director at Applewild School in central Massachusetts where his bands consistently won top honors at the International Association of Jazz Educator's festivals. Both an arranger and composer, he specializes in klezmer and jazz music for concert bands and other ensembles.

Sunday, Dec. 6, 4:00pm $12, children $5, pay at the door
Refreshments served

For more information, contact: Temple Beth Israel, Waltham 25 Harvard St., Waltham, MA  781-894-5146 or email the office

Made possible with the help of a generous contribution from Gordon’s Fine Wines and Liquors, 894 Main St, Waltham.