Fabrangen Fiddlers Concert to Support Kosher Kitchen Restaurant Documentary Film

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Date(s) - Sunday, October 29, 2017
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington


The Fabrangen Fiddlers will perform in concert at the Rockville Jewish Community Center on Sunday, October 29, at 7:30 pm. Founded in 1971, the Fabrangen Fiddlers is the Washington area’s first music collective devoted to the rediscovery of Jewish folk music and the development of new Jewish liturgical folk music. The Fiddlers play a blend of klezmer, Hasidic, Israeli, in addition to new liturgical music. The members of the Fabrangen Fiddlers include David Shneyer, guitar and vocals, Alan Oresky, violin, Frank Sparber, clarinet, Theo Stone, bass, and Larry Robinson, mandolin.

In addition to the Fabrangen Fiddlers, special guests will include Barry Louis Polisar, singer and storyteller. Also, joining the Fiddlers as a special guest will be Deb Roemer, daughter of the late Cantor Sue Roemer who was a member of the Fabrangen Fiddlers for many years.

The Rockville JCC is located at 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.com. The direct link for tickets:


The concert will be a fundraiser to support the production of a new documentary film on the Kosher Kitchen Restaurant, which was located in White Oak, MD from 1975 to 1979.

When it opened for business in 1975, the Kosher Kitchen was the only strictly kosher restaurant in the Greater Washington, DC, area. But it was more than a just a restaurant — it was an experiment in building an alternative Jewish community around a cafe — one that would serve and support the greater Jewish community. The Kosher Kitchen Restaurant was run by a kibbutz-style collective where the workers lived and worked together, and drew artists, musicians and writers from across the area to celebrate Jewish culture and share delicious meals.

Many former collective members of the Kosher Kitchen Restaurant will be at the concert. Former customers are encouraged to attend. Kellie Welborn will be filming the documentary and some of the footage will be taken at the concert, Former customers will have opportunities to share their memories for the documentary.