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Lunch & Learn with Maestros David vanStrickland and Ivan “Tex” Barenboim

Monday, February 5, 2024, 12:00–1:30 pm

In Person (Pavilion) & Virtual (Zoom)

Maestros David vanStrickland and Ivan “Tex” Barenboim present: Jewish Music by Non-Jewish Composers and Non-Jewish Music by Jewish Composers!

The only thing better than a Lunch & Learn is a Lunch & Learn with live music! Join Central’s renowned music director David Strickland and Ivan Barenboim, the beloved clarinetist in our Shabbat ensemble, on a unique musical journey through Jewish compositions by non-Jewish composers (including Maurice Ravel) and non-Jewish compositions by Jewish composers (including George Gershwin, Bob Dylan, and Phillip Glass). In-person participants will enjoy a delicious Middle Eastern lunch.


  • 12:00 pm - Catered Middle Eastern lunch (in-person only)
  • 12:30 pm - Program begins in-person and virtually


For Central Synagogue to offer high-quality programming, we rely on financial support provided in part by Central Synagogue Membership* dues and program ticket fees from non-member attendees. We greatly appreciate your integrity upon registering and ask you to register for the appropriate ticket type. That said, we never want to turn anyone away. So, if cost presents a barrier to you, please be in touch with us at [email protected].

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