Washington Jewish Music Festival Reaches Out to Montgomery County Audiences
A wide variety of styles and periods of Jewish music will be in the spotlight at the 19th Washington Jewish Music Festival (WJMF), which runs Nov. 2 to 12. Four of the festival’s six venues are in Montgomery County: The Music Center at Strathmore and AMP Powered by Strathmore in North Bethesda, and Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center and AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring; the remainder of the events take place in the District, where the festival’s organizer, the Edlavitch DCJCC (EDCJCC), is situated.
The expansion to Montgomery started with Strathmore. “While initially hosted at the EDCJCC or surrounding D.C. venues, our 12th WJMF Opening Night was held at the Music Center at Strathmore with a performance by Mandy Patinkin,” explained Alexis Rodriguez, the festival’s outreach and communications manager. “Since then, the festival has continued to expand into Montgomery County.”
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