Jewish Music Festival offers family concert

From District of Columbia Jewish Community Center - Robbie Schaefer of Eddie From Ohio will perform at the Washington Jewish Music Festival on Sunday in Stead Park.

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What is Jewish music? If you head to Washington’s Stead Park on Sunday, you’ll find three answers to that question during the Washington Jewish Music Festival’s free outdoor concert. (KidsPost is a sponsor of the event.)

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One answer will come from singer-songwriter Robbie Schaefer, who performs kids music. One of his hits from 2006 is about a Jewish tradition of keeping a fish called a carp in the bathtub.

Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys will offer another option: bluegrass, a kind of music that started in the United States, mixed with Klezmer music, which was created by Jews in Eastern Europe. Leverett’s clarinet and the Mountain Boys’ stringed instruments bring the musical traditions together.

And Stereo Sinai offers a unique sound the duo calls “biblegum pop.” The beat is modern, but the message comes from Bible stories, many sung in Hebrew. Who knew you could sing along to the Book of Judges?

What: WJMF in the Park

When: Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Stead Park, 1625 P St. NW

How much: Free

For more information: Your parents can call 202-777-3251 or visit

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