Yaakov Shwekey, known for his extremely popular Rachem song and bestselling albums, will be the keynote performer at the concert that will take place on Sunday, December 14 at the Toronto Center for the Arts. Money raised by the annual concert helps fund Canada NCSY’s life-changing Jewish programs, including Shabbatons, Jewish Students Union clubs for public school students, Torah Highs and scholarships for NCSY Summer programs.
For over 40 years, NCSY has been Canada’s premier youth organization dedicated to inspiring and educating unaffiliated Jewish teens. Our mission: To connect, inspire and empower Jewish teens and encourage passionate Judaism through Torah and Tradition.
“It’s a privilege to sing at Canada NCSY’s Annual Concert — one of the biggest Jewish music events in Canada,” Shwekey said. “I know our music will be truly appreciated by the hundreds of NCSYers who attend the concert and that the money raised will go towards Canada NCSY’s vital work, ensuring that the Jewish future will be brighter than ever.”
The Israeli-born singer, who currently makes his home in Deal, NJ, has travelled the world singing to his adoring fans, including, most recently, two sold-out performances in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Shwekey’s wife Jenine is the founder of the Special Children’s Center of Lakewood and Deal a respite and support program for children with special needs, where Shwekey often volunteers.
“We are excited to welcome Yaakov Shwekey to our stage,” said Rabbi Glenn Black, Chief Executive Officer of NCSY Canada. “His music brings out the joy of Jewish experience and works hand-in-hand with our efforts to ensure that Jewish teens at this critical juncture of their lives feel pride in their Jewish identity.”
Previous performers at Canada NCSY’s Annual Concert have included Avraham Fried and Shlomo and Eitan Katz. More than 1000 people are expected to attend. The concert will also celebrate NCSY’s 60th anniversary.
Tickets are available for $72 and $49 for students at www.ncsyconcert.ca.
For more information, please call Einat Enbar, Canada NCSY’s director of marketing and communications, at 905-761-6279 ext-227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.