On the second night of Chanukah, hundreds packed into the Shulamith School theater for Yachad’s first ever concert featuring Simcha Leiner, Duvie Shapiro and surprise guest, Aryreh Kunstler. The event was MC’d by the energetic and eclectic social media superstar, Kosher Guru, who pumped up the crowd in his Chanukah themed polyester suit. The evening began with a Chanukah candle lighting, performed by Jake Rosenthal, a participant in the Yachad adult program, followed by Duvie Shapiro who got the crowd jumping with his newly released song, “Lech El Zeh”, as well as the popular, “Thank you HaShem” hit song. Simcha Leiner then took the stage for an extended and engaging set of classic songs, Chanukah hits and of course, his own compositions from his past albums and newly released album. The crowd was dancing and singing into the night with Simcha joining the crowd and the dancing in the aisles. Aryeh Kunsteler surprised the crowd by joining Simcha on stage for a couple of songs, lending his soulful voice in harmony. Later, Duvie once again joined Simcha on stage for a rendition of some classic hit songs, with Duvie and Simcha singing together in harmony. The theater was packed to capacity and with the crowd chanting for more, and with Kosher Guru’s assistance, called Simcha back on stage at the end of the concert for a beautiful encore to end the evening. It was a beautiful evening of music and spirit, as the community joined together, b’Yachad, for this wonderful Chanukah celebration. Yachad thanks all of the staff, sponsors and performers for a truly memorable evening. 

 

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