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“Simple Gifts.” Robert Schoen performs work by Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein. Presented by Kol Truah Jewish Choir of the East Bay. At Temple Beth Hillel, 801 Park Central St., Richmond. 7 p.m. $10-$15.

monday/16, 23 and 30

jpick_hershey_small_sizeSing with Hershey. “Hershey Felder in Concert: The American Songbook Sing-Along II,” a special event connected with “Maestro” Felder’s one-man show about Leonard Bernstein at the Berkeley Rep (extended through July 3), invites audiences to try out their vocal talents on the “Great American Songbook.” Three sing-alongs are scheduled this month — don’t miss them! 7 p.m. Monday, June 16, 23 and 30 at Berkeley Rep, 2025 Addison St., Berkeley. $50.

tuesday and wednesday/17-18

Ester Rada
Ester Rada
Sweet soul. Ester Rada’s cross-cultural sound reflects her Israeli upbringing and her Ethiopian heritage, as well as influences of American soul, R&B, reggae and funk. The singer-songwriter, who has been championed by singer Alicia Keys, was raised in a West Bank settlement after her family fled Sudan in 1984 and became Israeli citizens. She’ll perform four shows in San Francisco next week. 7 and 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, June 17-18 at SFJazz Center, 201 Franklin St., S.F. $20.


Silicon Valley Jewish Music Festival. Israeli guitarist and vocalist David Broza headlines day of music including punk, folk and children’s entertainment. At Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. $5-$8; free for children 17 and younger.


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