For the critically addicted



Jewlicious Festival: Music from Israel, Uganda, New York, and California

Saturday, March 10 & Sunday, March 11th, 8pm, JEWLICIOUS HALL
1309 E. 3rd Street, Long Beach CA 90802

Presenting some of the best in new Jewish music from Israel and the USA, Jewlicious Festival is bringing an international cadre of talented musicians to Long Beach, March 9th-11th, 2007. A music selection committee composed of students and grads met over several months to pick out the music for this year’s festival. All Dynamic, exciting, and indie, these artists represent a milestones for the three year old Festival. Eight separate acts over two nights, in a feast of great music.

Jewlicious Festival started three years ago, and has grown into the largest Jewish student festival in the United States. Students from a dozen states and over 30 schools are gathering for the weekend at the Alpert Jewish Community Center.

The current line-up includes Eastern European folk-punk band Golem, lower east-side folk-rocker Rav Shmuel performing with dance-pop fusion band The BloodSugars, Israeli indie band missFlag and the unique sound of Soulico Crew from Tel Aviv, the heavy metal band The Makkabees, “Jewish-indie-ska mashup” band Shankbone, and DJ Eric Rosen & Twelve Tribes Live Percussion Ensemble.

Recently added new artists are JJ Keki, Grammy Award nominated musician from Uganda, and My Second Surprise, whose debut video won the Israeli Video Awards.

Jewlicious Festival is adapting a recently vacated prayer house with amazing acoustics, to house the festival concerts. So, if you cannot make the entire Festival (which is a bummer because it will be amazing) then you must at the very least come and see these shows. We will be selling a limited number of tickets for JUST the concerts starting today. For those over 21, there will be bargain beer and wine.

As with all Festival tickets, these are heavily subsidized by our sponsors and patrons who want you to enjoy an amazing festival. So the costs to you are very affordable: $15 for general admission and $10 for students for both nights. Please consider coming for the whole weekend even if you can’t do everything.
This is the most amazing program ever!

Chronicle of Kashrut Vol. 2


February 22, 2007

Starbucks Coffee Liqueurs

Brands: Starbucks  
Products: Coffee Liqueurs
Issue: Although the OU symbol is not yet on the bottles, please be advised that these products are certified as follows:StarbucksTM Coffee Liqueur is OU, Kosher and Parve.
StarbucksTM Cream Liqueur is OU-D, Kosher and Dairy.

This just in from the OU, although it could have come from the Coffee Addicts Society: Starbucks Coffee Liqueur is OU Pareve. Although not all the bottles have this designation written on it.  The Cream Liqueur is OU-Dairy, so its a no-no for Shabbat and anytime after breakfast.

Now Godiva does not have the market cornered on good pareve liqueur you can serve after a delicious Shabbat Dinner. Unless you are a chocolate addict.   Of course for the more worldy folks there is the Italian Disaronno Amaretto, close to perfection if you ask me.  I know that everyone is breathing a deep sigh of relief.  We will report on if this new Starbucks Coffee is tasty hopefully by next Shabbat.

On the occasion of W.H. Auden’s 100th Birthday

The Unknown Citizen

by W. H. Auden

(To JS/07 M 378
This Marble Monument
Is Erected by the State)

He was found by the Bureau of Statistics to be

One against whom there was no official complaint,

And all the reports on his conduct agree

That, in the modern sense of an old-fashioned word, he was a


For in everything he did he served the Greater Community.

Except for the War till the day he retired

He worked in a factory and never got fired,

But satisfied his employers, Fudge Motors Inc.

Yet he wasn’t a scab or odd in his views,

For his Union reports that he paid his dues,

(Our report on his Union shows it was sound)

And our Social Psychology workers found

That he was popular with his mates and liked a drink.

The Press are convinced that he bought a paper every day

And that his reactions to advertisements were normal in every way.

Policies taken out in his name prove that he was fully insured,

And his Health-card shows he was once in a hospital but left it cured.

Both Producers Research and High-Grade Living declare

He was fully sensible to the advantages of the Instalment Plan

And had everything necessary to the Modern Man,

A phonograph, a radio, a car and a frigidaire.

Our researchers into Public Opinion are content

That he held the proper opinions for the time of year;

When there was peace, he was for peace: when there was war, he went.

He was married and added five children to the population,

Which our Eugenist says was the right number for a parent of his


And our teachers report that he never interfered with their


Was he free? Was he happy? The question is absurd:

Had anything been wrong, we should certainly have heard.

From Another Time by W. H. Auden, published by Random House. Copyright © 1940 W. H. Auden, renewed by The Estate of W. H. Auden. Used by permission of Curtis Brown, Ltd.

For more see The Auden Society