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Joy Katzen-Guthrie to perform Yiddish, Broadway and Hollywood tunes

Joy Katzen-Guthrie, a cantorial leader and recording artist, will present “Tradition! A Concert of Yiddish Songs and Broadway & Hollywood Classics” at an event put on by Humanistic Jews of Tampa Bay on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 2 p.m.

The concert, open to the public and appropriate for all ages, will take place at Unity of Tampa, 3302 W. Horatio St., Tampa. Admission is $10 at the door. Children 12 and under will be admitted free.

For more than three decades, Katzen- Guthrie has been a professional composer/ lyricist, recording/concert artist and cantorial soloist in the Tampa Bay area. Katzen-Guthrie serves as cantorial leader for Tampa’s Reform Congregation Beth Am.

She has devoted herself to Jewish music and music of many genres and has performed and taught music from the American Popular Songbook, Broadway, Tin Pan Alley, and America’s historical music in addition to sharing her original music.

With a performance repertoire of some 4,000 songs, she shares a vast knowledge of music history in congregation, classroom, concert hall and in 14 published recordings. For the last 17 years, she has been a concert artist and instructor for Eckerd College Road Scholar (formerly Elderhostel) and Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes of Eckerd College and University of South Florida. Her music can be found online at

Humanistic Jews of Tampa Bay is a havura affiliated with the Society for Humanistic Judaism, which is interested in the history and culture of the Jewish people and in celebrating the holidays and observing lifecycle events with non-theistic ceremonies. For more information, contact Jeff Lipkes at (813) 701-9685, email or to Jews-of-Tampa-Bay/.

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