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Simply Tsfat trio returning to Tucson

(L-R) Yehonasan Lipshutz, Yonatan Tzarum and Elyahu Reiter

The musical group Simply Tsfat will give a concert on Thursday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. at Congregation Chofetz Chayim.

Simply Tsfat features Israeli musicians Elyahu Reiter, Yehonasan Lipshutz and Yonatan Tzarum playing classic Hasidic and klezmer music on guitars and violin.

“Our aim is to spreat the joy and inspiration of Hasidic music and bring a breath of fresh air to Tucson from our home in the mystical city of Tsfat,” says Reiter, the group’s lead vocalist.

“The group last performed in Tucson at the Jewish Community Center in 2007 to a sell-out crowd of 600 people who came from all over the state. The performance was fantastic, both inspiring and electrifying, covering a broad spectrum of Jewish music,” says Rabbi Israel Becker. “The Talmud says there is a doorway to connect to G-d through joy and happiness. Jewish music opens this doorway within us.” T

ickets, available at the door, are $18 for adults, $12 for students and $10 for children 12 and younger. For more information, contact Becker at 747-7780 or