On Saturday, Nov. 12, the Maccabeats will light up the Shaw JCC of Akron with their catchy Jewish a cappella rhythms, playful staging and spirited performances. With a massive fan base, more than 20 million views on YouTube, numerous TV appearances and proven success with four albums, Yeshiva University’s student vocal group the Maccabeats is a Jewish music and a cappella phenomenon.
Sponsored by the Lippman Kanfer Family Foundation and brought to the community by partnering organizations Anshe Sfard Synagogue, Beth El Congregation and Temple Israel of Akron, the Maccabeats concert is open to the public. Tickets are $10 per person or $20 maximum per family. RSVP is required at www.shawjcc.org/maccabeats or call 330-867-7292. The concert is 7:30-9 p.m. at the Shaw JCC, 750 White Pond Drive. Akron. Free parking is available.
The Maccabeats’ unique offering has caught the eyes of numerous organizations and individuals throughout the world playing sold-out shows to thousands at JCCs, temples, synagogues, shuls, Chabads, Hillels, jazz clubs, festivals, conventions and theaters across five continents and more than 30 states and provinces. They have performed onstage with reggae superstar Matisyahu and Jewish music superstar Yaakov Shwekey. The Maccabeats were invited to Gracie Mansion by NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg and to the White House by U.S. President Barack Obama.
The Maccabeats are performing as part of the international Shabbos Project weekend, starting with a Mega Challah Bake, Nov. 9, at Anshe Sfard Synagogue and concluding Nov. 12 with the Havdalah Concert. For more information, visit www.akronshul.com.