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‘Dudu’ Fisher to Celebrate Father’s Day With NY Concert

David “Dudu” Fisher is coming to Manhattan! The famed singer will present a concert of song and story at the Museum of Living Jewish Heritage on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 18. It is an event not to be missed!

Last Wednesday, Fisher joined Zalmen Mlotek at SummerStage in Central Park, adding his powerful voice to an array of Yiddish melodies.

Fisher offers a highly varied repertoire, ranging from Broadway to brachot. His melodies are always memorable, his shared stories, always warm, amusing and deeply Jewish. His is a substantial presence, both on stage and off, engaging audiences with performances that include a wide range of musical styles, engaging stories and nostalgia and invitations to audiences join him to sing a familiar song’s even more familiar chorus.

The Israeli born Fisher, son of a Holocaust survivor, says his heritage has significantly influenced his career. After his discharge from the Israeli army, he began his studies at the Tel Aviv Academy of Music, and cantorial studies with Cantor Shlomo Ravitz, beginning his career as cantor at the Great Synagogue. In 2005, he became chief cantor of the Hampton Synagogue and its subsidiary, the New York Synagogue in Manhattan.. He has developed an Off-Broadway, one-man show, Never on Friday, that explores his shared commitment to Orthodox Judaism and stardom. An Orthodox Jew, Fisher is the first performer ever excused from Friday night and Saturday performances because of Shabbat observance.

Dudu Fisher’s latest efforts are focused on cinema. His film, Balkan Truth, exposes some of the lesser recognized horrors of the Holocaust, detailing what happened outside of the camps, the everyday horrors committed by local populations in the killing fields. In Rough Diamonds, the Netflix series, Fisher convincingly brings the patriarch Ezra Wolfson to life, exhibiting an influence that transcends the characters death.

Sunday afternoon’s concert, set for 3 p.m., will be a unique and intimate opportunity to share music and memories with the consummate cantor. Tickets can be purchased through the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, at https://mjhnyc.org/events/dudu-fisher-in-concert-for-israels-75th/

By Maxine Dovere

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