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Interfaith concert to benefit refugees

Interfaith concert to benefit refugees

Ed Goldberg and the Odessa Klezmer Band
Ed Goldberg and the Odessa Klezmer Band

Musicians from the Turkish band Wind of Anatolia, Ed Goldberg and the Odessa Klezmer Band, and the bluegrass quintet Barncats will perform at The Music of Three Faiths: A Benefit Concert for Refugees on Saturday, April 30, at 7 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville.

The aim of the concert, said organizers, is to bring together people of many cultures and to raise funds for International Rescue Committee, which responds to humanitarian crises worldwide and helps people survive and rebuild their lives.

Organizers are members of the Peace Island Institute, Temple Micah in Lawrenceville, and the Presbyterian Church, who have been sponsoring three-faith gatherings for over six years. “With the horrific plight of refugees of all three faiths, we felt compelled to organize this benefit concert to build mutual understanding and raise funds for the refugees,” said the church’s Gooitzen van der Wal.

Tickets cost $20, $10 for children 12 and under; visit

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