Former Refugee Youth perform Fiddler on the Roof
Wednesday 18th Jan, 2017

JCC of Greater Buffalo
787 Delaware Ave Buffalo, NY 14209
Time: 6:30 - 9:30pm
Cost: Tickets available at the door
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Former Refugee Youth perform Fiddler on the Roof 
The performance is directed by The Our Lady of Hope Youth Choir director Jennifer Serniuk, a PhD graduate student in Educational Culture, Policy, and Society at the University at Buffalo, who began working with congregants five years ago.

“We began with only 10 children and that group has since grown to more than 25 with youth ranging from third grade up to freshman year in college. The ensemble is entirely made up of former refugee youth hailing from both camps and protracted urban settings. The ethnicities of the youth include Karen and Karenni from Burma and youth from Burundi, Togo, and Rwanda.”
Fiddler on the Roof will be the choir’s third musical endeavor following successful productions of Once on This Island and Godspell.

“Most of these student are not offered musical theater in their public schools, so this has been a fantastic opportunity for our youth to learn more about performance art and specifically about other cultures,” says Serniuk.

“With the assistance of Mrs. Judith Olin we all have learned a great deal about Jewish history, culture, and most importantly about a different and strong faith community. “

*Tickets available at the door- First come, first served. Only 150 seats available.

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