NYPS Shabbat Gala

Join us on December 15, 2023 @6:30PM
An evening not to be missed! Come join us for a Shabbat Gala on the last night of Hanukkah hosted by celebrity chef and two-time New York Times bestselling author, Jake Cohen, cooking dishes from his latest release, “I Could Nosh.”

Celebrate Jewish joy as you nosh to the music of Bruch, Mendelssohn, and Bach, performed by our Artistic Director and world-class pianist, Natasha Paremski and multiple Grammy Award winning cellist, Zuill Bailey.

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The Home of Simon Yates and Kevin Roon

89 Reade Street, Penthouse South, New York, NY 10013
Date & Time
December 15, 2023 |
6:30 PM
Jake Cohen is a New York Times bestselling cookbook author and nice Jewish boy from NYC. After working in some of NYC’s best restaurants and test kitchens, he wrote his first book, Jew-ish, about his love of modern Jewish cooking and baking. His sophomore book, I Could Nosh, came out on September 12, 2023. Jake and his recipes have been featured on The Martha Stewart Show, Rachael Ray, The Drew Barrymore Show, Live with Kelly and Ryan, Good Morning America, and the Food Network and in the New York Times, Food & Wine, The Wall Street Journal, Bon Appetit, and Forbes (making the 30 Under 30 list in 2022 for Food & Drink), among others. When he’s not posting challah-braiding videos and recipes on his Instagram and TikTok (@jakecohen), he’s eating around New York City with his husband Alex.
Navah Perlman Frost, owner of Frosted By Navah,  started baking when she was in kindergarten with an Easy Bake oven. Now, with a background in music as a concert pianist and an undergraduate degree in art history, Navah brings her artistic tendencies to bespoke nature inspired cakes. Her custom creations feature floral bouquets, succulent and cacti gardens, and true to nature botanical motifs. Navah only works with hand piped buttercream and other edible decorations and it is a priority  that her cakes taste as good as they look. Frosted By Navah cakes are available for pickup in New York City, where Navah resides with her husband and children. For those wondering, no, she had no idea her married name would come to be so seamlessly woven into her current career. Sometimes things just work out.

Pianist, NYPS Artistic Director
With her consistently striking and dynamic performances, pianist Natasha Paremski reveals astounding virtuosity and voracious interpretive abilities. She continues to generate excitement from all corners as she wins over audiences with her musical sensibility and powerful, flawless technique.

Natasha is a regular return guest of many major orchestras, including Minnesota Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Grant Park Festival, Winnipeg Symphony, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Elgin Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Virginia Symphony, and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with whom she has performed every year since 2008 in venues such as Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, and Cadogan Hall. She has performed with major orchestras in North America including Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Houston Symphony, NAC Orchestra in Ottawa, Nashville Symphony.

Grammy winning Cellist
Zuill Bailey, widely considered one of the premiere cellists in the world, is a Grammy Award winning, internationally renowned soloist, recitalist, Artistic Director and teacher. His rare combination of celebrated artistry, technical wizardry and engaging personality has made him one of the most sought after and active cellists today.

Mr. Bailey has been featured with symphony orchestras and music festivals worldwide.  He won the Best Solo Performance Grammy Award in 2017, for his recording of  Michael Daugherty’s “Tales of Hemingway,” with the Nashville Symphony led by Giancarlo Guerrero.  He is the Artistic Director of El Paso Pro-Musica (Texas), the Sitka Summer Music Festival/Series and Cello Seminar, (Alaska), Juneau Jazz and Classics, (Alaska), the Northwest Bach Festival (Washington), Classical Inside Out Series- Mesa Arts Center (Arizona) and is Director of the Center for Arts Entrepreneurship and Professor of Cello at the University of Texas at El Paso.
Our dinner will be blessed by Rabbi Rebecca Keren Eisenstadt.

Rebecca Keren Eisenstadt is a Rabbi and private educator. She obtained semicha from Mesifta Adas Wolkowisk in New York. She graduated with Honors from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Rebecca also graduated from the Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, MD. Rebecca has been working as an on-demand Rabbi, B'nai Mitzvah, Hebrew and Judaic Studies tutor for more than 15 years, combining her loves of Judaism, music, and performance. She works with various synagogues in Manhattan and is affiliated with several Rabbis in the US and Israel. She also officiates weddings, funerals, baby namings, bespoke holiday gatherings and other Jewish life cycle events. Rebecca works with several charities to benefit veterans and the needy. Rebecca is currently developing a follow-documentary series about her busy life as a young female Rabbi.
Louis Venturelli (b. 1989) is an American abstract artist living and working in New York City. His current series of paintings reflect on his experiences viewing art in cultural institutions and museums worldwide. Venturelli documents his interactions between the visual elements, perceptions, and emotions. These observations are distilled as he extracts the essence of each encounter through color and composition. His minimal geometric abstract paintings highlight the relationship between objects of expression and the significance the human experience imbues on one’s impression.  His work has been featured in The New York Times, Vogue, Architectural Digest, Elle Decor, and The Wall Street Journal.
6:30 PM
Wine and Hors d'Oeuvres
7:00 PM
7:30 PM
8:00 PM
Live Auction
Julie Kim is a Specialist of Contemporary Art, Private Sales at Phillips auction house. She studied Art History and Economics at Boston College, then worked at Sotheby’s and Gagosian Gallery in New York, and Singulart Gallery in Paris. She is a member of the Apollo Circle at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Junior Coucil at the Neue Galerie. Growing up playing piano, Julie deeply admires classical music, and continues to support young emerging artists internationally.

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Cooking Class
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Description: New York artist Louis Venturelli continues to call attention to museums throughout the world with his minimalist geometric abstract paintings that make up his Museum series. This one of a kind piece, titled ‘Mendelssohn-Haus,’ celebrates the life and legacy of composer Felix Mendelssohn and was specially created in support of the New York Piano Society. Inspired by the museum’s interior hues, this piece reveres Mendelssohn’s Leipzig home, intertwining color and homage in a mesmerizing visual narrative.

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