Family Program News: Jacob Stein and The Bakery Band Puppets Present “The Wise Puppets of Chelm”
This Sunday, August 12, marks the season finale of Summer Sundays at the Center, a new family program launched in June. Making their second Summer Sunday appearance, Jacob Stein and The Bakery Band Puppets will present “The Wise Puppets of Chelm,” a musical performance that will take families on a journey through traditional and contemporary Jewish folktales. Singing songs old and new, Jacob’s hilarious cast of characters will delight the crowd with their stories about the people—and animals—of Chelm, Poland. As part of Sunday’s program, families are invited to take part in a puppet-making workshop before the show and make their own farm animal puppets to dance along to the wise puppets’ music.

Family Program News: Jacob Stein and The Bakery Band Puppets Present “The Wise Puppets of Chelm”

This Sunday, August 12, marks the season finale of Summer Sundays at the Center, a new family program launched in June. Making their second Summer Sunday appearance, Jacob Stein and The Bakery Band Puppets will present “The Wise Puppets of Chelm,” a musical performance that will take families on a journey through traditional and contemporary Jewish folktales. Singing songs old and new, Jacob’s hilarious cast of characters will delight the crowd with their stories about the people—and animals—of Chelm, Poland. As part of Sunday’s program, families are invited to take part in a puppet-making workshop before the show and make their own farm animal puppets to dance along to the wise puppets’ music.

A young audience member tells stories with Jacob and a wise puppet at Summer Sundays.
Family Program News: Jacob Stein and The Bakery Band Puppets Make their Summer Sundays at the Center Debut 
“We appreciated that things were very casual and welcoming at the Center. Our kids very much enjoyed the performance. We are so happy to know about the family programs and will definitely attend again.” – Parent, Manhattan
Last Sunday, families escaped the city heat and gathered in the Center’s Great Hall for the second Summer Sundays at the Center program, which featured a music-filled performance by Jacob Stein and The Bakery Band Puppets. Jacob’s comical cast of characters—that ranged from a stubborn rooster to a dancing goat—had the whole crowd dancing and singing along to a wonderful show about the wise folk of Chelm, Poland, complete with new material as well as beloved tales and traditional songs. It was a delight to see generations of family members come together for the event, and we are looking forward to more fun at Jacob’s next performance at the Center on August 12th!

A young audience member tells stories with Jacob and a wise puppet at Summer Sundays.

Family Program News: Jacob Stein and The Bakery Band Puppets Make their Summer Sundays at the Center Debut

“We appreciated that things were very casual and welcoming at the Center. Our kids very much enjoyed the performance. We are so happy to know about the family programs and will definitely attend again.” – Parent, Manhattan

Last Sunday, families escaped the city heat and gathered in the Center’s Great Hall for the second Summer Sundays at the Center program, which featured a music-filled performance by Jacob Stein and The Bakery Band Puppets. Jacob’s comical cast of characters—that ranged from a stubborn rooster to a dancing goat—had the whole crowd dancing and singing along to a wonderful show about the wise folk of Chelm, Poland, complete with new material as well as beloved tales and traditional songs. It was a delight to see generations of family members come together for the event, and we are looking forward to more fun at Jacob’s next performance at the Center on August 12th!

Jacob Stein and the Bakery Band PuppetsSunday, July 15th from 11:30-12:30: Join Jacob Stein and his hilarious puppet friends for a musical journey through Jewish culture! The lively Bakery Band Puppets are guaranteed to get your family out on the floor and dancing. For event information, go to: http://cjh.org/summersundays/. Tickets are $5, (free for kids 2 and under,) and may be purchased online at www.smarttix.com or by phone at 212-868-4444. 
Jacob is a founding member of The Pop Ups, a renowned musical duo that produces and performs music for families. The group’s first album, Outside Voices, received a National Association of Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA) for Best Music, was nominated for a GRAMMY Award, and is on the Top Ten of 2010 lists of the Washington Post, TimeOut New York Kids, the Kids and Family Awards, Out with the Kids and Zooglobble. The Pop Ups also won a Parents’ Choice Award for their contribution to the Craig Taubman curated album, Celebrate Jewish Lullabies. They have toured with Yo Gabba Gabba Live and performed at venues nationwide, including the Kennedy Center and the Beacon Theatre.
As a puppeteer, Jacob has created and performed a series of shows celebrating Jewish holidays. His Hanukah puppet musical, The Hammer & The Candle, premiered at Stephen Wise Synagogue in 2007. Jacob’s Passover musical, The Mystery of the Disappearing Afikoman, was commissioned by the Jewish Community Project and first performed at the Museum of the Holocaust at Battery Park in 2008.

Jacob Stein and the Bakery Band Puppets
Sunday, July 15th from 11:30-12:30: Join Jacob Stein and his hilarious puppet friends for a musical journey through Jewish culture! The lively Bakery Band Puppets are guaranteed to get your family out on the floor and dancing. For event information, go to: http://cjh.org/summersundays/. Tickets are $5, (free for kids 2 and under,) and may be purchased online at www.smarttix.com or by phone at 212-868-4444.

Jacob is a founding member of The Pop Ups, a renowned musical duo that produces and performs music for families. The group’s first album, Outside Voices, received a National Association of Parenting Publications Award (NAPPA) for Best Music, was nominated for a GRAMMY Award, and is on the Top Ten of 2010 lists of the Washington Post, TimeOut New York Kids, the Kids and Family Awards, Out with the Kids and Zooglobble. The Pop Ups also won a Parents’ Choice Award for their contribution to the Craig Taubman curated album, Celebrate Jewish Lullabies. They have toured with Yo Gabba Gabba Live and performed at venues nationwide, including the Kennedy Center and the Beacon Theatre.

As a puppeteer, Jacob has created and performed a series of shows celebrating Jewish holidays. His Hanukah puppet musical, The Hammer & The Candle, premiered at Stephen Wise Synagogue in 2007. Jacob’s Passover musical, The Mystery of the Disappearing Afikoman, was commissioned by the Jewish Community Project and first performed at the Museum of the Holocaust at Battery Park in 2008.

Das Narrenschneiden (Fool Surgery)

This intriguing Purim play was put on in Berlin in 1938. You don’t have to travel nearly as far to get a fun and child-friendly performance, however, thanks to the Summer Sundays Series at the Center.

This weekend at 11:30 am, join Jacob Stein and The Bakery Band Puppets for a hilarious journey through traditional and contemporary Jewish culture. Includes original and classic tunes that are guaranteed to get you out of your seat and dancing along to a lively performance of puppetry, music and storytelling.

Photo credit: Leo Baeck Institute, 1 and 2