Florida Premiere of Jewish Musical “From Generation to Generation”

“We are so excited about the opportunity to produce this musical as one of our significant cultural arts events for the Jewish community Wedner explained.  We have attracted great local talent, and the evening will be filled with heartwarming songs, funny & reflective moments, everything you want to experience at a good night in the theater,”.


‘From Generation to Generation’ will be directed by Mik Cribben,a New York feature film director. The musical director is Melissa Boher Jacobson and the show will be   choreographed by Rhona Ross and Mary Cook.


In “From Generation to Generation” Rose Lieberman takes unusual steps to share her memorable life with a granddaughter she may never see,” explains Javitch. “The musical carries the audience along with Rose on her comical and inspiring journey to leave a touching memory of herself for all generations to come.”


The musical has been performed in Chicago, Los Angeles, St. Louis and Omaha to standing ovations.   The Chicago Tribune review said,“From Generation to Generation is about things that matter most in life – faith, traditionand family.”  The Omaha World-Herald adds, “This is a first-rate family show that Jewish theatergoers will especially enjoy – though everyone will respond to the universal themes celebrated here.”


Karen composed the wide variety of songs in ‘Generation’.   Her arranger, Chuck Penington, the musical conductor for ‘Mannhein Steamroller’ says of her show, “Generation is a touching and heartfelt musical that everyone needs to see.  It will stay with you forever, as will Karen’s wonderful songs.”


Performances are at the Boynton Beach High School, 4975 Park Ridge Blvd., Boynton Beach, Florida 33426 on Thursday March 17 and Sunday March 20 at 2:00pm, a perfect time for the entire family to experience Rose’s world together.

Tickets are $28.00 for adults at all performances, and special $10.00 tickets for children under 12 years are available for 2:00 PM Sunday.


Angel tickets are $38 which include a March 02 champagne reception with the cast at the Mandel JCC,  and front row orchestra seats for any performance. Tickets are available at pbjff.org or 877-318-0071.  For groups of 20 or more each ticket is $25.00 available at 561.259.3006.


All ticket proceeds will benefit the Mandell JCC and their programs.


About the Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches:

The Mandel JCC has two locations in Palm Beach County. The Boynton Beach building is at 8500 Jog Road and the Palm Beach Gardens building is at 5221 Hood Road. For more information about the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches, visit www.jcconline.com


The mission of the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches is to build community and enhance connection to Jewish life.The Mandel JCC is a partner agency of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County.

UNO Foundation receives over $30,000 in contributions from Concert dedicated to Pancreatic Cancer

Tom Thompson, Senior Director of Developemnt at UNO commented “ When Karen first approached us with the idea and offered to fully fund all the expenses, we are elated to become part of the project.  All the planning, details and finally the show took about three months to prepare.  We are gratefull to all those who were part of the process, the hundreds who attended and of course all who contributed their funds and time.


“We are not done”  added Javitch.  We are planning to take the taped version of the show and produce a national telethon and have already began discussions with an outside company who has agreed to become part of the process.  The show will include songs by Tim Halperin, season 10 American Idol Top 12 male finalist, as well as many of the singers and dancers who were part of the evening. It will feature the my newest song “Shake It for NObesity” and “It’s a Steve Jobs’ World


As a young singer/songwriter, Tim has taken the cancer cause to heart with a commitment beyond what is typical for a recent college graduate.  In 2011, he responded to the personal request of a breast cancer survivor to write his first song “We Fight Back” as a tribute to breast cancer survivors.  He performed it at Race for the Cure events around the country including the Global Race in Washington, DC and the St. Louis Race, the largest race in the United States. As the featured halftime entertainer for the Carolina Panthers/ New Orleans Saints breast cancer game and at the TCU vs. BYU game at Cowboys Stadium, Tim has inspired thousands with his lyrics of determination and hope.


 “Cross That Line,“Tim’s second song for Komen debuted at the Komen for the Cure International Affiliate Conference. Invitations to perform that song at Komen Race for the Cure events have already come from as far away as California and Puerto Rico. The song’s riveting melody and lyrics speak to the challenges of fighting cancer and a commitment to win the race. By being part of An Evening of Music to fight for those with pancreatic cancer, Tim demonstrates yet a new level of his dedication and determination to all who are in the cancer fight. 


Mrs. Javitch has also made it her life’s work to use music to celebrate causes in which she believes.  Throughout her career, she  has used her talents to raise  over $280,000 for charities.  She is supportive of Michelle Obama’s efforts to get our youth moving.  “Music is a huge influence on kids and teens. For that reason I wrote “Shake it For NObesity,” Javitch explained. “I want to inspire kids to eat healthy and to get up and move! We hope to get the audience ‘rockin’ to good health!”

“Awesome Omaha ” Celebrates the 50th Anniversary Super Bowl

“Any TV, radio and newspaper outlet may play “Awesome Omaha” (attached) without fees, royalties or any compensation. My song tells the rest of the country what a great city Omaha is,” Javitch explained. “A video version is broadcast on Omaha TV during the Warren Buffet annual Berkshire meetings, so why shouldn’t the rest of the country know about us as Peyton Manning screams out “Omaha-Omaha!”


“So many influential magazines have listed Omaha as a great place to raise families and start a business, noting that the cost of living is low and so many other positives. Being born and raised in Omaha, I say in my song that Omaha “lives in my heart and my soul.”


Grammy award-winner Chuck Penington of Manheim Steamroller adds his musical prowess and expertise to complement Karen’s insightful lyrics and catchy melody.


Karen has released 13 CD’s, written 4 musicals and was the creator was co-host of a popular Omaha radio show, “It’s the Beat.” She has raised over $350,000 for national and local charities though her original music. Her musicals, including “Princess Diana”, have been performed all over the country. She has won the TAG (Theater Arts Guild) Award two times and recently she received honorable mention in the ‘Song of the Year’ contest for her song, “It’s a Steve Jobs’ World!” Karen’s music includes songs about exercising and good health, celebrities, holidays, political figures, children, math, patriotism, love and family. Her songs are for anyone between the ages of 5 to 105!