September 23, 2008


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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Rick Recht will perform in concert on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 8 p.m. in Bucknell Hall at Bucknell University.

The concert, which is free to the public, is sponsored by Campus Jewish Life and Bucknell Hillel.

Recht will perform songs from his newly released album Tear Down the Walls as well as selections from his other hit Jewish rock albums. Bucknell University's Voices of Praise Gospel Choir also will be featured at the concert.

Unique blend
Recht performs more than 125 concerts each year throughout the United States. His  musical contributions mark the birth of a unique blend of pop, radio-friendly music in Hebrew and English based on Jewish text and themes of social responsibility.

"One of the things I love about Jewish music is that you can bring together little kids, teens, their parents and their grandparents in the same setting and create a type of musical magic that excites everyone all at once," said Recht.

"I look at these community gatherings as an incredible opportunity to get inside each and every person and help them to get loose, open up and connect with each other in a really positive, Jewish way," he said.

To hear music samples, visit www.rickrecht.com/ or www.myspace.com/rickrecht.

Powerful interactive performances
"Recht is known for his powerful, interactive performances that have earned him a strong, loyal national fan base of all ages," said Bucknell Rabbi Serena Fujita.

"He has become an icon for Jewish youth in the United States, elevating the medium of Jewish music as a powerful and effective tool for developing Jewish pride and identity among the masses," she said.

"Rick's music is just like what our Jewish youth listen to everyday on the radio with amazing educational and Jewish flare," said Jennifer Stofman, program director of Congregation Beth Shalom Cherry Hill, N.J. "Rick is the Jewish Dave Matthews."

For more information, contact Rabbi Fujita at 570-577-2273.

Contact: Division of Communications

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