Ted Merwin |
Special To The Jewish Week
It’s a kind of homecoming for me,” said the warm and witty Hal Linden, 83, whose one-man show, “Hal Linden Live in Concert,” arrives at the Café Carlyle in New York next week after more than five dozen performances across the country. Best known as Barney Miller, the eponymous star of the 1970s sitcom in which he played the down-to-earth captain of a police precinct in Greenwich Village, Linden has appeared in 20 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows.
For a decade, Rockland County resident Suzanne Weilgus, a lifelong Zionist and health care administrator, has served as a volunteer leader of American Communities Helping Israel, or ACHI, a nonprofit that encourages people to buy Israeli products.
Plucking a violin on an empty stage, an animated scene of Manhattan skyscrapers scrolling behind her pregnant body, the musician, poet and Torah scholar Alicia Jo Rabins begins to sing what sounds like a mystical incantation of sorts.
“Bring me your empty jar, I will fill it,” she intones. “Where it comes from, I can’t tell you, no one knows.”