CultureALL Event

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Bilingual, Program, Special Events

Age Group:

All Ages , Adults
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Come and enjoy a presentation by a CultureALL ambassador. 

CultureALL is an Iowa-based non-profit that involves Iowans of all ages in learning about world cultures. We believe that when individuals learn about other cultures, they gain valuable insights that help them better understand, appreciate, and connect with other people. No matter how different we may seem to be, we are all members of one human community. Simply stated, CultureALL believes that sharing the cultural richness of our community with others will elevate our community and the quality of life for all.

Today's ambassador is Abe Goldstein.

Born and raised in an Orthodox Jewish community in Rochester, New York, Abe moved to Des Moines in 1969 to pursue an education and career in advertising. During college at Drake University and for several years later, he had very little to do with Des Moines’ Jewish community or the religious customs of his youth. It wasn’t until he started to perform Yiddish (Eastern European Jewish) music on his accordion that he reconnected with his heritage. Now in retirement, Mr. Goldstien is the leader of the Java Jews, Iowa’s only klezmer music band and talks to children and adults about keeping alive their unique family customs and traditions, no matter how strange they may seem.