Sunday, April 17 at 5:00 p.m.
The Gefilte Fish Chronicles
In 1904, Abe and Minnie Dubroff immigrated from Russia to Brooklyn where they raised seven daughters and a son. For a century, the family has gathered at Passover and celebrated the Seder together... first in Brooklyn, then in Boonton, New Jersey. For the last four decades, Passover has been celebrated in Newburgh, New York. Led by the three surviving sisters, Sophie Patasnik, Peppy Barer and Rosie Groman, traditional preparations were made for the Seder at Peppy's home in Newburgh. Six Weeks before the Seder they shopped and chopped, tasted and seasoned. Using recipes nearly a century old, they began to put together the Gefilte Fish, Cholent, Horse Radish and Sponge Cake. This is a loving, living album of the Seder.
Sunday, April 17 at 6:00 p.m.
A Passover Celebration
This entertaining family special hosted by Jeffrey Tambor (The Larry Sanders Show, Arrested Development ) illuminates the traditions that set the Jewish holiday of Passover apart from all other nights of the year. This dynamic program presents a dramatic retelling of the Passover story by Rabbi Irwin Kula ( Simple Wisdom With Irwin Kula ), a delicious Passover dessert from Chef Jeff Nathan ( New Jewish Cuisine ), a unique Seder creation from home design expert Teresa Strasser ( While You Were Out ) and a trip back in time to ancient Egypt with the award-winning children's series Alef...Bet...Blast Off! A PASSOVER CELEBRATION also explores the musical traditions form around the world, inspired by the story of Exodus, as told in the Haggadah.
Sunday, April 24 at 5:00 p.m.
Life of Jesus Christ
The story of Jesus Christ unfolds in this uplifting musical drama. Incorporating a 300-voice choir, a 40-piece orchestra and a cast and crew of over 1400, The Life of Jesus Christ is more than just a dramatic retelling of the story of Christ. It is a full-scale musical production with elaborate costumes, original choreography, flying angels and live animals on a stage. Presented by the First Baptist Church of Ft. Lauderdale, this magical program recaptures the holiday spirit with its compelling narration, spectacular musical performances and inspiring message. A holiday tradition, The Life of Jesus Christ is perfect viewing for the Easter season.
Sunday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m.
Lawrence Welk Easter
Beloved band leader Lawrence Welk host this classic Easter show along with his regular cast with special guest Country singer Charlie Pride. Of some of the performances that will be seen are Sandi, Salli, Andra, Cissy, Bobby, Larry, Dick, Steve with trombonist Bob Havens perform "A-Tisket, A-Tasket". "Little Green Apples" is performed by the Orchestra with Frank Scott at the organ. Bobby Burgess & Cissy King dance to the "Easter Waltz". Charley Pride with Neil Levang & Buddy Merrill on guitar, Johnny Klein on drums perform "Kaladja". The program will end with a rendition of "The Lord's Prayer."