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The Business and Professional Division invites you to a conversation with Ariella Werden-Greenfield, co-editor of This is Your Song Too: Phish and Contemporary Jewish Identity, and Mike Greenhaus, book contributor. Together, we'll delve into the intriguing connection between the iconic band Phish and contemporary Jewish identity. Following the discussion, Cliffside Push, a Phish tribute band, will perform live. 
Plus, you’ll learn more about UJA’s critical work in response to ongoing needs on the ground in Israel and to rising antisemitism here in New York.

Thank you to our supporters, Lachtman Cohen & Belowich, Attorneys at Law and Greenlight Consulting & Management for helping to underwrite the event.


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Ariella Werden-Greenfield

Ariella Werden-Greenfield is the associate director of the Feinstein Center for American Jewish History at Temple University, where she also serves as chair of the university’s interfaith council and as special advisor on antisemitism. She is co-editor, with Oren Kroll Zeldin, of This Is Your Song Too: Phish and Contemporary Jewish Identity (Penn State University Press, 2023). Her writing on religion and popular culture also appears in academic journals and edited volumes, including Religion in Philadelphia: A Reader (Temple University Press, 2016) and Savoring Gotham: A Food Lover’s Companion to New York City (Oxford University Press, 2015).

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Mike Greenhaus

Mike Greenhaus is a writer, blogger, and self-described “live music geek.” He currently serves as the editor in chief of Relix, the longest-standing print magazine dedicated to improvisational and independent music, and is the vice president and co-founder of Relix Media Group. He also hosts the bi-monthly Friday Night Jam speaking series, which explores the intersection of music and spirituality, at New York’s LPR and Rockwood Music Hall.

A former college radio DJ, Mike has spoken on panels at the South by Southwest and CMJ music conferences, helps oversee Relix’s official video channels, co-curates the collaborative “Brooklyn Is Live”...

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Cliffside Push

Connecticut based Cliffside Push brings a high-energy Phish experience to their audience. Exploratory jams, machine gun rock, and down and dirty funk are all a part of the experience they bring to every show. Featuring Wiley Griffin on guitar, Kiran Edwards on keys, Alex Wu on bass, and Suman Mitra on drums — this unit gels with precision, manifesting harmonic bliss and rhythmic grooves to boogie down to.

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