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The Atlanta Jewish Music Festival Has A New Name: Neranenah

The name change is symbolic of the festival's appeal to a more inclusive and wider audience, while still honoring their own culture and traditions.
The name change is symbolic of the festival's appeal to a more inclusive and wider audience, while still honoring their own culture and traditions.
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Earlier this week, the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival announced a rebranding of its name.

The new name of the festival is: Neranenah, a concert and culture series. The new name comes from the lyrics of “Hava Nagila,” which means “to come together and sing” in Hebrew.

The name change is symbolic of the festival’s appeal to a more inclusive and wider audience, while still honoring their own culture and traditions.

The executive director of Neranenah, Joe Alterman, joined “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes for a conversation on the new name and also on some of the exciting upcoming events that are part of the festival.

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