Germantown Jewish Centre to present Show Stoppers: Broadway in Trios

On May 20, the Germantown Jewish Centre (GJC) will be hosting its annual spring concert and fundraiser entitled “Show Stoppers: Broadway in Trios” at 6:30 p.m.

The fundraiser will honor Marty and Carol Kaplan who have been dedicated members of the synagogue for nearly half a century.

Program director Elana Shaw said the Germantown Jewish Centre is proud to honor the Kaplans and to celebrate their involvement in the synagogue.

“I don’t know if there was something in particular they have done quite recently, but they have been members of the synagogue for 49 years, raised their children here and for all of those 49 years, they have been involved in various ways,” said Shaw. The Kaplans have three sons, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Marty, a civil engineer by trade, served on the House Committee for 16 years and is now on the House and Design Committee. He also served on the Religious Committee, completed three terms as Men’s Club president and served as GJC’s president for two years.

Carol has been a volunteer for the Women’s Club since her early days at the synagogue where she got the opportunity to serve as the club’s president. She also co-chaired the Catering Committee and served on the Israel Affairs and Religious Committees.

Together, they were involved in the start up of Machane Marom, a Hebrew speaking day camp. They also were involved in various organizations such as the Hadassah and Israel Bonds.

Shaw said the concert is open to the public regardless if they are familiar with GJC or the Kaplans.

Music will be provided by Amy Armstrong, Chris Lenz, and Tom Baust that will include a vast variety of Broadway tunes in solos, duos, & trios. The program selections might include songs of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, Rodgers & Hammerstein and tunes from Les Miserable, Fiddler on the Roof, Pippin, Phantom of the Opera and much more.

Tickets are $20 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. For more information, go to

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