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Community to light up the O2 for capital’s biggest ever Chanukah party

9,000 expected at the iconic venue to help raise money for charity Bedside Kosher, at concert featuring Israeli star Ishay Ribo

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A prominent Israeli musician is to play his first-ever UK concert at the O2 in London while raising money for charitable causes.

Ishay Ribo, a platinum selling Israeli singer-songwriter, will play the concert during Chanukah, and the event organisers say they aim to bring together the community to celebrate in song.

Ribo, whose big break came in 2014, has released four studio albums, two of which have been certified gold and one which went platinum.

The one-night only show will take the audience on a musical journey through Ribo’s back catalogue and several traditional Chanukah songs to celebrate the traditional festival of lights.

Ishay Ribo

Bedside Kosher, a charity which provides Kosher hospital food, is a charitable partner for the event.

Its founder Ari Feferkorn said it was a “privilege” for funds to be raised for the charity.

“Ishay is a world class, platinum selling musician and one of the most talented Jewish artists of our generation,” he said.

“This exclusive show promises to bring concertgoers together from all over the world, from all backgrounds, as the Jewish community unites for an evening of joyful music, dancing and entertainment.

“The experience of the past 20 months has reminded us how much we need each other. I’m so pleased that this event will bring our community back together.”

The concert will take place on 5th December 2021. Tickets can be found by clicking this link here.

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