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sING-A-LONG OF THE CENTURY!
Honoring Cantor Jeff Klepper
Saturday, April 27th
VIP Reception 6:00 pM
Concert and Sing-A-Long 7:30 pM
ABOUT THE EVENT
On the weekend of April 26-27, Temple Sinai will celebrate the upcoming retirement of our beloved Cantor Jeff Klepper. Rabbi Daniel Freelander, President of the World Union for Progressive Judaism and Cantor Klepper’s longtime singing partner in Kol B’seder will be joining us for the weekend. Kol B'seder launched a new era in Jewish-American music as they wrote and performed songs that are now standards in synagogues around the world.
Rabbi Freelander will be a guest speaker Friday night, and will re-unite with Jeff as Kol B’Seder performs at a very special concert and Sing-a-Long of the Century, Saturday night. Julie Silver, a renowned composer and performer of contemporary Jewish music will be the featured guest Saturday evening. What better way to Honor our Cantor than to join together in song?
SPECIAL GUEST - julie silver
Julie Silver is one of the most celebrated and beloved performers in the world of contemporary Jewish music today. She tours throughout the world, and has been engaging audiences with her gorgeous compositions and liturgical settings, her lyrical guitar playing, her dynamic stage presence, and her megawatt smile for over 25 years.
Although she resides in Southern California, Julie’s roots are deep in New England. She was raised in Newton, Massachusetts and by the time she was 18, she was leading raucous song sessions throughout the Reform Jewish movement and playing coffeehouses in and around Boston. Eventually, she would become one of the most sought-after song leaders in the country.
EVENT EMCEE - RABBI DANIEL FREELANDER
Rabbi Daniel Freelander serves as president of the World Union for Progressive Judaism. With offices in New York and Jerusalem, Rabbi Freelander leads the coordinating body of over 1.8 million Jews, representing almost 1000 congregations and 7 regional bodies.
A gifted musician and keen observer of the North American Jewish scene, Rabbi Freelander is well known for lecturing on trends in Reform synagogue life. Together with Cantor Jeff Klepper, he has composed dozens of popular Jewish melodies including the well-known “Shalom Rav” and “Lo Alecha.”
Rabbi Freelander is married to Rabbi Elyse Frishman, editor of the Reform siddur Mishkan T’filah, and former rabbi of the Barnert Temple in Franklin Lakes, NJ. They have three adult children and live in New York, NY.
DRESS: In keeping with the spirit of our camp sing-a-long theme, dress is casual. We encourage those who want to identify their group with matching t-shirts, or wear their camp t-shirt, to do so.
FOOD: Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase at the Temple Sinai Sisterhood concession stand, located in the lobby.
PARKING: On-site parking is available both at Temple Sinai, and at a supplemental lot across Canton Street. Attendants will be available to assist you.
PHYSICAL CHALLANGES: Temple Sinai is equipped to meet the needs of those with physical challenges. Access to the facilities is by ramp and we have wheelchairs available for use if needed. There is a bathroom especially designed for those who are physically challenged. Through the generosity of the Shamitz family, Temple Sinai has a complete Auditory Assistance System, with a limited number of wireless receivers and earbuds for use. Please see an usher before the concert to request one.
Temple Sinai of Sharon is committed to a culture of inclusion, and is actively working to meet everyone's needs. If you have any further questions or need special assistance, please contact our office.