The Sabbath Queen: A Synagogue Tribute to Queen Elizabeth
Cantor Amy Robinson Katz has posted a new rendition of Achat Sha’alti on YouTube.
Cantor Alyssa Rosenbaum was invited to sing the national anthem (after sending an audition recording in) at the Guardians vs. Angels game at Progressive Field as part of her welcome to Cleveland/B’nai Jeshurun.
The AJRCA Clergy and Alumni Association invites all graduates of AJRCA to reconnect with each other, and to share how Elul can prepare us for the High Holy Days as we journey toward Teshuvah, Return/Repentance. Both zoom meetings are free for all AJRCA alumni.
Hazzan Daniel Friedman & Cantor Jacqueline Rafii recorded a beautiful rendition of the Chassidic Kaddish
In The Jewish Educator, Hazzan Daniel Friedman published the article “A New Pedagogy for Teaching Torah Trope Utilizing Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence Theories: Introduction to a Torah Trope Curriculum for Ages 2 to 92”. In this article he asks the question: “How can I engage students of trope beyond the traditional years prior to their Bar/Bat Mitzvah or as an adjunct to an adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah course?
Tradition encourages our memories to be jogged as we enter into the new month of Av, laden with historic calamities, particularly the ones most pivotal and strikingly cataclysmic: The destruction of the holy temples, the first in 586 BCE and the second in 70 CE. The rabbis’ integration of a formal grief tradition helps us to prepare both mentally and spiritually for the High Holy Days.
About 20 alums attended in person and via zoom the wonderful discussion from a Torah spiritual perspective about the current surge of anti semitic violence in our country, and how to confront it morally, spiritually and communally, while leaning on the age-old wisdom of Jewish textuality.