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"Yom Ha'atsmaut" Shabbat - A Tribute to Israel's 64th Birthday
Temple Sha’arey Shalom of Springfield presents its fourth special event in honor of Rabbi Joshua Goldstein, the Temple's Rabbi, who is retiring on June 30, 2012 after 30 years.
On Friday, April 27 at 8pm, the Temple's annual "Yom Ha'atsmaut" Shabbat will pay tribute to Israel's 64th Birthday with a repeat performance by the premier Israeli Jazz Ensemble, Seeds of Sun.
They will accompany the Shabbat service at 8pm with participation from the Temple Choir. Following the service, Seeds of Sun will present a concert program, "A Tribute to the Music of Naomi Shemer, Israel's National Music Legend." The community is invited to join us for this special evening. Seeds of Sun have established themselves as the leading Israeli jazz ensemble in North America, blending music written in Israel in a Jazz and World Music setting. The band has played on prestigious stages, including The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and the 92nd Street Y in New York City. They have traveled as far as Hong Kong, Viet Nam and the Philippines, introducing a new and exciting sound of Israel to the world.
The music of Seeds of Sun, marked by diversity in approach and style, brings together what is truly best about Israel, the way people from different backgrounds can create unique and beautiful music. Interspersing commentary and passion, their concerts sweep the listener away into a new appreciation of Israeli life and culture. Learn more at seedsofsun.com.
There are three upcoming events planned to honor Rabbi Joshua Goldstein--
- Sunday, May 20, 4pm: Yom Yerushalayim Concert with the New Jersey Cantors Concert Ensemble, $18 in advance; $20 at the door
- Friday, June 15, 8pm: Erev Shabbat Service featuring the klezmer sounds of the Hester Street Troupe
- Friday, June 22, 8pm: Erev Shabbat Service, followed by Toasts in Honor of Rabbi Goldstein
The community-at-large is welcome at all events. Temple Sha'arey Shalom is located at 78 South Springfield Avenue in Springfield. For more information about these programs, contact the Temple office at (973)379-5387 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Temple Sha’arey Shalom: Temple Sha'arey Shalom is a mid-sized congregation that has served Springfield and the surrounding local Jewish community for more than 50 years. The synagogue welcomes children, young adults, singles, seniors, and families of all shapes, ages and sizes--including single parents, interfaith families and Gay and Lesbian families.
In addition to its thriving Religious School and popular Pre-School, there is a wide array of educational, informational, entertaining and social programs to enhance the Temple experience. Special programs, activities and events include lectures, workshops, panel discussions, community-service opportunities, adult bar/bat mitzvahs, conversational Hebrew classes, book discussion groups, speakers and trips. The temple also boasts extremely active Brotherhood, Sisterhood, Youth and Renaissance (Seniors) groups.
Shabbat services are creative and varied. There are Family Shabbat services at 7:30pm on the first Friday of each month, Children’s Shabbat morning services for K-3rd grade families on Saturdays at 9am, monthly Tot Shabbat services--perfect for pre-school families―at 6:00pm on the third Friday of each month, and Adult Study minyans on Saturday mornings. Erev Shabbat services take place from the second through the last Friday of each month at 8pm and ALL ARE WELCOME. For more information, please contact the Temple office at (973)379-5387, email email@example.com or visit our website at www.shaarey.org.
More About Temple Sha'arey Shalom
Temple Sha'arey Shalom is a mid-sized congregation that has served the local Jewish community for over 50 years. The congregation is a diverse community of liberal Jews and offers programs ranging from traditional text study to volunteerism.