On May 20, Sasson, the teen choir of Temple Sholom in Greenwich, raised their voices to lead baseball fans in the singing of the national anthem at New York’s Citifield before the start of the Mets vs. St. Louis Cardinals game. The choir, led by Cantor Asa Fradkin, was cheered on by close to 150 friends and relatives.
Sasson is used to the spotlight. An elite group of singers ages 12 to 17, the group performs on select Shabbat morning services, on holidays and festivals, as well as other special events throughout the year. In addition to singing the National Anthem, the choir recently was selected to sing Israel’s national anthem, Hatikva, at the start of the Israel Day Parade in New York City.