Temple Sholom to celebrate its centennial with concert of Jewish music

GREENWICH – Temple Sholom will highlight the extraordinary voices of the synagogue’s music program at a special spring concert celebrating the synagogue’s 100th anniversary, on Sunday, May 15, 4:30 p.m.

“The theme of this concert is celebrating Temple Sholom and Jewish music through time,” says Temple Sholom Cantor Asa Fradkin. “The music of this concert serves a similar function in remembering the organic revolution of Jewish music and how it’s both grown and changed with the times.”

To encompass diverse styles of Jewish music, Fradkin has enlisted the help of guest Cantors Arianne Brown (Adas Israel Congregation, Washington D.C.), David Perper (Beth Haverim Shir Shalom, Mahwah, N.J.), and former Temple Sholom Cantor Hershel Fox (Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, Calif.), all known for their interpretations of opera, sacred chant and Yiddish.

One of the most anticipated performances of the evening will be the world premiere of Oseh Shalom by Cantor Gerald, an award-winning composer and cantor at Shaarei Tikvah in Scarsdale, N.Y.

Temple Sholom’s Teen and Youth Choirs will also participate in the concert.

“Everyone will be reminded of the thrill that it brings us to watch younger generations embrace the music of our tradition and the excitement in knowing that our love for Jewish music has been passed on,” says Fradkin. “This concert will truly be a celebration of not only our incredible music program, but Temple Sholom’s commitment and dedication to having a strong Jewish presence in Greenwich.”

Temple Shalom is located at 300 East Putnam Ave. A suggested donation of $10 is requested. For reservation call (302) 542-7165 or email alice.schoen@templesholom.com.

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