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The Rose Blum Mandel Memorial Concert at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Featuring the School of Sacred Music�s Second and Third Year Students

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Wednesday, December 1, 2004

November 30, 2004

Sunday, December 19, 2004 at 3:00 pm
Admission free, photo ID required for entrance

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
One West 4th Street (between Broadway and Mercer Street)
New York City

The Rose Blum Mandel Memorial Concert at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion will feature both the second and third year cantorial students of the School of Sacred Music, conducted by Artist-in-Residence Joyce Rosenzweig, with pianist Mitchell Vines, performing a concert of classical Jewish music. This concert is an opportunity to hear future Reform cantors singing excerpts from the famous oratorio, Judas Maccabeus, by George Frederick Handel, and choral pieces by a variety of Twentieth century American Jewish composers.

For 2000 years, the cantor has served the Jewish people as leader of prayer, as composer of liturgical poetry and song, and as educator and communal leader. Today, the cantor is part of a professional synagogue team working to enhance Jewish life. As a calling and career, the cantorate continues to wed the worlds of spirit and art.

Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion established the School of Sacred Music in 1948 as the Reform Movement's only institution for the training of cantors. Created at a time when the Holocaust threatened the continuity of Jewish heritage, the SSM has flourished as a center dedicated to preserving, enhancing, and creating Jewish music.

This concert has been made possible through the generous support of Cantor Mimi Frishman and Rabbi Louis Frishman, in memory of her beloved mother, Rose Blum Mandel.

Founded in 1875, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is North America's leading institution of higher Jewish education and the academic, spiritual, and professional leadership development center of Reform Judaism. HUC-JIR educates men and women for service to North American and world Jewry as rabbis, cantors, educators, and nonprofit management professionals, and offers graduate programs to scholars and clergy of all faiths. With centers of learning in Cincinnati, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, and New York, HUC-JIR's scholarly resources comprise the renowned Klau Library, The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, museums, research institutes and centers, and academic publications. In partnership with the Union for Reform Judaism and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, HUC-JIR sustains the Reform Movement's congregations and professional and lay leaders. HUC-JIR's campuses invite the community to cultural and educational programs illuminating Jewish heritage and fostering interfaith and multiethnic understanding.