The Jerusalem campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) held B'hadrat Kodesh: L'kol Zman at its Murstein Synagogue on April 7, 2016. The fourth annual concert, sponsored by the Society for Classical Reform Judaism (SCRJ), celebrates the musical heritage of the Reform Movement.
Sixteen first-year rabbinical and cantorial students joyously performed masterworks from historic and contemporary choral repertoire, led by Cantor Tamar Havilio, Head of Cantorial Studies at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem, with Cantor Evan Kent and pianist Anastasia Sobolev. Students learned about Classical Reform composers and musical traditions as they performed works from Louis Lewandowski to modern Israeli performers. Rabbi Howard A. Berman, SCRJ Executive Director, led readings from the Union Prayer Book.
"We have tremendous gratitude to the vision and generosity of Rabbi Howard Berman and the Society for Classical Reform Judaism," stated Cantor Havilio. "Each year, we are so thankful to sing and celebrate our great classical prayer tradition and composers. This year was triumphant!"