Tribute to Ezri Uval: Concert of Hallel Choir

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Hallel Community Choir of HUC-JIR, Jerusalem gave a tribute concert to the memory of Ezri Uval, z\"l, commemorating the tenth anniversary of his death. Ezri was a beloved teacher of Hebrew and Jewish liturgy at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem and is remembered by his many rabbinic, cantorial, and education students. The concert took place Thursday night, December 4, 2008 at Congregation Mevakshei Derech, Jerusalem, where Ezri had served as Hazzan and teacher for many years. The Hallel Choir, conducted by Dr. Jay Shir and accompanied by pianist Anastasia Sobolev, presented a rich program of psalm settings, liturgical compositions and Israeli songs. Prof. Eliyahu Schleifer appeared as guest soloist with a selection of Yiddish songs. Ezri's wife, Batia Uval, and his children were present.


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