A Night of Prayer at HUC-JIR/Jerusalem

Friday, May 24, 2013

On April 11, 2013, HUC-JIR/Jerusalem rabbinical and cantorial students and the Hallel Choir prepared a festive maariv service, sponsored by the generous support of Rabbi Howard Berman and the Society for Classical Reform Judaism.  Under the artistic direction of Cantor Tamar Havilio and with assistance from Cantor Evan Cohen of Kehillat Har-El in Jerusalem, the tefillah danced between the artistic prayers of composers including Piket, Sulzer, Lewandowski, Bloch, Braun, and P.B. Haim. Cantor Havilio showcased the musical legacies of both Cantor William Sharlin, z’’l, and Composer Bonia Shur, z’’l, in "The Wonderful Words of Shur and Sharlin...and Schatz."


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