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Kol Shira: A Celebration of Jewish Music

Religious school students and teachers, rabbis, cantors, cantorial soloists and instrumentalists from seven area synagogues will come together on Sunday, January 28 at 10:00 am, for a morning of singing in celebration of the power of Jewish music.  The concert, which will take place at The Towers, 18 Tower Lane, New Haven, is free and open to the public.  Please bring your friends and your voices and RSVP to the Towers if you plan to attend.

The participating congregations include Congregations B’nai Jacob (Woodbridge), Beth El-Keser Israel (New Haven), Mishkan Israel (Hamden) Or Shalom (Orange); Temple Beth David (Cheshire); Temple Beth Tikvah (Madison); and Temple Emanuel of Greater New Haven (Orange).

This annual concert is dedicated to the memory of the music and legacy of Debbie Friedman, z’’l, a Jewish musician who died in 2011.  In addition to several iconic songs by Friedman, traditional tunes and songs by two generations of musicians who were influenced and inspired by her ability to bring a woman’s voice and perspective into late 20thcentury Jewish music, and to write accessible songs combining liturgy and social commentary, will be performed.

For more information about this event, please go to the Temple Emanuel website,, or call the temple office at 203-397-3000.

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