On Sunday, November 6 at 6:30, Temple Emanuel will inaugurate an annual musical celebration to honor the memory of our late Rabbi Emeritus, Jerry Brieger, z”l. The legendary duo Kol B’seder will headline the concert, Shir Magic: Remembering Rabbi Jerry Brieger. Cantor Jeff Klepper and Rabbi Dan Freelander, the members of Kol B’Seder, have been singing and composing music together for 45 years. Many of their songs have become part of the worship service in synagogues around the world.
Cantor Klepper has been the cantor of Temple Sinai of Sharon, MA since 2003. He is co-founder of the Hava Nashira workshop for song-leaders, and teaches at the School of Jewish Music at Hebrew College in Newton, MA. Rabbi Freelander is President of the World Union for Progressive Judaism. He is a co-founder of the North American Jewish Choral Festival, and was honored with the Debbie Friedman Award by the Union for Reform Judaism in 2015.
Rabbi Jerry Brieger was the spiritual leader of Temple Emanuel from 1977 to 2009, and Rabbi Emeritus from 2009 until his death this past summer. He was known not only for his vast knowledge of all things Jewish, but also for his sleight of hand tricks and his love of music. He loved to study, to teach and to sing, and so it is fitting that Kol B’Seder, whose music he incorporated into services at Temple Emanuel, be the featured performers in this inaugural event.
The Temple Emanuel band will open the concert with a short set of some of Rabbi Jerry’s favorite tunes. The celebration will conclude with a reception presented by TE’s famous bakers. Tickets, which can be purchased on the TE website or at the door, are $18 for adults, $10 for kids 12 and under, and $36 for families (max of 2 adults and unlimited kids).
For more information about Shir Magic, TE’s music groups and all events, celebrations and services at Temple Emanuel, please go to the TE website: www.templeemanuel‐gnh.org, or call the temple office at 203-397-3000. Temple Emanuel is located at 150 Derby Avenue in Orange.