Rabbi Nat Benjamin will be hosting a very special Shabbat Morning at our Chavurah Beth Shalom this Saturday, October 20.
Following our 10:30 am Morning Shabbat , our Chavurah Beth Shalom Morning Workshop (11:00 am-12:00 pm) will discuss the Great Cantors of the Golden Age which by most is considered the period from the late 19th century through the mid 20th century (1874-1965) .
We will listen to some of the greatest recorded performances of these great Cantors and discuss the times in which they lived. Rabbi Benjamin has accumulated a vast collection of the recordings by many of the Cantors of this period and he will share with us these collectibles. It is a unique way for us to develop a better understanding of the words of prayer expressed through the vocal talents of their wonderful voices.
Hazzanut (Hebrew) and Chazzanut (Yiddish) is a Jewish musician trained in vocal arts and in English we refer to as Cantor. Please join us for this special retrospective from Gershon Sirota in the early 1900’s to Moshe Kusevitsky, regarded as among the greatest Cantors of the 20th Century who performed at Carnegie Hall in 1938!
What makes the history of the Hazzanut/Cantor so very special is it’s a unique Jewish art form and this workshop will be one of the special moments of our Chavurah Beth Shalom
We welcome our members and their guests to this special day dedicated to the Cantor, the spiritual leader who leads their congregation in soulful prayer each and every week.