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Musical Shabbat w/Sara Riskind AND Rabbi Alona Nir-Keren

On Friday, November 8, 2019 at 7:15 pm, please join us for an inspirational Shabbat evening service that features the Jewish choral music of TBS family member Sarah Riskind. Some of Sarah’s compositions highlight simple melodies in traditional Jewish scales, while others explore more complex rhythms and harmonies with influences from Tango to Leonard Bernstein. Sarah’s Jewish musical voice is shaped by years of having listened to Temple Beth Shalom’s inspiring choir and cantors over the years.

Sarah Riskind is the Director of Choral Activities at Eureka College in Eureka, Illinois. She holds degrees from the University of Washington, the University of Wisconsin, and Williams College. Sarah grew up at TBS and is the daughter of Peter Riskind and Carolyn Gayle.

We also welcome Rabbi Alona Nir-Keren, rabbi of our sister congregation in Israel, Congregation Mevasseret Zion in Jerusalem. Rabbi Alona will be sharing words about the importance of the upcoming World Zionist Congress (WZC) elections.

Currently, the US has 145 delegates in the WZC, the largest single delegation outside Israel. 56 of the 145 delegates represent the Reform Movement. Because of this $20 million over five years is being directed to the Israeli Reform Movement.

A strong election turnout among North America’s Reform Jews is essential.

This Friday evening features the music of TBS member, Sarah Riskind. We look forward to a wonderful Shabbat together!

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