Two years ago Rabbi Richard Camras invited me to his congregation in West Hills, California to do a Scholar-in-Residence weekend. There are two memories from that experience that I want to share with you. First of all, he was the same rabbi and mentsch that he was when he served our synagogue 18 years ago. Continue Reading »
On Sunday September 11th an august group of supportive members gathered at Beth Goldsmith’s residence to celebrate the storied successes at Chizuk Amuno Congregation. We are a vibrant congregation that begins with our youngest and most impressionable future leaders in Goldsmith and continues in our educational fabled KSDS. It began decades ago with the growth Continue Reading »
It has now been a full week, day after day, night after night, that four sons, several angelic Hospice nurses, compassionate assistants, daughters in law, grandchildren and residents have listened attentively to the last breaths of a matriarch. All four sons are cantors like their late father who passed away five months ago. At her Continue Reading »
A dear friend and highly regarded actor, singer, guitarist and voice over legend, John Warren, will be the featured performer at Syncopation II on Sunday April 19th at 4:00PM. John has worked as a “Blue Eyed Soul Singing performer” songwriter and session vocalist all of his life. John is a Master Teacher of Vocal Technique Continue Reading »
I was honored to be invited to write in the Rabbi’s Corner for JQ Baltimore’s monthly newsletter. Co-chaired by KSDS parent Neely Snyder and former RRS teacher Mindy Dickler, JQ Baltimore seeks to develop Jewish Baltimore as a welcoming and inclusive community for LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning) individuals, families and allies. In addition Continue Reading »
Beginning today this column will feature members of our incomparable professional synagogue choir. Many of you may not be aware just how illustrious and accomplished each member of our choir is. We begin with Albert Niedel. Mr. Albert Moshe Niedel is a Lyric-Dramatic Baritone who was born the first day of Rosh Hashanah on October Continue Reading »
With the Help and Guidance of HaShem, along with the inspired words of our Rabbis’ Shulman and Wechsler; may this coming Rosh Hashanna bring peace in Israel and the world… May the 140th anniversary of our beloved congregation be one of raptured celebration and greater accomplishment. Hazzan Emanuel C Perlman singing Numi Perach Numi.