2018 High Holidays
At sundown on September 9th, Jewish people all over the world will welcome Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish year 5779. Rosh Hashanah begins a sacred period known as the Days of Awe that culminates ten days later on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, observed this year on September 19th.
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September 9th – 7:00 p.m. Erev Rosh Hashanah, WVMH
September 10th – 9:30 a.m., Rosh Hashanah first day Service, WVMH
September 11th – 10:00 a.m. Rosh Hashanah second day service (9/11 Memorial), BAJC
September 15th – 10:00 a.m. Shabbat Shuvah, BAJC
September 18th – 7:00 p.m., Erev Yom Kippur, (Kol Nidre), WVMH
September 19th – 9:30 a.m. Yom Kippur, Yizkor 11:30 a.m., Musaf 12:30 p.m., Mincha 5:00, Ne’ilah 6:00 p.m. WVMH
CANTOR HIRSCHHORN COMING THIS FALL
October 30 – November 4, 2018
The Brattleboro Area Jewish Community is excited to welcome nationally famed performer, teacher, and composer Cantor Linda Hirschhorn for a weeklong artist-in-residence program on October 30-November 3, 2018. Cantor Hirschhorn is the founder of Vocolot, the first Jewish women’s a cappella ensemble, and has released two songbooks and eight recordings of original material. Her songs and choral arrangements have been published in major Jewish and folk anthologies, are performed by professional and amateur groups around the world and have been used in video, radio documentaries, and dance scores. She has been Cantor at Temple Beth Sholom, San Leandro, California since 1988, where she has recently become sole clergy.
Cantor Hirschhorn will offer three three-hour workshop/rehearsals for people of all ages and backgrounds. At the end of the week, the intergenerational choir that has been working to learn Cantor Hirschhorn’s songs will sing at a Friday night service with her and share in a final concert program with her on Saturday night.
Workshops are open to all, regardless of age, musical background, or religious affiliation. Cantor Hirschhorn will provide sheet music so that volunteer singers can begin to prepare in advance of her visit if they wish. There will be a modest charge (TBA) for the workshop and for the concert.
Cantor Hirschhorn writes, “My music ranges from simple to complex to satisfy and challenge inexperienced and experienced singers alike. The words are often taken from traditional liturgy and text with an emphasis on the values of peace and justice that are so strongly rooted in our Jewish traditions. Half of the concert will be a performance by the community chorus and for the other half I will perform original songs and stories.”
A big thank you to all who have given so far — especially our generous anonymous donor. Please contact Cantor Kate (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you can make a donation or pledge, or are interested in the program.