Tuesday, September 13 | 6:30 pm
When all your friends talk about their great shofar prowess, do you think they're talking about driving a limo? At a cocktail party, when someone says, "Wow, did you catch that T'ruah?" do you stare blankly into thin air and realize you have been excluded from the conversation? Don't know a T'keeah Gdolah from a Sh'vareem? You don’t have to live like that.
Cantor Portnoy will have you blowing shofar like a pro. Perhaps you could even do it on the High Holidays! Wouldn't that be something? Just bring yourself and your shofar on Tuesday, September 13 at 6:30 pm. Time not convenient? Just e-mail Cantor Portnoy. Remember, if you can do a Bronx cheer, you can blow shofar!
Looking Back or Looking Forward?
The High Holidays as Accounting and as Opportunity
Tuesday, September 13 | 7:00-8:30 pm
Rabbi Hirsh will share texts from the machzor (High Holiday prayerbook) that invite us into the conversation of how we balance looking backwards over the year ending with looking forward to the new year of Rosh Hashanah and the Day of Atonement on Yom Kippur. How do we assess the past with compassion and kindness? How do we anticipate the future with hope and commitment?
The Music and Liturgy of Rosh Hashanah, with Commentary
Wednesday, September 14 | 10:00-11:30 am
Cantor Portnoy and Rabbi Hirsh will share a program featuring the music of Rosh Hashanah, along with commentaries on the prayers.
The Music of the High Holidays
Tuesday, September 20 | 7:00-8:30 pm
The music of the High Holy Days is a magnificent mixture of folk music, ancient cantillation, modern composition and the cantorial tradition. Cantor Portnoy will lead us as we discover where our music originated and learn to sing many of the melodies that give our High Holy Days their special flavor. Looking forward to seeing you.
The Music and Liturgy of Yom Kippur, with Commentary
Wednesday, September 21 | 10:00-11:30 am
Cantor Portnoy and Rabbi Hirsh will share a program featuring the music of Yom Kippur along with commentaries on the prayers.