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Cantor’s Corner2017-11-29T22:32:47+00:00

A Great Big Thank You

Here we go again. Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and Sukkot are behind us and we now begin in earnest the academic year and initiate the programs that your professional staff have been actively planning these past few months. But before we can move forward, let us take a moment to recognize and thank the many young people whose participation in our services, added a keen level of beauty and spirituality which is so sorely missing in our day to day lives.

For many people, one of the highlights of our High Holiday worship is the participation of our teens in chanting Torah and Haftarah during the Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services. The youth dedicated many hours of effort and practice in the days and weeks leading up to the holidays and I would like to thank each and everyone of them. On behalf of the clergy and a grateful congregation, we offer our thanks to the following young people for elevating our prayers and for giving us all a spiritual high. I offer a special thank you to our high school seniors (*) who for the past several years have returned each year to chant their respective readings for us. It is due to their dedication and the commitment of the younger students to follow that ensures the success of our tradition.

Adam Agresti
Alexis Ban
Jordana Brief
Lily Cohen
Max Dryerman
Brian Feiler*
Lindsay Fleishman
Ben Glazer*
Noah Haberman-Hirsch
Dylan Kedem
Daniel Kroner
Jesse Milston
Melissa Reifman
Michael Reifman
Leah Rimland
Sarah Rimland*
Brooke Sendik
Jayme Silver
Jeremy Slaten
Arielle Solomon
Sophie Starr
Nina Stewart*
Sarah Stupak*

Finally, I offer an additional thank you to Lily Cohen. For the past three years, Lily has enthralled the congregation with her beautiful voice as she sang with me parts of the Yom Kippur liturgy.

And now we plan for next year and the years to follow thereafter. If you or a member of your family would like to sing at our High Holiday Services, please contact me in the near future.

L’hitraot,
Cantor Alan Sokoloff

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