16 November 2017

Do We Have Music for You or WHAT?!

Written by Cantor Wendy Shermet

This Sunday is the interfaith Thanksgiving service at First Central Christian Church, 5 pm. As we have done for many years, choirs from all partner organizations will sing together to celebrate peace and unity. Desserts follow, which makes it all even sweeter, if you get my drift.

On Wednesday, December 13, during religious school, musicians from the Omaha Chamber Society will present holiday music from around the world. Lighting up the winter darkness is a universal endeavor, with music as its emissary. And then! The Shabbat during Chanukah is Friday, December 15, and Kol Rina will sing Chanukah songs.  Please come, bring your family menorah, and sing along.

On Saturday, January 13, the Omaha Symphony is making a second visit to our beautiful sanctuary and will feature the San Diego Jewish Men’s Choir. This Saturday evening event is free to the community, and will conclude with selections from “Fiddler on the Roof."  Kol Rina will join in with the Choir for these songs. Did I mention this event is free?

Finally, Kol Rina and the St. Paul United Methodist Church choir will sing with each other the final weekend in January, which is parsha B’shalach Shira, the “Sabbath of Song."  We will host St. Paul and their minister at Friday services, and they will host us and Rabbi Stoller on Sunday morning.

Like I said. Music, music everywhere.

About the Author

Cantor Wendy Shermet

Cantor Wendy Shermet

Cantor Wendy Shermet has been part of the clergy team at Temple Israel since 2001. She has a Master of Music Degree from the New England Conservatory of Music, and ordination and a Master of Sacred Music from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion.

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