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Rabbi Goldstein Honored with a Klezmer Shabbat - Temple Sha'arey Shalom
Temple Sha’arey Shalom of Springfield is proud to host a special Klezmer Shabbat with the popular Hester Street Troupe on Friday, June 15 at 8 pm. This fun, engaging musical Shabbat evening honors Rabbi Joshua Goldstein, who retires from Temple Sha'arey Shalom on June 30, 2012, after 30 years as its religious and spiritual leader.
The Hester Street Troupe, a dynamic trio who specializes in Klezmer and Jewish music, has been electrifying audiences for 23 years. Their extraordinary repertoire consists of Klezmer, a style where the clarinet imitates human emotions like laughing and crying, songs from the Yiddish Vaudeville and Second Avenue Theatres, as well as classic older and more contemporary Jewish melodies. The group has three recordings; their most recent, On Second Avenue, is a celebration of songs from the Yiddish Vaudeville and the Lower East Side as well as traditional Klezmer medleys. Their first recording, Generation to Generation, connects you with the traditions of the Jewish experience and asks the question "who will be the Zayde's of our children?" The second, Sounds of the Shtetl, is a peek at a slice of life in the old Jewish community called the Shtetl.
The Troupe has performed extensively throughout the Northeast as well as in Florida, playing to standing-room-only audiences. This much sought-after group combines a special brand of shtick with popular Jewish songs for an explosive evening of entertainment.
The community is invited to come dance and sing with the Hester Street Troupe during this special Shabbat service. For more information, contact the Temple office at (973)379-5387 or email@example.com.
More About Temple Sha'arey Shalom
Temple Sha'arey Shalom is a mid-sized congregation that has served the local Jewish community for over 50 years. The congregation is a diverse community of liberal Jews and offers programs ranging from traditional text study to volunteerism.