A musical summer

Not only a summer with preparations for recitals and weddings to sing at, also the High Holyday’s coming up the end of Sept. with the always challenging highest musical level Belsize Square Synagogue has, and to be prepared to be accompanied by organ and the Belsize choirs. A month filled with concerts, Edinburgh’s International Festival’s…

Remembering

Just to say, we should link two remembrance dates, today, the second of May, Holocaust Memorial day, Yom Hashoa ve Hagevura and next week the seventh of May, Yom Hazikaron, Day of remembrance for the fallen in Israel. One, that reminds us the importance of the second. Without a State we would only remember how…

Another Anniversary

Another Synagogue celebrating it’s 80 year anniversary, Asociación Israelita Montefiore, the “German shul”, and an ocassion to participate by invitation of Rabbi Yehuda Gitelman. My first Synagogue, where I was bar mitzvah an held my first pulpit for ten years between 1986-1996, until I moved as Spiritual Leader to Ecuador. Also a time to remember,…

Belsize Square Synagogue celebrations of 80 years of Jewish life in England

A month filled with celebrations starting our 80 anniversary coinciding with Shabbat UK, a dinner hosting our sister Synagogue from Berlin, the Pestallozzi strasse its Ministers, Choirmaster and Youth Choir and a waiting list for the dinner, since we cannot sit more than the 200, already booked. An evening with prayer and song shared with…

Maduro, the puppet

As millions protest against the anarchy of Venezuela. Sadly the bigger picture of those who support it, is forgotten. These two Russian war planes with nuclear warheads are a deterrent as to tell the west that Russia, China and Iran won’t have any touch the oil reserves of the rich South American country. And that…

Cantors Convention between Palms with Psalms

This 71st Convention of the Cantors Assembly where I am sharing with more than 190 of my American colleagues of the organisation that groups the Conservative/ Masorti Cantors which between others is here to support all our efforts in the benefit of our profession. A strong and respected organisation that shows what we can and…