Temple Jeremiah hosts a Scholar-in-Residence weekend each year. This exciting annual program is generously funded by the Bill and Norma Brown Fund for Lifelong Learning.
Scholar-in-Residence Featuring Cantor Evan Cohen
December 6-8, 2019
Join us for a weekend of exploration through the eyes of one of Israel’s only Reform Cantors. Cantor Evan Cohen will join us for Kabbalat Shabbat worship on Friday evening focusing on the themes in the Torah portion in Jacob’s encounters with God and for Tefilah & Torah Study on Saturday morning. Then enjoy a special concert titled Chanukah Around the World on Saturday evening, followed by A Family Chanukah Concert on Sunday morning.
“Surely the Eternal is in this place, and I didn’t know it”
Friday, December 6, 2019, 6:30 p.m. (during Kabbalat Shabbat Worship)
For a growing number of Israelis in recent years, “this place” is Reform communities in Israel. Cantor Cohen will share personal stories of how Israelis of all walks of life are finding a spiritual home at Kehilat Har-El in Jerusalem.
“Israeli Musical Midrash and More in Parashat Vayetze”
Saturday, December 7, 2019 during Tefilah & Torah Study
Worship at 8:30 a.m.; Study and Program at 9:30 a.m.
In our study of this week’s Torah portion, together with Cantor Cohen we’ll study (and then sing!) two Israeli classic songs influenced by Parashat Vayetze. We’ll learn about one of the angels from Jacob’s ladder in Malach Misulam Yaacov and discover who Jacob really was in love with in Ani Ohev Otah Leah.
“Chanukah Around the World”
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Wine and Cheese Reception at 6:30 p.m.; Concert at 7:30 p.m.
North Shore Senior Center, 161 Northfield Road, Northfield
Cantors Susie Lewis Friedman and Evan Cohen, along with Cantors Rayna Green and Jay O’Brien, take us on a trip around the world to experience the music of Chanukah. Each of the eight candles represents the music of a country around the globe and we will laugh, sing, and dance to each culture’s songs and melodies. We kindly ask that you register for this program here.
“Spread the Light: A Family Chanukah Concert”
Sunday, December 8, 2019, 10:00 a.m.
Join Cantors Susie Lewis Friedman and Evan Cohen with Don Cagen and Shir Joy, Temple Jeremiah’s Youth Choir, as we sing our most popular Chanukah songs with a few surprises sprinkled in. You’ll be singing along and feeling the light. This multi-generational event is open to the whole family!
For more information, call the temple at 847.441.5760.