Innovative Reform movement leader Cantor Ellen Dreskin will serve as artist-in-residence at Temple Shalom, Aberdeen, Friday-Saturday, March 27-28.
Dreskin is the coordinator of the new cantorial certification program at the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music at HUC-JIR in New York.
On Friday at 8:15 p.m. she will present “Shabbat Worship in Song,” a musical journey to discover how the prayers and melodies hold the keys to making the most of communal worship. Temple Shalom teens will take part.
Saturday morning services, at 10:15 a.m., will feature interactive study designed to engage adults and children.
The afternoon will include a bagel lunch at noon ($5 charge), followed by an adult learning program, “The Glamour in the Grammar: A Little Hebrew Can Go a Long Way!” This program will explore how single words, a twist of a phrase, or the addition of a prefix or suffix can change worshipers’ understanding of a prayer and enhance communal worship. (Babysitting will be available; make reservations in advance.)
“M’laveh Malkah: Stories and Songs for the Coming Week” — the Saturday evening concert at 8 — will feature Dreskin, the Temple Shalom Choir, and Temple Shalom Youth Choir; it will be an informal, folk-oriented, participatory evening. Tickets ($25, $10 per child) will be available in advance or at the door.
This weekend of music is sponsored by the Shalom Rocks Concert Fund and Temple Shalom Brotherhood and Sisterhood.
All community members are welcome to the weekend events. Contact Margo at firstname.lastname@example.org or the temple office at 732-566-2621 for tickets, babysitting, or lunch reservations.