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Cantors and Choirs of Congregation Rodeph Sholom Chanukah Celebration, NYC, 3 Dec 2010

The Cantors and Choirs of Congregation Rodeph Sholom will celebrate Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, during Shabbat services, 6 P.M., Friday, December 3, 2010. The unique intergenerational service will feature Cantor Rebecca Garfein and Cantor Shayna De Lowe and the volunteer adult and children’s choirs from the synagogue. This year, the first night of Chanukah is Wednesday, December 1, 2010.

“Chanukah celebrates miracles and the power to overcome hardship,” according to Congregation Rodeph Sholom’s Senior Cantor, Rebecca Garfein. “For many people in our country, this has been an especially tough year. Chanukah can help remind us all of the everyday miracles in our lives.”

Some highlights of the service will be Peter Yarrow’s, “Light One Candle,” and “Bring on the Light,” a piece by composer, singer and actor, Danny Maseng, that was commissioned by Congregation Rodeph Sholom for Chanukah in 2001. The service will also feature the Children’s Choir for grades 2-8 and the Jr. Jr. Choir, which is for children from the pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grades.

Cantor Garfein will be joined by Rodeph Sholom’s Associate Cantor, Shayna De Lowe and Cantorial-Intern, Melanie Cooperman. Accompanying the cantors and choirs will be Rodeph Sholom’s organist, J. David Williams. Joining Mr. Williams will be: John Hadfield, percussion, Susan Rotholz, flute, Eliot Bailen, guitar and cello and Daniel Freeman, acoustic and electric bass.

The service is free of charge and open to the entire community.

Congregation Rodeph Sholom is located at 7 West 83rd Street off of Central Park West in Manhattan. For more information, please call (646) 454-3030 or go to www.rodephsholom.org.

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