Congregation Rodeph Sholom will celebrate Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, with a jubilant, inter-generational Shabbat service on Friday, December 14, 2012, at 6 P.M. This year’s extravaganza will include a medley of musical performances and songful prayers led by Rodeph Sholom’s Senior Cantor Rebecca Garfein, Associate Cantor Shayna De Lowe, and Cantorial-Intern Ben Ellerin. The first night of Chanukah this year is Saturday, December 8, 2012.
This event will be a Chanukah celebration of miracles and the power of perseverance in the face of adversity. The synagogue?s volunteer adult choir will offer beloved selections such as Peter Yarrow‘s, Light One Candle, and Danny Maseng‘s, Bring on the Light, a Chanukah favorite ever since it was specially commissioned by Congregation Rodeph Sholom in 2001. The Children’s Choir and the Jr. Jr. Choir will also lend their spirited voices to the festivities.
The cantors and choirs will be accompanied by Rodeph Sholom’s organist, J. David Williams, as well as John Hadfield on percussion, Susan Rotholz on flute, Eliot Bailen on guitar and cello, and Daniel Freeman, acoustic and electric bass.
This high-spirited 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: http://www.rodephsholom.orgwww.rodephsholom.org.