Notes from Cantor B


For lo, the winter has passed, the rains are over and gone, the flowers appear in the earth, the time of the singing of birds has come…”.

— Song of Songs

We have so much to celebrate this month. The Festival of Passover brings us together in joy as we relive the journey from bondage to freedom during family and community Seders. On April 12 we honor Kavod members who go above and beyond to support Temple Israel. And on April 14, Sim Lenner will receive the Next Generation award from the Nancy Avis Foundation! Congratulations to Sim and all Kavod members, and Chag Sameach to everyone!

Looking ahead, we are getting the Rock of Israel band together for a Rock Shabbat on Friday, June 7, 7 pm. Rehearsal on Sunday June 2, at a mutually agreed time. Let me know if you want to participate!

Regular readers of the Cantor’s notes, (and a shout out to you for clicking this far down!) may remember that Barbara Feigelman and I met Rabbi David Maxa in Prague and heard the moving story of the return of the Torah scroll from Kutz camp to his congregation. That story is retold in a new book about how 1564 Torah scrolls were saved, how they found their way to London and were restored to their former beauty to serve in Jewish communities around the globe. A copy of the book is available for loan from our library. You can purchase your own copy from the Memorial Scrolls Trust:

Cantor Suzanne Bernstein