Temple Sha’arey Shalom of Springfield proudly presents its 30th annual “Sustaining Fund Event”―a Yom Yerushalayim Concert to honor Rabbi Joshua Goldstein upon his retirement on June 30, 2012. This wonderful event will feature a performance by The New Jersey Cantors Concert Ensemble and takes place on Sunday, May 20, 2012 from 4-6pm, followed by a gala reception.
Yom Yerushalayim, or Jerusalem Day, is an Israeli national holiday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in June, 1967. In honor of Rabbi Goldstein's love for Israel, and in celebration of the holiday, the Temple is delighted to showcase The New Jersey Cantors’ Concert Ensemble―the world's very first choir of both men and women cantors. The Ensemble features more than 20 cantors from Conservative, Reform and Reconstructionist synagogues in northern and central New Jersey. The Temple’s own Cantor and Director of Education, Amy Daniels, is herself a member of the ensemble.
Temple Event Co-Chair Bev Lerner adds, “For 30 years, Rabbi Goldstein has led and loved his congregation. We are so honored to celebrate our spiritual leader, our teacher, our friend. This joyous event is but one way we can give back to him.” The community is invited to join us for this very special Yom Yerushalayim musical event and celebration in honor of Rabbi Goldstein. The cost is $18 per adult, in advance, $20 at the door and $10 for Students up to age 18. Interested parties can send a check, payable to “Temple Sha’arey Shalom” with a notation of “Cantors’ Concert,” to the temple office at 78 South Springfield Avenue, Springfield, NJ 07081. For more information, contact the temple office at (973)379-5387 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Temple Sha’arey Shalom: Temple Sha’arey Shalom, serving Springfield and the surrounding communities of Union and Essex counties, is a mid-size, Reform congregation where all members are warmly welcomed and encouraged to create enriching spiritual and social connections. The Temple serves children, young adults, singles, seniors, and families of all shapes, ages and sizes--including single parents, interfaith families, and gay and lesbian families. In addition to a thriving Pre-School and Religious School, there is a wide array of educational, informational, entertaining and social programs to enhance the Temple experience, including lectures, workshops, panel discussions, an active Sisterhood and Brotherhood, community-service opportunities and Youth and Renaissance group activities. There are also adult bar/bat mitzvahs, conversational Hebrew classes, book discussion groups, speakers and trips. Celebrate your spirituality at Temple Sha’arey Shalom…a place to call home.