On Thursday, March 3, Chavurat Shalom traveled to Keneseth Israel Congregation for their weekly program. Cold, rainy, snowy weather did not keep 53 older adults away. All congregations were represented, as were the Jewish Community Center seniors and nonaffiliated seniors.
Rabbi Michael Wolk and Cantor Sharon Hordes presented the program, “Yiddish stories and Yiddish songs.” Rabbi Wolk engaged the audience with questions and stories about the attendee’s knowledge of Yiddish and ancestry. The stories interspersed with Cantor Hordes’ amazing songs – vocal and guitar. She also provided English translations of the songs and shared some of her family background. Both the stories and the songs contained a lot of humor.
The program appreciates Cantor David Lipp, who donated two tickets to Adath Jeshurun’s Music Festival, Kim Toebbe and Sara Robinson, who staffed the check-in table and Keneseth Israel Executive Director Yonaton Yussman for the kindness and warm welcome.
The entire staff of Keneseth Israel had a can-do attitude, and the seniors were particularly charmed by the adorable preschoolers who helped with the set up.
The group looks forward to a return visit.