2nd Annual Debbie Friedman Memorial Concert

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The Temple Emanuel Band, Children’s Choir and Hebrew School invite you to join them for a morning of singing and celebration in memory of the music and legacy of Debbie Friedman z’’l, on Sunday morning, January 27, at 10:30. The event is free and open to the public. Please bring your friends and your voices. Refreshments will be available after the concert.

Recognizing that knowledge of our heritage is necessary to form a serious and sincere bond with Judaism, we have made education our highest priority. To this end, Temple Emanuel offers Hebrew and Judaic studies programs for children in pre-K through Confirmation in an exciting educational and social environment.

We are also committed to providing engaging cultural opportunities for our children. In 2013, the TE Children’s Choir was created to enhance our students’ exposure to Jewish music. The choir is made up of students in grades 1-6 who sing folk and contemporary songs arranged by Anna Zonderman, the new Youth Programs Director at TE.

The TE Band was created in 2009 to celebrate Rabbi Farbman’s installation. Made up of members of the congregation from middle school to retirement age, the band, in various iterations, plays at selected Shabbat services and festivals. The band’s repertoire includes contemporary and traditional tunes arranged by Laurel Shader. In January 2012, the band made its community debut, headlining the first Debbie Friedman Memorial Concert at the JCC of Greater New Haven.

Temple Emanuel is a diverse, caring and intellectually vibrant community of approximately 150 households. As a small congregation, we have the opportunity to know one another and have meaningful input into how our synagogue operates. Our membership comes from many towns in Greater New Haven and the Naugatuck Valley.

In our first 50 years we’ve grown spiritually, communally, and personally, and intend to continue the spirit, warmth, diversity, and lively debates that are part of our ethos. 

Come experience what TE has to offer!

For more information about TE programs, go to www.templeemanuel-gnh.org or call 203-397-3000.




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