The Village Temple presents
A JAZZ SHABBAT
March 7, 2014
February 10, 2014, New York NY – Weaving the traditional Shabbat liturgy into the heart-felt ballads of the American Songbook and soul stirring music of Quintet Hot Club de France, the Village Temple in the heart of Greenwich Village will present a unique jazz Shabbat experience on March 7. Familiar jazz favorites and new themes will be drawn from the works of Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Kurt Weill, Ira Gershwin and Django Reinhardt, who founded Quintet Hot Club de France in Paris in 1934.
The evening begins at 6:45 pm with an Erev Shabbat worship service led by Rabbi Chava Koster, joined by Musical Director Anita Hollander and musicians Haim Cotton, Diego Campo and Omar Little. A festive dessert buffet Oneg will follow the services.
This is the sixth year of a series of SynaplexTM Shabbat experiences at The Village Temple, presenting programs of interest to those who live in lower Manhattan that explore a wide range of topics from the Jews of the diaspora to contemporary music.
The Friday night worship service and dessert buffet are open to adults and children of all ages. An RSVP and donation of $10 per person, payable through the Village Temple website (www.villagetemple.org), are requested. Tickets at the door are $15. Children ages 3-12 may attend a Shabbat Yeladim children’s program while adults attend Synaplex.
“Music plays a huge role in our experience of Shabbat,” said Julie Salamon, Co-president of The Village Temple. “We’re delighted that these fantastic musicians will join Rabbi Koster to give a jazz spin to our traditional melodies,”
For more information, please call 212-674-2340 or visit www.villagetemple.org.
About The Village Temple
The Village Temple, led by Rabbi Chava Koster, with Cantorial Soloist Gerard Edery and Music Director Anita Hollander, has served the Reform Jewish community in Greenwich Village and Lower Manhattan for 65 years. The Village Temple is a place for kesher – connection. It is a progressive synagogue for Reform Jews who are seeking to find connections to Torah and the search for spiritual fulfillment; establish relationships with other members of our congregation; discover links between past and present and one generation to the next; build bridges with the downtown Reform community, Israel and the world; and find the balance between our daily lives and the turn off your cellphone respite of Shabbat. The Village Temple is committed to social justice, supporting many community outreach activities. It has operated a Soup Kitchen for more than 20 years that continues to serve hot meals to over 100 people each week. The Temple sponsors a vibrant religious school for students in grades Pre-K through high school, exciting adult education programs, and many enjoyable social events. For further information on this event or other Village Temple programs, please contact Sandy Wilson, 212-674-2340, or visit the Village Temple website, www.villagetemple.org.