Three congregations & PJ Library host singer/songwriter Feb. 22-24

Beth Abraham Synagogue, Temple Beth Or, Temple Israel, and PJ Library will present Noah Aronson as their artist-in-residence over the weekend of Feb. 22-24 at all three congregations.

An adjunct faculty member of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music, the composer and performer is best known for his songs Am I Awake and Left Side of the Page, which comprises musical settings of poetic selections from the Reform movement’s Mishkan Tefilah Prayer Book.

Aronson conducted the Manhattan HaZamir Choir from 2008 to 2010 and received his degree in jazz composition and piano from Berklee College of Music. He frequently serves on the faculty of Jewish music retreats.

He’ll bring his music to a community Shabbat service at Temple Beth Or, 5275 Marshall Rd. in Washington Township, at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 22. The Dayton Jewish Chorale and Temple Beth Or Choir will also sing for the service.

At 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, Aronson will join Temple Israel’s Shabbat service followed by a lunch-and-learn session at noon, which is open to the community. The cost is $10 per person.

R.S.V.P. by Feb. 12 to Temple Israel at 496-0050. Temple Israel is located at 130 Riverside Dr. in Dayton.

And at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24, the congregations’ religious schools will meet for a special session with Aronson at Beth Abraham Synagogue, 305 Sugar Camp Circle in Oakwood.

The artist-in-residence program with Aronson is funded primarily through a Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton Innovation Grant.

To read the complete February 2019 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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