Jewish music in America on Zoom

Jewish music in America on Zoom

Cantor Perry Fine, of Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston, begins “Jewish Music in America,” with “In the Movies,” on Thursday, Nov. 16; as part of a three-part series. All three programs are at 1 p.m., via Zoom, as part of the NCJW, West Morris section’s “Our Jewish World” series. Sessions continue December 7 and 14.

Session one features music from Al Jolson’s “The Jazz Singer,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” and “Schindler’s List,” and the music’s historical significance to the American Jewish experience. During the second session, Cantor Fine will look at the role of Yiddish music in Jewish American theater and popular song. Session three will delve into the iconic style of klezmer.

Cantor Fine’s recordings include settings of the Yom Kippur service for the Milken Archive Series of Jewish Music and music for the Friday Night Live service. He is a co-founder and conductor of Voices in Harmony, an interfaith Essex County choral ensemble, and has served on the cantorial faculty of the Jewish Theological Seminary.

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