Music, memory, and small miracles

Music, memory, and small miracles

Cantor Erica “Riki” Lippitz, cantor emerita of Oheb Shalom Congregation in South Orange, presents “Music, Memory, and Small Miracles — Using Music to Enliven Friends and Loved Ones with Dementia.” It’s for Kol Rina in South Orange on Zoom, on Sunday, January 29, at 7 p.m.

Using her research and experience, Cantor Lippitz will demonstrate how to use music as an effective tool, even through our cell phones. She will explain why and how music can awaken the spirit of those people who may otherwise appear unreachable or unresponsive.

Based on more than 30 years working with ailing elders, she will show how music can be transformative in stimulating memory and creating connection and joy.

Cantor Lippitz is a co-founder of the Kol Dodi Chorale of Greater MetroWest, and she directed Oheb Shalom’s adult and children’s choirs. As a member of the Beged Kefet folksinging group, she recorded three albums that raised thousands of dollars for charity.

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