Six13, a NYC-based a cappella group known for its energy with Jewish music, will perform at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael in Springfield on Sunday, November 20, at 5 p.m.
Six13 has a mission — it wants to connect Jews around the world with their heritage — and is best known for its Passover and Chanukah parodies, which have been viewed over 20 million times online. The group has been featured on “The Today Show” and in Time magazine and have performed around the world. Eight award-winning albums have been adapted by choirs worldwide.
This concert is dedicated to the memory of Miriam and Nahum Gershwin, founding members of Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael. By telling their story of devotion, resilience, perseverance, and love for Jewish learning, the synagogue hopes to connect the past to the future and inspire present and future generations.
Miriam and Nahum Gershwin met and married in the Kovno ghetto. Transported to the Stutthof and Dachau concentration camps, and imprisoned there, they both miraculously survived the Holocaust and ultimately were reunited in Munich. With the help of Miriam’s uncle, who lived in Springfield, they immigrated to the U.S. in 1949, with their son, Miriam’s father. They settled in Springfield and later had a daughter. Their family grew to include a daughter-in-law, a son-in-law, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Miriam and Nahum were instrumental in TBAY’s early success. Miriam was one of its original religious school teachers and helped the shul’s sisterhood. Nahum was a lay leader, gabbai, and board member.
Sponsorships are available at $180 per adult, which includes reserved seating, a photo with the entertainers, and a cocktail reception at 4. For more information, go to tbaynj.org or call (973) 376-0539, ext. 11.