Two-choir concert at Downey temple

DOWNEY – Two professional choirs will perform several rarely-heard liturgical masterpieces at a concert this Saturday, Sept. 20, at Temple Ner Tamid of Downey. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and is titled “Selichot,” which loosely translated means “Please forgive.”

The event is jointly sponsored by Temple Beth Shalom of Whittier and features two professional choirs accompanied by organ and keyboard artists Mark Peterson and Michael Hughes.

As a service, Selichot is most often performed prior to Rosh Hashanah the beginning of the Jewish High Holidays, which is Sept. 24 this year.

Downey’s Rabbi Dany Mehlman and Cantor Kenneth Jaffee will be joined by Whittier’s Rabbi/cantor Osnat Margalith and Hazzan Lance Tapper in the service.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call (562) 861-9276.



Published: Sept. 18, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 23