Congregation Beth Sholom will present its annual concert in memory of Cantor Moshe Ehrlich, z’l. This year’s concert will feature Cantor Yitzchak Meir Helfgot (Park East Synagogue), regarded as one of the world’s greatest cantors, and Cantor Aaron Bensoussan, a most talented exponent of the Sephardic musical tradition, and others. A special performance by Simcha Leiner, a popular vocalist, will likewise be featured.

Also appearing will be Beth Sholom’s own Cantor Joel Kaplan and the Jesse Aronson Beth Sholom Choir. Conducting the Beth Sholom choir will be Cantor Eric Freeman, and accompanying the cantors and choir will be the renowned accompanist Cantor Daniel Gildar.

The concert is scheduled for Tuesday evening, June 4, at 7:45, and will be followed by a gala dessert collation. Congregation Beth Sholom is located at 390 Broadway (corner Washington Avenue) in Lawrence.

Concert chair Alan Bankhalter commented, “We are very excited about this year’s concert. The magnificent voice of Cantor Helfgot, the dimension added by Cantor Bensoussan, the popular Simcha Leiner, our own Joel Kaplan and Jesse Aaronson Beth Sholom Choir, as well as musical instruments never before seen at our concert are sure to make this concert a real crowd pleaser. So my advice is to purchase your tickets as soon as you can for what promises to be a magnificent evening once again.”

Performance and collation sponsors are Ben and Lynda Brafman in memory of his parents, Solomon and Rose Brafman, z’l, and Dr. Sherry and Joel Wiener, in memory of her father, Colman Steuer, z’l. Concert sponsorships are available.

The concert chair is Alan Bankhalter, with Bernard Fuchs serving as co-chair. Rabbi Kenneth Hain is the spiritual leader of the synagogue.

Ticket prices range from $36 through $250, and can be purchased by calling the shul office, at 516-569-3600, ext, 21, online at, at Judaica Plus, located at 530 Central Avenue in Cedarhurst, or at Ki-Tov Hebrew Book Store, 1847 Mott Avenue in Far Rockaway. v


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