From Cantor Barash – July 1, 2017 from Ha-Kol

July 1st, 2017 by

Thank you for a fabulous “Broadway & Beyond” concert! As I think back to the “15th Annual Salute to Song & Spirit” concert with Cantors Shira Lissek and Perry Fine, and accompanist William Hindin, I want to take this opportunity to thank all those who worked so hard to make this such a wonderful evening! My hat goes off to my talented colleagues for their high energy performance. It was such a treat to collaborate with both of them and Bill Hindin.

I am extremely grateful to our hard working music committee: to Andrew Appel, Debra Gorra Barash, Alla Franklin, Andy Franklin, Jean Lauterbach, Margaret Luck, Richard Masters, Jesse Rosen, Leila Silverberg, Michael Taibleson, Jenn Winterfield, and Margo Zimmermann for all their help with seating arrangements, writing personal notecards to all our congregants, proofing and stuffing invitations, printing tickets, organizing ushers, labeling seats, handing out will-call tickets, and assisting in many other details in putting this concert together.

Again, we remember Jacquie Wolf and her dedication in making this the amazing fundraiser that it is – we are particularly appreciative of all of our sponsors as we raised $35,000 for the congregation! A special thank you to our Producer level sponsor, Sue & Bud Selig; to our Director level sponsor, The Maurice S. Surlow Memorial Endowment Fund; and to our Composer level sponsors: Joyce & Jon Gudeman, Andrea & Rich Konz, The Marcus Family, Cindy & Max Rasansky, and The Richheimer Family.

Thank you to Toni Quartana, Tiffani Zahradnick, and Ardyth Majewski for their invaluable help in keeping track of all the sponsorships and ticket sales; to Betty Lieberman and Margie Stein for their assistance behind the scenes; to our maintenance staff, Brian Hueble, Bruce Williams and Will Thomas for their tireless efforts to put the building in order; and to Cheryl Otto and her crew for setting out a beautiful reception.

Thanks to our sound engineer, Scott Finch; and to our Temple Brotherhood and Women of Emanu-El for their unwavering support; also to those Brotherhood and Sisterhood members who volunteered as ushers. A special thanks to Barb Levin for taking pictures during the concert.

Thanks to Rabbi Berkson and Rabbi Schaller for their support of the concert; to Michael Levin, the Executive Committee, and the Board of Directors; as well as to all of you who attended for your steadfast support of this musical endeavor.

Hope to see you at the next Salute to Song & Spirit concert in the spring of 2018!

Cantor David Barash
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