15th Annual Salute To Song & Spirit

15th Annual Salute To Song & Spirit
Broadway & Beyond
Featuring Cantors David Barash, Shira Lissek, and Perry Fine
Sunday, June 4, 5:00 pm

Mark your calendar and buy your tickets online now – for the musical highlight of the year. Our own Cantor Barash will be performing Broadway show tunes with Cantors Shira Lissek and Perry Fine!  Bill Hindin will be our accompanist for the concert.  The performance will be Sunday, June 4 at 5:00 pm in our sanctuary, and will include many Broadway selections as well as other special treats.

Tickets, $54 reserved seating, $36 adult general admission, and $18 student general admission, can be ordered online now or  by contacting the synagogue office.  We anticipate another sell-out venue this year, so do not hesitate.  

This is our congregation’s largest fundraiser of the year.  Please consider joining those who are supporters, and become an individual or corporate sponsor for this extraordinary concert.  You will enjoy preferred seating and be supporting the congregation at the same time. Sign up online to be a sponsor now. Help us make this CEEBJ’s most successful event this year! We look forward to seeing you at this very special evening.

Sponsor Categories:

  • EXECUTIVE PRODUCER  $10,000  receive 12 premium seats, recognition during the event, and in Ha-Kol.
  • PRODUCER  $5,000  receive 10 premium seats,  recognition during the event, and in Ha-Kol.
  • DIRECTOR  $2,500  receive 8 premium seats, recognition during the event, and in Ha-Kol.
  • COMPOSER  $1,000  receive 6 preferred seats.
  • MAESTRO  $500  receive 4 preferred seats.
  • STAR  $250  receive 2 preferred seats.

If you have questions, please call the office at (414) 228-7545.  All proceeds will benefit Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun.

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Cantor David Barash has served at Congregation Emanu-El B’ne Jeshurun in Milwaukee, Wisconsin since 2001, and he is celebrating his 25th year in the Cantorate.  David loves engaging congregants through Jewish music: working with adult and children’s choirs; conducting our congregational band; directing our annual Purim spiels; leading participatory Shabbat, Festival, and High Holy Day services; and teaching all kinds of subjects. He has been instrumental in organizing our annual Salute to Song & Spirit concerts, which have raised close to $500,000 for the congregation since 2001.

David has created a Torahpalooza CD, sponsored by our Temple Brotherhood, and is in the process of producing another CD for the congregation.

Cantor Shira Lissek is the Cantor of Park Avenue Synagogue, the largest Conservative community in NYC and the flagship of Jewish liturgical music in North America. Shira released her debut album, P’tach Libi, Open my heart in December 2015. She released Bluegrass Shabbat with Matt Check and Mosaica with the Heritage Ensemble in 2014. She released L’dor Vador in 2016 with Cantor Azi Schwartz with whom she has collaborated since 2013. She will release Min Hameitzar, Out of the Depths in Spring 2017 containing liturgical music commissioned in the past year. Cantor Lissek earned a master in music (M.Mus) from the Manhattan School of Music in New York City, where she majored in voice on a merit scholarship, and a bachelor of music (B. Mus) from Indiana University School of Music in vocal performance.

Cantor Lissek is a religious leader in the broader community. For the FDNY 9-11 Commemorations at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in 2011 and 2016 with Cardinal’s Eagan and Dolan, she sang a memorial prayer. She sang the National Anthem for the WNBA at Madison Square Garden, and for the Staten Island Yankees Jewish Heritage night. Shira officiated in the interfaith service of Healing and Reconciliation in memory of Eric Garner with Cardinal Dolan, Al Sharpton and Mayor Bill de Blasio as well as Together in Spirit at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue with Opera Ebony. She presented A Shabbat Gathering of Love and Light the night before the Women’s March on New York with Neshama Carlebach, Basya Schechter, and Beth Styles. Shira recently served as the Hazzan for the AIPAC Policy Conference Shabbaton in Washington D. C.

Cantor Perry Fine is now enjoying his fifth year at Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston, New Jersey and his twenty-fifth year in the Cantorate.  Cantor Fine has been singing Jewish music ever since his days as a boy soprano soloist with Hazzan Hillel Lipsicas’ High Holiday choir in his hometown of Baltimore.  A graduate of the University of Michigan and the Jewish Theological Seminary, he has given numerous concerts and lectures on Jewish music.  His recordings include settings of the Yom Kippur Service for the Milken Archive Series of Jewish Music and his innovative Friday Night Live Service. 

Cantor Fine is one of the co-founders of Voices in Harmony, an interfaith choral ensemble in northern New Jersey, now in its eighteenth year.  Cantor Fine was awarded the Conservative Movement’s Nathan H.Winter Award for Professional Excellence.  For the past nineteen years, Cantor Fine has served on the faculty of the Jewish Theological Seminary teaching Biblical Cantillation and Nusach in both the Cantorial and Rabbinical schools.