Date(s) - 06/01/2022
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tonight’s class welcomes Cantor Richard Schwartz from Los Angeles. The title of his program will be: Great (Mostly Humorous) Songs Depicting the Jewish-American Experience.
“To conclude our commemoration of Jewish-American Heritage Month, Cantor Richard will present a delightful program featuring gems from his (and Youtube’s) musical library. Join him as we laugh, cry, and reflect about all we’ve through as Jews in the Goldene Medina, the “Golden Land.”
About Cantor Richard Schwartz
Cantor Richard Schwartz has served communities and individuals as a cantor, spiritual leader, educational director, choral conductor, concert producer, Jewish music and liturgy consultant, B’nai Mitzvah mentor, and Hebrew, music, and Judaic studies instructor. He received his Bachelor of Arts in vocal performance from the University of Massachusetts and prepared for a career in the cantorate in Los Angeles with cantors Samuel Kelemer, William Sharlin and Nathan Lam. He is commissioned by the Cantors Assembly, certified by Hebrew Union College’s School of Sacred Music, and is a fellow of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. Cantor Schwartz graduated American Jewish University with a Masters of Arts in Education and a Bachelor of Hebrew Letters in 2011 and is currently enrolled in Cal State University of Los Angeles’s three-summer Master of Choral Conducting program.
Whether one views it as a religion, heritage, culture, family, nation, people, spiritual path, or civilization, Judaism was- and is- a created phenomenon. Its laws, practices, stories, customs, and rituals were conceived in the human imagination and entered into the world through creative action. Cantor Schwartz will guide us towards experiencing Judaism as a creative enterprise, share practices for accessing the Imagination, and explore ways in which perceiving Judaism through a new lens might transform your life.
TAO’s Wisdom Class meets weekly on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm. Please join us.
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