Expanding Our Jewish World Through Music

At the WUST Jewish Community Radio on May 17 to preview the Bima to Broadway to Beltway Concert

At the studios of WUST Jewish Community Radio on May 17 to preview the Bima to Broadway to Beltway Concert

As I sat in on the final rehearsal for the Bima To Broadway To Beltway concert listening to a rendition of “Gesher” by Judith Silver, I couldn’t help thinking how cool this concert was going to be.

Yes “cool” is absolutely the word for it.  Hazzanim Arianne Brown, Elisheva Dienstfry and Hinda Labovitz created this show for the DC Jewish Music Festival last spring and clearly spent a lot of time considering music that was parts modern, playful, soulful and funny as well.

We packed the chapel full on a Sunday afternoon and enjoyed music from the Yiddish theater and Broadway, liturgical and sephardic music, and a few original selections from the visiting Hazzanim.

The children’s choirs also took part, singing Hazzan Dienstfry’s Hineh Ma Tov, while the Gesher Chorale sang an Oseh Shalom arranged by Beth El teen Tate Goldberg, among other selections.

We look forward to bringing you many more concerts, that brighten your spirits,  introduce you to new people and new sounds, and expand your Jewish world.

Check out the video below to hear the Gesher Chorale performing during the concert.

Posted by Hazzan Asa Fradkin

Hazzan Asa Fradkin is the hazzan at Congregation Beth El in Bethesda, MD. He is a native of Baltimore.

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