Some key events for this year (2017) can be found on this page. My weekly schedule of teaching, rehearsals etc can be found here.
|9 October 2017||Evening presentation for Staines CCJ 25th Anniversary - music, talk and reflection - a spiritual, meditative, musical, prayerful evening|
|15-17 July 2016
Annual Retreat of the London Ruach Chavurah.
Programme Planner for the Retreat
Co-leading Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat and Saturday morning Shacharit services.
Facilitating discussion of 1 hr video of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi teaching (2004) "There is a God, but He doesn't exist!"
Evening performance on piano, with David Roth (violin, ex-Allegri Quartet).
|9-11 June 2017
Men and boys weekend with the London Ruach Chavurah, for four boys coming up to their bar mitzvah.
|Co-leading Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat and Saturday morning Shacharit services.|
|9 June 2017
Performances of sacred vocal pieces at Liberal Judaism movement's Kabbalat Shabbat
|Performances of L'chah Dodi, Hashkiveinu, and Adonai S'fatai Tiftach (tune: Hashkiveinu)|
|20 May 2017||Service leader and cantorial music leader for Shacharit|
|10 May 2017
United for Peace - United Through Poetry - a service with readings interspersed with silent reflection and music
(By invitation only)
Presenting on the Jewish concept of Shalom, reading an adaptation of my midrash on the Sh'ma ('Listen and Love'), and and leading everyone in singing my new composition of Shalom Aleichem, Aleichem Shalom.
An initiative of The Oxford Foundation, delivered in partnership with the Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion at the University of Birmingham.
"The Oxford Foundation in partnership with The Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion at the University of Birmingham, is hosting the event United for Peace: Unity through Poetry. Beautiful poetry from across the faith, cultural, and non-faith traditions will be read, chanted and sung and speak across different cultures and faiths affirming the universal message of peace, love, wisdom, unity and harmony. There will also be silent reflection and music that will celebrate and affirm these shared values. Actors from the Royal Shakespeare Company will recite some of the poems. United for Peace is a national initiative by The Oxford Foundation that draws United Kingdom’s diverse communities together to affirm the values that unite us. The values of respect, love, peace, compassion and understanding as opposed to the narratives that extremists advocate of ugliness, division, hatred, and violence."
|22 April 2017||Service leader and cantorial music leader for Shacharit|
|25 February 2017||Cantorial soloist and music leader for Shacharit and bar mitzvah.|