Adath Israel is a vibrant and welcoming egalitarian, Conservative congregation where Jews by birth or choice, interfaith families, traditional and non-traditional families celebrate our Jewish faith and heritage. We strive to meet the diverse spiritual, religious, educational and social needs of our members and to further the causes of the Jewish people in our community, the surrounding communities and the state of Israel.
As soon as the Jews settled in the Holy Land, they began to count and observe seven-year cycles. Every cycle would culminate in a Sabbatical year, known as ShemittahI, literally: “to release.” This is Rabbi Haaz’s seventh year and he will begin his sabbatical on December 1.
The Board here at Adath Israel has secured the services of Isaac Yager a graduating senior at the Jewish Theological Seminary H.L. Miller Cantorial School and William Davidson School for Jewish Education. During his year of study in Israel, Isaac had the privilege to sing in the Jerusalem Great Synagogue choir and study hazzanut with Raymond Goldstein and Hazzan Naftali Herstik. Born in NYC, Isaac has also sung professionally with the Boston Lyric Opera chorus and was a young artist in the Castleton Festival, the late Maestro Lorin Maazel’s summer music festival, where he studied voice with artists including Neil Shicoff and Denyce Graves. As a High Holiday hazzan, Isaac has served communities on Long Island and upstate New York. Last year, Isaac served as the cantorial intern at NYC’s Ansche Chesed synagogue as well as the Jewish educational intern at Park Avenue Synagogue Congregational School where he has also taught for the past four years. Isaac holds a BA in theater from Bard College and a Masters in Music in vocal performance from Boston University.
Isaac will be with us 2-3 weekends a month from December through the middle of May when Rabbi Haaz returns We are so pleased to have Iaasc here with us and sincerely welcome him into our Adath Israel Family.
June 4, 2017: 9:30 a.m.