SWFS Invites Diverse Communities to Come “Together in Spirit"
On Sunday, November 22, over 350 people of Jewish, Muslim, and Christian faiths gathered at Stephen Wise Free Synagogue for “Together In Spirit: An Interfaith Thanksgiving Concert,” as well-known Cantors from New York’s Jewish community took the stage with renowned opera performers from Opera Ebony, an African-American opera company in Manhattan. Through Gospel, Yiddish, and Islamic song, these artists and clergy shared our gratitude at living together in peace during the program. We extend our immense thanks to Imam Muhammed Hatim (left) and Imam Ibrahim Malek (right, pictured with Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch) and the Muslim community of New York for collaborating with us on this unique event, as well as its participating singers: Cantor Irena Altshul and Cantor Robert Abelson from Temple Israel, Cantor Rebecca Garfein from Congregation Rodeph Sholom, Cantor Mo Glazman from Central Synagogue, Cantor Todd Kipnis from Temple Shaaray Tefila, Cantor Shira Lissek from Park Avenue Synagogue, and Cantor Dan Singer from Stephen Wise Free Synagogue; and featured artists from Opera Ebony, Helena Brown, mezzo-soprano, Martina Bruno, mezzo-soprano, Keaun Guy, tenor, Karen Parks, soprano, Gregory Sheppard, bass, and Christopher Yoon, tenor.
We hope that this performance and its powerful message of Peace on Earth will resonate throughout this holiday season.
Learn What SWFS Students Love about their Religious School
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue Religious School teaches all aspects of Jewish life. But don't take our word for it. Check out this video, where students tell us all about their favorite parts of Religious School. Another great year is already underway, and we always look forward to welcoming more families into our Religious School community. Click the link below to learn more about our programs!LEARN MORE
Ambassador Dennis Ross to Speak at SWFS about His New Book, Doomed to Succeed: The U.S.-Israel Relationship from Truman to Obama
Please join us for an evening with distinguished speaker Ambassador Dennis Ross focusing on U.S. policy towards Israel. In his book, Amb. Ross takes us through every administration from Truman to Obama, and he argues that attempts by the U.S. to distance itself from Israel are misguided. The talk will also feature a Q&A and book signing – click the link below to purchase tickets. Children 18 and under may attend with parents without charge.