Interview with Cantor Dan Singer
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue carries a century-long tradition of worship, thanks in no small part to our amazing clergy. In addition to Senior Rabbi Ammiel Hirsch and Associate Rabbi Diana Fersko, Cantor Daniel Singer and Student Cantor Jay O’Brien lead the whole Congregation in joyful song. Cantor Singer has been especially instrumental toward integrating “a singing community” in SWFS’ year-round programming. Read our interview with Dan to learn more about his ongoing work here, his commitment to both music and T’filah (prayer), and what he hopes to pass on to the next generation of Jewish community members.
SWFS ECC Looks to the Future with Time Capsule Project
This year, the Early Childhood Center at SWFS is engaged in the synagogue-wide Time Capsule initiative, which has been a challenging endeavor for several reasons. It is difficult for young children to imagine the passing of time: Seventy years from now, when the time capsule will be opened, it is a concept that will be hard for adults to fathom, too. Sharing what we want others to know about us as Jews is also a tricky idea for very young children. However, we were determined to make this a meaningful investigation for our children.READ MORE
Celebrate Israel Day and More with the SWFS Israel Committee
During the recent holidays of Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel Independence Day) and Yom HaZikaron (Israel Memorial Day), Stephen Wise Free Synagogue offered programs exploring the cultural and historical significance of Israel. Throughout April, May, and June, both SWFS and its Israel Committee will give even more opportunities to educate, inspire, and honor the sixty-seventh birthday of Medinat Yisrael (the Nation of Israel). Click the link below to find out how you can get involved, too.