By Ruth Colin
Technology came up trumps over the last few years – enabling us to grow as a movement and bring our synagogues and rabbis into congregants’ homes and then, thankfully, back through our doors again.
However it never did solve the communal singing aspect.
As hard as we tried, smoothly passing the baton of mute/unmute buttons over Zoom calls did not achieve anything comparable to the sense of community, joy and wellbeing that singing together as a congregation brings.
It was therefore so wonderful that at the LJ120 closing event in February we could form a scratch choir to sing legacy and current music from across Liberal Judaism. It gave us new drive to create further events.
Next year we hope to hold a full music conference, but to get us started Mosaic Liberal Synagogue are hosting an afternoon of singing on Sunday 11 June.
We will be singing in parts, sharing favourite songs and introducing new ones. Open to everyone, it will be a joyous afternoon of singing with Rabbis Rachel Benjamin, Anna Wolfson, Gershon Silins and Igor Zinkov joined by myself, Joseph Finlay and more to be announced soon.
Tickets are by donation (£5 suggested, but please pay what you can) and include a bagel lunch and refreshments. To book, please visit www.tinyurl.com/singalongwithlj.
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