A message from the Rabbi, December 2017
I am very excited to let you know that Grammy nominated performer and Kid Pan Alley founder Paul Reisler will be working with our congregation on a special Chanukah project. His specialty is working with kids and adults to create beautiful songs.
Paul's work was just featured on Netflix, NPR and SiriusXM. The Washington Post called Paul's band Trapezoid “the finest folk group in America.”
Paul's albums have featured musicians from popular bands like the Dixie Chicks, Lyle Lovett, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Cracker, and Paul Simon among other musical luminaries.
The late great conductor Lorin Maazel of the New York Philharmonic was a proud supporter of Paul's work.
To date, he has written thousands of songs with over 50,000 children and adults across the country.
The songs have been recorded by artists including Amy Grant, Sissy Spacek, Delbert McClinton, Cracker, Kix Brooks, Nashville Chamber Orchestra, Corey Harris, and many others.
Paul and a fellow artist, in partnership with Temple Sinai, will be creating new music. The songs will debut during our Chanukah dinner on December 15th at 6:30 p.m.
I cannot wait to share this special occasion with you all and your friends! Please RSVP to Mary Beth by December 5th.
Wishing you all a Happy Festival of Lights,
Rabbi Severine Sokol