Temple Beth Israel in Waltham presents Return to Upper Remety: The Forth Annual Shabes Tish with Hankus Netsky, in memory of Morris Hollender (z”l)
On Friday evening, February 15, 2019, Temple Beth Israel in Waltham will host a Shabbat evening service and dinner featuring Hankus Netsky leading Nigunim (melodies) and zmiros (Sabbath songs) from the Hollender family. The evening honors the memory of Morris Hollender, a Holocaust survivor from Upper Remety, a small farming village in the Carpato-Ruthenia region of Czechoslovakia. Mr. Hollender served as the principal Baal-Tfile (lay religious leader) and Baal-Koreh (Torah reader) at Temple Beth Israel for over forty years. A “tish” is a gathering or meal at a “table” featuring communal singing and stories. Hankus Netsky is co-chair of Contemporary Improvisation at New England Conservatory, founder and director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band, and musical director for Itzhak Perlman’s Jewish music projects, including “Eternal Echoes” and “In the Fiddler’s House.” He was the recipient of a 2013 “Forward Fifty” award for his role in spearheading the resurgence of Eastern European Jewish music.
Services begin at 6:30 and dinner will follow around 7:30. To register for dinner use the following link: http://tbiwaltham.org/shabbat-dinner-sign-up-form/ or contact the Temple office at 781 894 5146. Temple Beth Israel is located at 25 Harvard Street, Waltham, just opposite Hannaford Supermarket. Parking is available. The synagogue is also accessible via commuter rail from North Station, the #70 Bus from Central Sq, Cambridge and Watertown Square the #553 Bus from Newton and for Brandeis students via the Brandeis shuttle from campus to Hannaford’s parking lot.