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Cantor Sheri Blum

Cantor Sheri E. Blum is one of the youngest students ever accepted into the Cantorial program at the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion - School of Sacred Music, New York City where she was invested as Cantor in 1982 after five years of study. While attending Cantorial School, she served for four years as Cantor of the Union Reform Temple in Freeport, Long Island. She was a voice student in New York City in the Studio of the late Judith Raskin, star of the Metropolitan Opera. In June of 1994, Cantor Blum concluded her 12th year of service at Temple Emanuel, Worcester, MA.

Highlights of her tenure included production and performances by major choirs and orchestras, the world premiere performance of Terezin Holocaust music with members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and performing the National Anthem at Fenway Park.

Cantor Blum became our Cantor in the summer of 1994. She heads a dynamic and all-encompassing music program including a 90-voice childrens choir and a 40-voice adult volunteer choir. In May 2007, she received an honorary doctorate of Music from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion for her twenty five years of outstanding service to the Reform Movement. Cantor Blum has one daughter, Rachel.





Beth Schafer led our students and choirs in a recording of her song "In This House" in celebration of our 150th anniversary. Here is a video of the recording session!

Please click on the "4-way" arrow at the bottom right of the image to enjoy in full-screen high definition!

In This House - Congregation B'nai Israel, Bridgeport, CT from
Esquire Video on Vimeo. Courtesy of Jay Matz

swdasdJr. Choir Presented…

Chai School Musical
In honor of B’nai Israel’s
150 Anniversary
last year

This show was a story about a set of twins – brother and sister – who are about to
celebrate their B’nai Mitzvah. The girl, Robin, doesn’t like Hebrew school and the boy, Rob, is a bit of a klutz.  There is also a rabbi who is having problems
planning the 150th anniversary of his congregation at Chai Shul.
There will be singing, dancing, some humor and fun for everyone!

See the show! Click on the image!


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