Berman Night of Learning – Cantata Ebraica

February 6, 2020, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congregation Shaarey Zedek
27375 Bell Road
Southfield, MI 48034

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We begin our Cantor-in-Residence weekend with Award-winning Ethnomusicologist Hazzan Dr. Ramon Tasat teaching Cantata Ebraica: The Music of the Italian Jews through the Centuries.

Throughout the centuries, and especially after the expulsion of the Jews from the Iberian Peninsula, the Italian city-states received Jews from all over the map. So welcoming was this land that Jews renamed it I-Tal-Yah (Heb., Island of God’s Dew).

Jews have lived in Italy since the year 160 B.C.E., when a delegation that was sent from Jerusalem by Judah Maccabee arrived in Rome. From the 16th century to the present, the impact of Italian art and music has been overwhelming. The land of opera and bel canto could not but have a solid imprint onto the Hebrew liturgy.

Hazzan Dr. Ramón Tasat is the Cantor of Shirat HaNefesh (Song of the Soul), an emerging Jewish congregation in southern Montgomery County, MD. He is also the president of Shalshelet: The Foundation for New Jewish Liturgical Music.

Berman Night of Learning’s Jewish learning experiences are open to the community at no charge. Park and enter through the doors for the Berman Center for Jewish Education at CSZ. Come early for sips, sweets and schmoozing before the learning begins!

For information, contact the Synagogue Office at 248.357.5544.

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