Mother’s Day was a special day at Temple Beth Sholom as we enjoyed the jazz singing of Rav-Hazzan Scott Sokol and his mother Carol Sokol, accompanied by Ed Broadwin, Ted Casher, Zac Casher, Jim Guttman and David Sparr. There were approximately 75 people in attendance enjoying a cafe style concert with refreshments while listening to the exceptional voices and music.
The program “Changing climes and changing times” was about shifting weather and evolving life periods. These songs were appropriate to the weather we had been experiencing the week before the concert. The majority of the songs were written by Jews, but not all. The only thing uniquely Jewish about Jazz’n Jews are the musicians. Songs included “Isn’t This a Lovely Day?,” “Rainy Days and Mondays,” “You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To,” and “September Song.” There were also two songs that were expressly Jewish, “Chorshat HaEkallptus” and “Sheyn Vi di Levoneh.” The theme of “Chorshat HaEkallptus” has to do with the passage of time and the tug between change and constancy.
During the concert, we also celebrated the 10th Anniversary of Rav-Hazzan Sokol with TBS. He has shared his love of music and Judaism with us teaching us not only new melodies, but also a sense of history and connections to the prayers. We were pleased to present Rav-Hazzan Sokol with a special gift honoring this auspicious occasion. We look forward to many more years with Rav-Hazzan Sokol on our bima.
We invite you to listen to this rendition of “You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To” from Carol and Rav-Hazzan Scott Sokol.
We look forward to another concert with these wonderful musicians and hope that you will all join us!