Musicians from Jerusalem will perform at Congregation Beth Israel in West Hartford.
Musicians from Jerusalem’s Nava Tehila congregation will perform a free concert on Sunday, May 7, at 12:30 p.m. at Congregation Beth Israel, West Hartford’s Reform synagogue.
Nava Tehila (Hebrew for “beautiful praise”) is an innovative Israeli prayer community specializing in new music for Jewish worship. Musicians of Navah Tehila are regular guests at Jerusalem’s popular Shabbat services at Tachanat HaRishonah (the First Station). Although their songs include words in Hebrew for a mostly-Israeli audience, the frequent use of niggunim (wordless melodies) makes this music accessible to all.
The concert will begin with performances by Congregation Beth Israel’s adult and youth choirs. A lunch of Israeli food will precede the concert at 11:30 a.m. Advance registration is required for lunch and available online at www.cbict.org/events.
The concert is part of the Jewish Federation of Hartford’s Greater Hartford Community Israel Festival from April 28-May 7. The Festival is centered around Yom Ha’atzmaut, Israel’s independence day, and includes several signature events. For more information on the Festival, please visit www.jewishhartford.org.
Congregation Beth Israel is a Reform Jewish synagogue of about 800 families, tracing its history to 1843, when Jews were first given the legal right to establish a synagogue in the state of Connecticut. Today, Congregation Beth Israel is a welcoming community where people of all ages and backgrounds can deepen their spirituality and engagement in the world through prayer, celebration, learning, and efforts to repair the world.
Congregation Beth Israel is located at 701 Farmington Ave. For more information about Congregation Beth Israel, please visit www.cbict.org.