From the Cantor,  Murray Simon
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The Mountains and the Hills Shall Resound with Singing…

                                                     (Isaiah 55:12)


Dear Friends,                                                

As the Prophet Isaiah declares and Oscar Hammerstein II reinforces, “The hills are alive with the sound of music”!  This image is so apt because  NEFESH (Soul) MOUNTAIN will be the featured musical group for Bat Yam's annual concert on Sunday, March 7,2021, at 4pm. 

Living in Florida, we are bereft of hills and mountains, Cantor Murray Simon but in our Jewish literature there are many references to mountains as being uplifting places of inspiration.


NEFESH MOUNTAIN has been recognized nationally as having a unique approach to Jewish soul music. Nefesh Mountain is the place where American Bluegrass and Old-time music meet with Jewish Heritage and tradition. Band leaders, genre-pioneers, and husband and wife Doni Zasloff and Eric Lindberg are the heart of this eclectic offering, and they share their love for American music, their own cultural heritage, and each other with audiences throughout the world.  


As in past concerts, Pastor John Danner, Senior Pastor of SCUCC, and I, your friendly Cantor, will be joining the music making as well. HINT: I will be singing selections dealing with hills and mountains. Can you guess what they are?


I urge you not to miss this very special Bat Yam musical happening on Sunday, March 7, 2021, at 4 pm.  I promise you that it will be a “peak” experience.           


                                                                                                   Melodically yours,