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Wyner Lecture Weekend: Learning and Havdalah with Cantor Jonathan Comisar – To Bigotry No Sanction


February 05, 2022


7:00pm - 8:30pm EDT


All invited to join us for an evening of listening, learning, and discussion as we screen the documentary based on Wyner Lecturer Cantor Jonathan Comisar’s original cantata “To Bigotry No Sanction,” based on George Washington’s letter to the Jews of Newport, Rhode Island.

This event is mixed presence. You can join onsite at Temple Israel or click here to join online with Zoom. All are welcome.

We will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a text study and screening of Cantor Comisar’s original contata, followed by Havdalah and a Q&A. Contact Brigid Goggin at bgoggin@tisrael.org with questions.

Cantor Jonathan Comisar holds a masters in Sacred Music from the Hebrew Union College School of Sacred Music, and served the Community Synagogue in Rye, New York with distinction from 2000-08. Cantor Comisar is a highly esteemed and sought after composer of Jewish music, orchestra, and musical theater. Cantor Comisar’s essay “Experiencing God While Composing Music: Listening for the Still, Small Voice” was recently featured in the book “Because My Soul Longs for You: Integrating Theology into our Lives,” co-edited by Rabbi Elaine Zecher. Learn more at www.jonathancomisar.net.

With gratitude, this weekend is made possible by the generosity of the Wyner family, who established the Wyner Lecture series in 1985 to honor the life and legacy of Rudolph H. and Sara G. Wyner, and to celebrate their parents’ love of Jewish art, music, and folkways.  Attend the full weekend of programs and join us on Friday and Sunday as well!

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