An Afternoon of Music and Joy Coming to Westchester

An Afternoon of Music and Joy is being hosted by the Westchester Jewish Council and Kol Hazzanim-The Cantors of Westchester on November 20 at 4pm.   This live production will be held at Westchester Reform Temple in Scarsdale.   The concert will also be livestreamed.


An Afternoon of Music and Joy will feature 20 cantors, some with solos, others singing as part of an ensemble.  The eclectic program will include both Jewish and Secular music. This rare opportunity to hear Westchester cantors outside of their pivotal roles in synagogue life happens only every other year. They will each bring something unique and beautiful for the audience to connect to.   


The Westchester Cantors are some of the most talented in the country.  Join to hear music from Gaby Schvartz of Beth El Synagogue Center, Melanie Cooperman of Community Synagogue of Rye, Lilah Sugarman of Congregation B’nai Yisrael, Meredith Stone of Congregation Emanuel, Anna May of Greenburgh Hebrew Center, Fredda Mendelson of Larchmont Temple, Katie Oringel of Larchmont Temple, Margot Goldberg of Temple Beth Abraham, Robin Joseph of Temple Beth Shalom, Shoshi Levin Goldberg of Temple Israel Center of White Plains, Jack Mendelson of Temple Israel Center of White Plains, Rita Glassman of Temple Israel of New Rochelle, Lauren Phillips Fogelman of Temple Israel of Northern Westchester, Ethan Goldberg of Westchester Jewish Center, Mia Fram Davidson of Westchester Reform Temple, Amanda Kleinman of Westchester Reform Temple, Danielle Rodnizki of Westchester Reform Temple, Isaac Sonnet-Assor of Westchester Reform Temple, Sara Zemel and Ellen Dreskin.


“This event showcases the rich talent and breadth of our Westchester cantors. It is an event of truly beautiful music and is one way in which the Westchester Jewish Council connects and convenes members of our community, and collaborates with our member organizations – in this case Kol Hazzanim- to celebrate Jewish culture in Westchester”, said Elliot Forchheimer, Executive Director, Westchester Jewish Council.


An Afternoon of Music and Joy is open to the entire community. Cost is $20 per person until November 4 and $25 thereafter. Registration is available online at


The Westchester Jewish Council connects Westchester’s Jewish communities and strengthens relationships among Jewish organizations and other ethnic and faith-based groups, elected officials and the community at large.  For more information, visit, or call 914-328-7001.