Cantor Perry Fine of Temple Beth Shalom

Cantor Perry Fine of Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston will lead a captivating free two-part series, called “Women of Valor: Naomi Shemer and Debbie Friedman–Jewish Musical Visionaries of the Twentieth Century.” Cantor Fine’s classes will be held on Monday, Oct. 30, at noon, and Tuesday, Nov. 7, also at noon, at the Morris County Library, 30 E. Hanover Ave., Whippany. The series is free of charge and open to the public. 

According to Cantor Fine, “These two sessions will explore the music of these two Jewish musical artists—one for over 50 years, the poet laureate of the State of Israel; the other a founder of a musical revolution in synagogue music across America. We will place their music in historical context and understand the unique contributions of each one.”
Cantor Fine has been singing Jewish music ever since his days as a boy soprano soloist with Hazzan Hillel Lipsicas’s High Holiday choir in his hometown of Baltimore. A graduate of the University of Michigan and the Jewish Theological Seminary, his recordings include settings of the Yom Kippur Service for the Milken Archive Series of Jewish Music and music for the Friday Night Live Service.

Preregistration is required for the series. RSVP to melanie.levitan@gmail.com.