Selichot Address

On Motzei Shabbat, 31st August 2013, the day before he concluded his period in office as Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, Rabbi Sacks delivered his final midnight pre-Selichot address.

Vintage: Leonard Cohen in Israel

Early tour in Israel ,1973… The audience sings “Hevenu Shalom Aleichem” as a jesture for legendary Leonard Cohen to come back to the stage… Cohen’s first performance in Israel was in the middle of  the 1973 Arab-Israeli war. While on tour he performed for Israeli troops in the Sinai Desert, …

Chief Rabbi Blackpool Feb 09

The Chief Rabbi, Sir Jonathan Sacks, addressed the Jewish Small Communities meeting in Blackpool on 8 February at the Blackpool Hebrew Congregation. His complete speech is available in 4 segments. Please click this link to view the complete speech [link]

Shoah Memorial Southport 09

This year’s memorial service was completed with a choir’s performance of a song written by an inmate of Treblinka. For a video of the choir’s performance alone click here

Video: Daily Mincha

We think you’ll enjoy this recital of the daily Mincha repetition by Cantor Avishai Shmuel Levin, who serves as a Chazzan for the Jewish community of Munich.

Esther Ofarim

Esther Ofarim sings Veotach in Hamburg 1998 Esther Ofarim has had a long and distinguished solo career after splitting from her husband Abi. She continues to perform primarily in Israel and Germany. In the English speaking countries she seems to have fallen somewhat out of sight. But thanks to Youtube …

Sarah Aroeste

Sarah Aroeste started attending music school at age 12. Sarah spent the next 10 years (including her 4 years at Yale University) training as a classical singer. During that time she won several competitions and sang in various international venues, most notably Tanglewood Music Festival and the Israel Vocal Arts …