12 2022

A special Shabbat Morning Choral Service - Beth Shalom of Whittier

9:25AM - 12:00PM  

Beth Shalom 13205 Philadelphia St
Whittier, CA

Contact Lance Tapper


Beth Shalom of Whittier is excited to announce and host a special choral Saturday Morning Service that will take place on November 12, 2022 coinciding with Kristallnacht remembrances around the world.  This will be an important event for the entire Jewish community of the san Gabriel Valley as we have partnered with the Pestalozzistrasse Synagogue in Berlin for this special service of remembrance.  The clergy there--Rabbi Jonah Sievers, Kantor Isidoro Abramowicz, and their organist/choir directors Regina Yantian and Dr. Jakub Stefek and professional choir have all helped in making this a reality for us.  In fact, our Spiritual Leader, Hazzan Lance H Tapper, Hon. DMus. was in Berlin in early July to have a meeting with them in person to make sure the final aspects of this service were acquired.  This service will feature the liturgy and music of services that takes place in the Berlin Jewish community.

The service will be officiated by Hazzan Tapper together with our Beth Shalom Professional Singers and our organist/choirmaster for this service, Alan Kelly Crawley.  Most of the service will be in Hebrew and English, however, some of the liturgy will be recited or sung in German. 

This special service will take place in the sanctuary at our home at First Friends, 13205 Philadelphia St, Whittier, CA 90601 and will begin with a prelude at 9:25 am and the service proper beginning at 9:30 am. 

The entire community is invited to attend in person or online simultaneously at our Facebook page: Beth Shalom of Whittier.