Zamir Chorale of Boston Celebrates Israel at 65!
Under the direction of founder and Artistic Director Joshua Jacobson, the Zamir Chorale of Boston presented Touch the Dream: A Musical Tribute to Israel at 65, a pops-style musical tribute to the 65th anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel, on Thursday evening, June 6, at Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley. Over 400 people joined Zamir in celebrating the founding of the Jewish State and honoring Rav-Hazzan Scott Sokol, renowned rabbi, cantor, and pediatric neuropsychologist. Our title comes from Shalom Chanoch’s beautiful song, “Touch the Dream.”
You and I will reconnect:
A loving heart can’t go wrong.
Like rivers flowing to the sea
our lives stream forward.
You and I will keep seeking
until we arrive,
until we touch the dream.
One of the highlights of this concert was Sol Zim’s moving setting of Avinu Shebashamayim , the prayer for the welfare of the State of Israel. Cantor Zim composed this piece 25 years ago on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Israel’s independence, and it has become a favorite in synagogues around the world. This year for Israel’s 65th, Josh Jacobson created a new arrangement of Avinu for Zamir and Rav-Hazzan Scott Sokol.
A limited album of photographs can be purchased online. A great memory deserves a great photograph!
For questions, contact the photographer, Mickey Goldin. © Photos by Mickey Goldin.
Led by Founder and Artistic Director Joshua Jacobson, the Chorale comprises experienced volunteer singers who perform music spanning thousands of years, four continents, and a variety of styles, both classical and popular. Zamir’s repertoire includes Jewish liturgical pieces, major classical works, music of the Holocaust, newly commissioned compositions, and Israeli, Yiddish, and Ladino folksongs.Read More