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Sountrack of Our Spirit

Angela Buchdahl

It is great to hear the variety and range of Jewish music—its many sounds, texts, and languages. Music is a reflection of the soul of a community, and this project reminded me that our Jewish community is diverse and thriving. — Angela Buchdahl

Rabbi/Cantor Angela Warnick Buchdahl began her Jewish professional life as a songleader at URJ Camp Swig. From the foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains to the bima at Central Synagogue, Jewish music has provided the soundtrack for her Jewish life and a language for connecting with Jews around the world. She was the first woman to be ordained as both a Rabbi and a Cantor, and the first ordained Asian American Rabbi or Cantor. Rabbi/Cantor Buchdahl currently serves as the Senior Rabbi of Central Synagogue in New York, where she previously served as Senior Cantor. She lives in New York City with her husband, Jacob Buchdahl and three children.





    Hybrid: Online and at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan

    Oct 2, 2022

    6:30 pm ET · 

    A Sukkah, IMKHA, created by artist Tobi Kahn, for the Marlene Meyerson JCC of Manhattan is an installation consisting of 13 interrelated sculpted painted wooden panels, constituting a single work of art. Join for a panel discussion with Rabbi Joanna Samuels, Chief Executive Director of the Marlene Meyerson JCC of Manhattan, Talya Zax, Innovation Editor of the Forward, and Tobi Kahn, Artist. Moderated by Mattie Kahn.

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