I have just completed my first High Holy Days with TRT and it was certainly a journey filled with challenges and surprises for all of us. It’s been an honor and pleasure to get to know so many of you albeit in our Zoom rooms!
From the beginning of my tenure at TRT I’ve been working with the TRT Adult Choir members and TRT Band on some recordings we would utilize during these HH Days. It was a steep learning curve for all of us to record on different platforms, attend Zoom rehearsals and support one another from a distance. We rose to the challenge and were able to offer many beautiful musical offerings throughout the Holy Days.
I want to take this moment to thank everyone in those groups who volunteered and lended their voices, instruments and spirits to our endeavor (see list below!) I have to send a special shout-out to the wonderfully talented Suzanne Moore who worked tirelessly with me behind the scenes to provide a space for our videotaping and was involved in the process throughout.
Working with TRT leadership has been a pleasure as we navigated the territory of the online platform together. There were so many people who lent a hand and I want to thank all of you for your patience, expertise and willingness to donate your time and talents. Rabbi Disick has been a constant teacher and support as we wove the magic of the HH Days together and I want to acknowledge him for his humor, wit and wisdom.
This year is just beginning and we have a beautiful journey to continue. I look forward to seeing everyone at Simchat Torah with Nefesh Mountain as well as during the year for wonderful worship and learning programs we have planned. May we all go from strength to strength, stay safe, healthy and able to continue our holy work of bringing the TRT Community together in every way possible!
Cantor Lisa Levine
THANK YOU TO THE TRT CHOIR: THANK YOU TO THE TRT BAND:
SOPRANOS Ellie Golden, keyboard
Shelley Willner Suzanne Moore, piano
Sherri Hiller Geri Kaplan, violin
Suzanne Moore Sandra Wong, violin
ALTOS Charlie Pearlman, guitar
Anne Jacobson Kevin Werbel, drums
Sharon Aptaker Rich Grossman, clarinet
Geri Kaplan Bruce Cooper, Bass