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Saturday, September 24, 2016           Entering the Season: Selichot 5777

Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation

7727 Persimmon Tree Lane

Bethesda, MD 20817


Refreshments at 8:30 PM

Program and Service at 9PM

$3600      10 preferred tickets

$2000        8 preferred tickets

$1000        6 preferred tickets

$500          4 preferred tickets

$250          2 preferred tickets

    Join Zemer Chai in this wonderful communal preparation for the coming of the New Year. Enjoy some refreshments as     the community gathers. Listen to a short concert of music for the season. Join in a joyful Havdalah followed by the reflective words and melodies of Selichot, the Saturday night service which precedes Rosh HaShanah.


Hosted by:

Adat Shalom Reconstructionist  Congregation, Temple Beth Ami,

Congregation B'nai Tzedek and Congregation Har Shalom


and featuring the Cantors and Cantorial soloists of these congregations:

Larry Eschler, Joshana Erenberg, Rachel Hersh, Marshall Kapell, and Henrique Ozur Bass

Free and open to all!

Shalom Aleichem - Zemer Chai
00:00 / 00:00
Durme - Zemer Chai
00:00 / 00:00
Y'susum - Zemer Chai
00:00 / 00:00
Par'o Era Estrellero - Zemer Chai
00:00 / 00:00
Drei Dreidele - Zemer Chai
00:00 / 00:00
Chevlei Mashiach - Zemer Chai
00:00 / 00:00

Wednesday, December 14 

at 7:30 pm


The Mansion at Strathmore

10701 Rockville Pike

North Bethesda, MD 20852





We're looking for experienced choral singers!

We're looking for experienced choral singers!

We're looking for experienced choral singers!

 Songs of light and inspiration for the season.

Thank you for supporting our annual concert.  

It was an event we will never forget!

We are proud to announce that Eleanor Epstein received the 2017 Hallel V'Zimrah Award at the 28th Annual North American Jewish Choral Festival.  The award recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to the world of Jewish choral music.  Previous recipients include Theodore Bikel, Gil Adema, Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Elie Wiesel.  For the past 41 years, Eleanor has made her mark as the conductor of Zemer Chai. She has dedicated her life to preserving and promoting high quality Jewish choral music.  We are exceedingly proud to recognize her vision and leadership.  The Festival was held July 16-20 at the Hudson Valley Resort in New York and the award was bestowed at a celebratory presentation on the evening of July 19th.  Members of Zemer Chai sang in her honor and many of her choral arrangements were performed.  Mazal Tov, Eleanor!

Sunday, December 17 at 4:30 pm

Zemer Chai


Symphony of the Potomac



Cantor Josh C. Perlman

Cantor Ilana Wolpert

       ​Excerpts from Handel's "Judas Maccabaeus"

        Hanukkah songs from around the world

        Candle lighting, sufganiyot and more!

B'nai Israel Congregation

6301 Montrose Rd.

Rockville, MD 20852


Admission: $10 (children under 13 free)


We're looking for experienced choral singers!

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Zemer Chai is proud of our Artistic Director, Eleanor Epstein,

for receiving the

2018 Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in the Arts

from the Montgomery County Executive

"When Eleanor founded Zemer Chai in 1976, she set out to make music that not only lifts hearts and voices, but enhances the world by unifying individuals through singing together, by sharing musical cultures that break down barriers, by creating new music to be sung and played throughout the world, and by infusing her audiences with her joy of music.

Eleanor lives her belief that, “Singing is an immediate way to build bridges between people.”

- Nomination for the Lifetime Achievement Award

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