Salute to Israel at Central

October 31, 2012 by  
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Everything that was promised and more was delivered at The Central Synagogue’s “A Salute to Israel” concert. 

The IDF Choir relax after “A Salute to Israel” concert with (L-R back row) Member for Vaucluse, Gabrielle Upton MP, Tommy Winter, Rabbi Levi Wolff and (front)  Ephriam Wolff.

Over 1300 people packed the Bondi Synagogue on Tuesday evening and were taken on emotional journey combining laughter and tears in the narrative and a musical extravaganza delivered by leading Chazzanim Shai Abramson, Shimon Farkas, Dov Farkas, the IDF Choir and The Central Synagogue Choir.  The group was accompanied by the Sydney International Orchestra, led by and Dr Mordechai and Ofir Sobol.

Among the night’s VIPs were Member for Vaucluse, Gabrielle Upton MP, Mayor of Woollahra Andrew Petrie and Deputy Mayor of Woollahra Cr Katherine O’Regan.

The Central Synagogue’s President Dr Robert Rosen said, “Tonight was truly moving Salute to Israel.  We are delighted that so many people came to join us for this once in a lifetime experience and know that it is a night that will be lovingly remembered for a long time.”

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One Response to “Salute to Israel at Central”
  1. vag says:

    This was by far the best Concert yet presented at Central.The 4 Chazans, the IDF Choir, the Central Choirs and the musicians of the Orchestra were all excellent. The variety and balance of the program was just perfect, and the lighting, screens and top-grade sound system all combined to acheive a memorable night.

    The highlight was the recording of the late Chazan Andre Winkler singing L’Dor Vador, with historic photos on the giant screen, followed by the entire ensemble repaeting this hauntingly beautiful melody.
    Those lucky enough to be there all were privileged. Those who weren’t can’t appreciate really how fantastic the program was.
    Inspiring.

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