Mar 7, 2005 — Yeshiva University’s Philip and Sarah Belz School of Jewish Music, an affiliate of the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary, will honor Marilyn and Jack Belz at its Jubilee Testimonial Dinner and Concert on Monday, March 28, at Lincoln Square Synagogue in Manhattan.
The dinner, beginning at 6 pm, marks the school’s 50th anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Belz, of Memphis, TN, will receive the Dor L’Dor Leadership Award for their ongoing support of the school, endowed in 1983 by Jack Belz’s parents, the late Philip and Sarah Belz.
At the dinner, Jubilee Awards recipients will be: Cantor Sherwood Goffin, who will receive the Inaugural Dr. Karl Adler Memorial Award for the Preservation and Enhancement of Jewish Music Education; Howard Gruenspecht, Distinguished Communal Leadership Award for Support of Liturgical Music; Cantor Joseph Malovany, Distinguished International Achievement Award for the Promotion and Study of Jewish Liturgical Music; and Cantor Macy Nulman, Distinguished Scholarship Award for the Fostering and Enhancement of Jewish Music, Prayer, and Liturgy.
A concert featuring the Belz School Choral Ensemble, directed by Cantor Eric Freeman, as well as Belz faculty members, Cantors Sherwood Goffin, Joseph Malovany and Moshe Tessone, will take place after dinner.
Rabbi Jonathan Rosenblatt, senior rabbi of the Riverdale Jewish Center, along with Joshua Annenberg, Rabbi Nasanayl Braun, Andrew and Jan Groveman, Rabbi Yaacov Kermaier, Rabbi Solomon Trau, and Drs. Bernard M. and Linda B. Wiener, are dinner chairmen. Rabbis Raphael Grossman and Sol Roth are honorary chairmen.
For reservations and information, please call Cantor Bernard Beer, Belz School director, at 212-960-5353.
The Philip and Sarah Belz School of Jewish Music, the foremost center in the United States for the preservation of Jewish music, is dedicated to preparing aspiring professional cantors, ba’alei tefillah, music educators, and synagogue laymen to serve Jewish communities worldwide.