North Shore Synagogue, 83 Muttontown Rd., invites one and all to attend a free evening of song and prayer in celebration of Selichot on Sept. 20., starting at 8:30 p.m. with a musical program by guest performer Noah Aronson, followed at 10 p.m. with Selichot services with clergy Rabbi Deborah K. Bravo, Rabbi Jaimee B. Shalhevet and Cantor Rich Pilatsky.
Light refreshments will be served after services. There is no charge to attend, and the event is open to the public. For information, call 516-921-2282.
Aronson is an energetic and soulful composer/performer whose unique musical style propels his music into communities across the country and in Israel. His latest project ‘Left Side of the Page’ sets to music some of the poetic selections from the Mishkan Tefilah Prayer Book. Aronson’s music is now sung in progressive communities worldwide and has been included as part of the cantorial curriculum at the Hebrew Union College Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music.
Selichot is the name of the prayers that are recited in preparation for Rosh Hashanah, the holiday that ushers in the Jewish New Year. Selichot prayers provide a time to focus attention on preparing for a new year with a new start, committing to life affirming and healing, part of an ancient tradition of beginning the New Year with a fresh start.
For more information, visit www.northshoresynagogue.org.