Free concert in Great Neck to benefit non-profit Hatzilu

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Hatzilu Rescue Organization is sponsoring a concert on Nov. 11 featuring some of the most exciting talent in Jewish music today, while celebrating the community service that Hatzilu has provided for more than 40 years.

The non-profit volunteer organization was established in 1976.  Hatzilu serves the elderly and poor in Jewish communities and families throughout Nassau County, providing financial aid, food, social welfare assistance and emotional support.

“For more than four decades Hatzilu has been changing the lives of thousands by helping them to maintain their dignity through difficult times,” shares Alan Levine, the group’s president. “When Jewish families fall on hard times due to death, illness, unemployment, divorce or any other misfortunes that occur, Hatzilu is there to provide help.”

To celebrate the work of Hatzilu and to raise funds for the future, Cantor Raphael Frieder of Temple Israel of Great Neck will headline a musical celebration that will feature duets and solos with other outstanding cantors such as Cantor David Katz of Congregation Or Elohim in Jericho and Cantor Elizabeth Shammash of Temple Tiferet Bet Israel in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania.

Cantor Shammash, a protégé of Cantor Frieder, recently performed at Temple Israel for Yom Ha’atzmaut. Also performing will be the Shireinu Choir of Long Island, a co-ed choir whose repertoire explores our Jewish heritage through music and song.

The Hatzilu Rescue Organization Benefit Concert is free and open to the public.  It will be held at Temple Israel of Great Neck on Sunday, Nov. 11, beginning at 4:30 p.m.  For additional information, contact Joe Sklar at 516-287-6746 or email him at bjsklar@gmail.com or Dave Scherr at 516-487-1053 or email him at Dsactuary@aol.com.

Temple Israel of Great Neck is located at 108 Old Mill Road, Great Neck, New York.

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