April 28,2013

Broadcast Date: 
Apr 28 2013

Today's Beyond the Pale, hosted by Jenny Romain with Marissa Brostoff, is a rebroadcast of a December 19, 2010 exploration of the rich tradition of the Cantor ranging from the golden age of the first half of the 20th century to the challenges of today. Listeners will hear from two Cantorial greats of the golden age:  Pierre Pinchik (1900-1971) singing Rozo d'Shabbos and Leibele Waldman (1907-1969) singing Shehecheyanuand from two of our guests: Jonathan Gordon (singing a niggun and the Sabboth prayer, V'Shomru) and Judith Berkson (singing Ahavas Oylam from Oylam).

Guests include: Benjamin Matis, Cantor at the Shelter Rock Jewish Center in Roslyn NY.

Jonathan Gordon, Cantor at Woodlands Community Temple in Greenburgh NY.

Judith Berkson, soprano, musician and composer whose recordings include LuLu (Peacock Records) and Oylam (ECM).  She was also Cantor at Old Westbury Hebew Congregation Kehilat Shir Ami in Old Westbury NY. Her experimental band Platz Machen is inspired by cantorial music and Hebrew liturgy.