Dear Temple Sinai Member,
The Board of Trustees is thrilled to announce that Rabbi Noam Katz will be hosting a Zoom musical event and Havdalah service on Saturday, May 16th at 7:00 p.m. in honor of his father, Rabbi Alan Katz.
Rabbi Katz and Jan are excitedly looking forward to the evening, and the Board is delighted to have this chance to honor Rabbi Katz as he approaches his retirement with this wonderful event, especially given our missed opportunities to do so with the necessary postponement and/or cancellation of the events planned to celebrate his 34 years of service.
You are in for a treat. Noam is one of the most exciting and influential voices in contemporary Jewish music and has brought his high-flying energy and soulful melodies to Jewish and interfaith audiences across North America, Africa and Israel.
A longtime song leader / educator at URJ Eisner, George and Kutz Camps, Noam has performed at URJ Biennials, CAJE, BBYO International, Limmud – England, NFTY Convention, and countless summer camps and congregations. He currently serves as the Rabbi/Dean of Jewish Living at The Leo Baeck Day School in Toronto, Ontario.
Noam’s debut recording, RAKIA includes 12 original Hebrew and English melodies ideal for Shabbat and Havdalah. His second album, MIREMBE, SALAAM V’SHALOM, features musicians from Africa and the Middle East, and includes his Ugandan-inspired “Am Yisrael Chai.” Noam’s third release, A DRUM IN HAND, blends Jewish prayers with the live energy of a drum circle. His newest album, AFTER THE FLOOD, includes 14 new songs that focus on resilience and remembrance.
In 2003, Noam embarked on the most exciting journey of his life, volunteering with the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda. He has since shared their powerful story and music with audiences young and old, incorporating the message of Jewish unity and tikkun olam (healing the world) wherever he goes.
Let's celebrate Rabbi Katz together in this magnificent and meaningful way! Visit www.tsinai.org and click on the link or call in to join the Zoom event and Havdalah service on May 16th.
See you there!