Skip to comments.Cantor Scott Harris To Be Installed by Temple Beth Hillel In South Windsor, CT
Posted on 09/07/2012 2:03:57 PM PDT by IsraelBeach
Cantor Scott Harris To Be Installed by Temple Beth Hillel In South Windsor, CT
By Rebecca Shook
Israel News Agency
Hartford, CT --- September 7, 2012 ... Cantor Scott Harris will be installed at Temple Beth Hillel in South Windsor, CT. on Saturday evening, September 8th.
The event will begin with a complimentary dairy dinner open to all with a study session and culminating with the Selichot service.
"We are all very fortunate to have Cantor Harris joining our community," said Ann Hughes, President of Temple Beth Hillel.
"Prior to joining us here at Temple Beth Hillel, Cantor Harris had been Assistant Cantor at Temple Israel in Westport, CT since 2003, teaching and assisting in the preparation of Bnai Mitzvah students."
Harris received his BSEE from Central New England College of Technology in 1982. In 1998 Scott returned to school to pursue an avocation in the Cantorate, studying at The Academy of Jewish Religion, and Chazzanut with distinguished Cantors here in the Northeast. He is a member of both the Guild of Temple Musicians and The American Society for Jewish Music.
"During these past twelve years, I have rededicated myself to the perpetuation of Jewish life and the advancement of Torah for a contemporary American Jewish experience," said Cantor Scott Harris.
"I have worked diligently toward, and have collaborated with thoughtful colleagues and lay people to create intellectually stimulating and spiritually connecting Tfillot and congregational programming rooted in Torah, Avodah and Mitzvot."
Harris continued: "I have also advocated and encouraged connections with Eretz Yisrael. This I believe to be a fundamental component to our identity. My steadfast support of summer camp programs and Israel travel is rooted in building and strengthening the relationships formed with the Mishlachat that come to spend time with our children at camp in our religious organizations, and to enhance our position with them, to return and advocate for the State of Israel as a pluralistic society."
"Promoting a Jewish life within the community is important to my Cantorate. Yet the synagogue cannot only be my workplace, but my congregation too, one that is there for me and my family."
Harris concludes: "Jewish life and community is not only an important ingredient for my community, but for my home. Providing time and opportunities to help make Judaism meaningful to others is as crucial as nurturing similar meaningful connections between my wife Sharon, our son Daniel, our daughter Sarah and our Judaism."
Admins! Move this to breaking news!!
I am ignorant of this topic it it’s entirety. Why is this news?
Who is Scott Harris and why should we care, if we don’t live there?
I was actually being rude and facetious. I have no idea why it was posted. Congrats to Cantor Harris, I suppose. Just in time for the High Holy Days!
Anyone born of a Jewish mother or converted Halakhically is a Jew, but only "Orthodox Judaism" is Judaism.
You got it! I have been explaining this over and over.
Abi Gesunt, Chazzan Harris! May you inspire many fellow Jews to remember (or realize) the connection between Israel and those of us in the diaspora.
They are probably obama voters. Don’t expect much.
Two questions... and only one is serious:
1. My mother converted to Judism. Does this make me a Jewish Presbyterian :>)
2. What is a dairy dinner?
Milk or any food containing a milk derivative - even in the smallest amount - is considered “dairy” (chalavi in Hebrew, milchig in Yiddish) by Jewish Dietary Laws. A dairy product can be certified as kosher if the milk and cheeses 1) come from a kosher animal, 2) contain no non-kosher substances, and 3) contain no meat substances.
One of the major dietary laws that observant Jews keep of Kashruth is that you may not eat dairy with meat at the same meal.
What might be served at a dairy dinner? Hopefully cheesecake, milkshakes, mousse, chili con queso, clam chowder, butter croisants?
And I am a Conservative Jew, and I as many other Jews who are not Reform call Temples - Temples! ;>
Let's just wish Cantor Harris, the Jewish community for which he serves and all Jews around the world - a Healthy, Safe and Happy Rosh HaShana - New Year.
Lastly, only the Arabs would want Jews fighting Jews.
Why would anyone here attempt to judge and create divisions?
Whether Jew, Christian, Catholic or Protestant -
But, that would rule out Cheeseburgers! Let alone Bacon Cheeseburgers!!!
Funning with ya :>)
My mother would keep two sets of dishes and two sinks to wash them in. Is this part of the whole meat/cheese thing?