Divas on the Bima to Perform at BAS Gala

By Rabbi Daniel Stein
Bnai Abraham Synagogue

Bnai Abraham Synagogue is proud to present four acclaimed cantors in a gala concert on June 6 at 6:30 p.m. Divas on the Bima will feature cantors Magda Fishman, Alisa Pomerantz-Boro, Elizabeth Shammash and Jen Cohen.

Magda Fishman is the cantor at Temple Beth El in Stamford, Connecticut. As a cantor and singer-musician, Fishman, a mezzo-soprano, brings a vibrant and unique experience to Jewish music and synagogue life through a unique blend of traditional and contemporary styles. Over the years, she has built a large and loving following among a wide spectrum of audiences. Her repertoire includes liturgical masterpieces, Israeli songs, jazz, musical theater and her own compositions.

Alisa Pomerantz-Boro serves as the cantor of the magnificent Congregation Beth El in Voorhees, New Jersey. In May 1991, Pomerantz-Boro was among the first 14 women to be inducted into the Cantors Assembly, the professional organization of Conservative cantors and currently serves as vice president. Her folk-influenced style has been praised for its earthiness and intensity. 

Cantor Elizabeth Shammash is the cantor at Tiferet Bet Israel in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. Her work in opera has taken her to major roles with companies including New York City Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Berkshire Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Israel Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv, and the Beijing Music Festival.  Shammash feels fortunate to have found her calling in the vast and beautiful world of Jewish music and loves to share this passion with congregants of all ages, in music of diverse genres, connecting them to our rich liturgical and cultural tradition.  

Easton native Cantor Jen Cohen will also perform. Now serving as cantor at Temple Beth Sholom in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, Cohen’s music explores the intersection of her pop music background and the traditional melodies of the synagogue. Cohen was proud to receive the Women’s League of Conservative Judaism Kol Isha Award.

We hope you will join us for an evening of music from four incredible women!

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $54. To get your tickets or to learn more about this event, call 610-258-5343. 


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