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Broadway meets St. Augustine at Congregation Sons of Israel

SAINT AUGUSTINE – Broadway tunes and the Hebrew prayers blend together in St. Augustine at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23  and Feb. 24 at 10 a.m. at the historic First Congregation Sons of Israel, Cordova Street.

Broadway favorites, which are loved by so many people from generations young and old, will be finding a new home not in Times Square, but at 161 Cordova St.

This will be the first time ever having a Friday evening Sabbath service with prayers set to the music of Rodgers, Hammerstein, Gershwin and more.

Leading this special service will be Rabbi Joel Fox, a talented rabbi and cantor who has led both traditional and contemporary services for the past two decades. Rabbi Fox attended the Israel Institute of Cantorial Art, served in the Israel Defense Force as a member of their acclaimed Rabbinical Army Choir, and performed with the Great Synagogue of Jerusalem.

Throughout his career, he has traveled and given concerts across the globe as an accomplished pianist and singer, and his repertoire includes traditional and contemporary music in English, Hebrew, Yiddish and Ladino. Today, Rabbi Fox serves as a rabbi and cantor in the capacity of both teacher and entertainer.

“I am looking forward to sharing a fun, entertaining and inspirational evening,” Rabbi Joel Fox said. “and Broadway Shabbat is a wonderful contemporary way of bringing everyone together.” For the first time last year in its nearly 110-year history, the congregation sang psalms to the tunes of the Beatles.

seeing you all there !

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