The High Holy Days at Beth Shalom in September promise to be both memorable and
inspiring. For the first time, we will have both a Rabbi and a professional Cantor, coming from Israel to celebrate these sacred holidays with our Beth Shalom community. Both have had distinguished careers and we are fortunate to have them with us for the Holidays.
Rabbi Donald Goor will lead our services. He is Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Judea in Tarzana,
California, the largest Reform Temple in San Fernando Valley, where he has served for 27 years. He is now Campus Rabbi at the Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem.He will be accompanied by Cantor Evan Kent, who was the Cantor at Temple Isaiah in Los
Angeles from 1988 to 2013. Temple Isaiah is Rabbi Robert Gan’s former Congregation. Cantor Kent is now an Instructor in Cantorial studies at HUC in Jerusalem. He has a broad
musical background and a beautiful voice. Both the Rabbi and Cantor moved to Israel in
2013 and made Aliyah in Jerusalem. This exciting Duo promises to make our High
Holy Day services unforgettable and we hope that you will join us.