For the past six years, the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan has partnered with Plaza Jewish Community Chapel on a Days of Awe cemetery visit, where we've provided clergy support and transportation to cemeteries in the tristate area for our community members to visit their loved ones, as is customary around the High Holidays. Due to COVID-19, it is not safe for the JCC and Plaza to offer these trips. Recognizing the need in our community members who will not be able to visit their loved ones, as well as the tremendous loss of life, jobs, health, normalcy, etc., the JCC and Plaza are creating a new iteration of this program.
Join the JCC and our partners for a memorial video of songs, blessings, readings, poems, and meditations, to mourn 5780 and all that has been lost during the year. Rabbis, Jewish leaders, Broadway singers, meditation teachers, and community members will all offer their voices, and we will have names of loved ones featured throughout the video.
We will be giving out complimentary yarhzeit candles outside Plaza Jewish Community Chapel on 630 Amsterdam Avenue at 91st Street on September 16 (exact time TBA).
Hosted by Alexandra Silber, Broadway actress and author of White Hot Grief Parade
Featuring performances and presentations by:
- Rabbi Judith Edelstein
- Ali Ewoldt (Broadway's Phantom of the Opera)
- Stephanie Garry (Plaza Jewish Community Chapel)
- Beth Kirkpatrick (Broadway's Les Miserables)
- Stephanie Lasher
- Amy Rosenfeld-Kass
- Rabbi Jonathan Slater
- Heidi Silverstone
- Rabbi Michael Strassfeld
- Rabbi Pamela Wax
- + more to be announced