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Dor L’Dor Presents Annual Gala Purim Lunch & Learn

(Courtesy of Dor L’Dor) Dor L’Dor is pleased to have Estee Balk address the group on the topic of Purim – “Hashem! Don’t forsake me!” A closer look at Esther’s experience in the palace: The Book of Esther and Psalm 22 (Megilat Esther and Tehillim Perek Chaf Bet) on Wednesday, March 1 at noon at Ahavath Torah.

Following Estee’s lecture, Dor L’Dor is delighted to offer music in honor of the Purim holiday by Cantor Eric Freeman. Accompanying himself on the keyboard, Cantor Freeman will share a selection of Yiddish and Hebrew songs as well as classics from the American Songbook.

Estee Balk holds a BA in Jewish Studies from Stern College and a MS in Jewish Education from the Azrieli Graduate School of Jewish Education and Administration. She is a seasoned educator of children and adults in all stages of life. Previously an educator at Yeshiva Beth Hillel of Passaic and Moriah School of Englewood, Estee now teaches at Anshei Lubavitch School in Fair Lawn. She and her husband, Rabbi Willie Balk also served as youth directors at Congregation Ahavath Torah, Englewood.

Cantor Freeman, musical and choir director, lecturer and teacher, is the associate director of the Philip and Sarah Belz School of Jewish Music of Yeshiva University. In 2021, he was appointed executive vice president of the Cantorial Council of America. He presently serves as cantor-in-residence at the Lincoln Park Jewish Center in Yonkers, New York. He is an accomplished pianist whose repertoire includes American Songbook, American Folk and Yiddish songs, as well as music from Broadway. He has also served as guest cantor and soloist in synagogues, concert halls and music festivals throughout the U.S. and Europe.

This event will take place at Congregation Ahavath Torah, 240 Broad Avenue, Englewood.

Cost: $20 per person

Reservations required; payment in advance requested.

Email [email protected] or call 201-921-0630 (Eileen).

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