(Courtesy of YIOT) The Young Israel of Teaneck is excited to announce it is hosting a unique musical event. On Sunday, Feb. 19, YIOT is presenting “Swing and Pray,” a unique fusion of Klezmer/liturgical and Israeli tunes with jazz and swing. The evening will be led by internationally renowned chazan Netanel Hershtik like you have never heard him before. Hershtik will be performing some of his favorite Jewish classics. The twist? He will be accompanied by the Niggun Mavins Big Band orchestra (16 of New York’s most outstanding jazz musicians) featuring Eyal Wilner and Andy Farber, two superstars in the New York big band/jazz scene.
Think of this as “the Cantor” (Hershtik) meets “the Count” (Basie) or as “Sinatra meets Rosenblatt.”
Space is limited to the first 150 reservations.
“Netanel has been such an active member of our Shul,” said president Michael Gutlove. “He, Tamira and the kids have made their presence felt since they moved in many years ago. Not just his annual Shabbat Chazzanut, but each and every time he and his family come to shul.”
“Since moving into the Country Club, the community has made us feel so welcome,” said Hershtik. “This is the beginning of a musical journey that I am excited to share with the YIOT.”
Some of the familiar selections will include compositions by Moishe Oysher, Yoselle Rosenblatt, Reb Boruch Schor, Shlomo Gronich and Kurt Weill.
Tickets can be purchased via the YIOT website at www.yiot.org/form/concert.