Beyond Fiddler: Jews and Judaism in Song

Date: Feb 24, 2019 - Feb 24, 2019

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Sponsor: H. L. Miller Cantorial School

Location: Ohio

Category: Arts

A John Leopold and Martha Dellheim Concert

Get to know the Jewish people beyond the Broadway stage and hear songs of Jewish faith, family life, languages, and holidays, performed by local cantors and cantorial students from The Jewish Theological Seminary. Enjoy this unique afternoon exploring Jewish culture through music. Featuring cantors Nancy Abramson, JTS; Matthew Austerklein, Beth El Congregation (Akron, OH); Bruce Braun, Shaarey Torah (Canton, OH); and students of JTS’s H. L. Miller Cantorial School Jacob Agar, Mira Davis, and Eryka Velazquez. Pianist Scott Stein will serve as accompanist. 

Sunday, February 24 at 3:00 p.m.

The concert is free and open to the public. Advance registration is not necessary. Reception to follow.



Akron-Summit County Public Library
Main Library Auditorium
60 S High St, Akron, OH

This program is cosponsored by the John Leopold and Martha Dellheim Endowment Fund and the H. L. Miller Cantorial School and College of Jewish Music of The Jewish Theological Seminary.

About John Leopold Dellheim

John Dellheim z”l was a Holocaust survivor who became a pioneer computer programmer at IBM. He deeply loved Judaism and Jewish music, and endowed the John Leopold and Martha Dellheim Internship Program and Concert Series in order to bring Western cantorial music to synagogues around the United States via the mentors, alumni, and students of the H. L. Miller Cantorial School, thereby perpetuating the performance and transmission of Jewish sacred music to future generations. The John Leopold and Martha Dellheim Endowment Fund initiative includes an internship program that pairs students with mentors in the field, and expands the school’s opportunities to teach concert planning, enhance repertoire coaching, and present student performances. We are also proud to be presenting at this concert the first piece commissioned through the Dellheim Endowment.