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Hillel International introduces Broadway Kol Nidre

This Sunday evening, Jews around the world will chant the Kol Nidre, the ancient Aramaic incantation repeated three times at the Yom Kippur evening ceremony. Hillel International, embracing the diversity of Jewish tradition, is sharing three distinct versions as part of its Higher Holidays program:

  • A dramatized reading in English by Danny Burstein, six-time Tony award nominee, capturing the weight of these words in a way that is relatable and yet awe-inspiring
  • A traditional Iraqi version performed by Sharone Sayegh, who recently appeared in national touring and Broadway productions of “Come From Away” and “The Band’s Visit”
  • A classic Ashkenazi rendition led by Grammy award-winning Broadway actor Adam Kantor (“Fiddler on the Roof,” “The Band’s Visit”) channeling the voice of his great-grandfather, who was a famous cantor, and joined by the University of Maryland Hillel acapella group Rak Shalom

These presentations are open to all community members but space is limited.

Synagogues in Southern Arizona also will present their 5781 Yom Kippur services in a variety of creative ways. Find more information here.