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PARSIPPANY - The popular Third Friday Speaker Series continues at Temple Beth Am in Parsippany on Friday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m., with a musical and engaging speaker: Rabbi Deborah Zecher, who will discuss the Jewish Songwriters of the Golden Age of American Songbook.
In May 2018, Rabbi Zecher will present her debut solo cabaret show at "Don't Tell Mama" in New York City, and which will be directed by Lennie Watts, with musical direction by Tracy Stark.
On July 1, 2014, Rabbi Zecher became Rabbi Emerita of Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, in Great Barrington, MA, after having served as Rabbi and Leader of Music there from 1992-2014, and is currently the monthly and High Holiday rabbi at Northshore Jewish Congregation in Mandeville, Louisiana. In the summer of 2017, the Rabbi was accepted as one of six Cabaret Fellows at the Eugene O'Neill Cabaret Conference, where she studied with Barb Jungr, Lennie Watts, Judy Kuhn, Tonya Pinkins and Cristina Bianco.
Rabbi Zecher was part of the leadership of the Reform movement, having completed two terms on the Board of Governors of HUC-JIR, as well as serving as president of the Rabbinic Alumni Association of HUC-JIR. She also served as Recording Secretary of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and was a member of the Board of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (now the Union for Reform Judaism). In 2003, Rabbi Zecher was chosen as one of the sh'lichei tzibor (leader of worship) for the URJ Biennial Shabbat morning service, the first time a Rabbi was chosen to share musical responsibilities for this service.
This interesting and informative talk at Temple Beth Am is free and open to the public. Temple Beth Am is located at 879 South Beverwyck Road.
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