Mazeltov to Russel and Angela Lurie on the birth of a great granddaughter    Mazeltov to Jarrod and Claire Friedman on the birth of a son    Condolences to Elisa Cigler of the passing of her brother Hylton da Costa .    Mazeltov to Brad and Hayley Yudelowitz on the birth of a daughter and mazeltov to grandparents Howard and Louelle Ostrofsky.    Condolences to Loren Bak and Melanie Gaddin of the passing of Anthony Milstein.    Condolences to Carol Zimmerman, Gita Lipschitz and David Zimmerman of the passing of Chatzke Zimmerman.    Mazeltov to Gavin and Nila Milner on the birth of a son, Michael and Vivienne Metz on the birth of a grandson, Cyril and Mireille Linde on the birth of a great grandson.     Mazeltov to Steven and Zoe Blend on the birth of a grandson, born in Sydney and mazeltov to parents Darren and Kady Blend.    Condolences to Delicia Fleiser of the passing of Jeff Bortz    Mazeltov to Hylton and Maxine Cohen and Brian and Rhonda Sher on the birth of a grandson and to parents Gary and Jade Cohen

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The Shul Choir

 

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The Sandton Shul Choir dates back to the early seventies, when the resident Chazan was Jacov Reichman, who spent a lot of time under the tutorship of the late Reverend Coleman, who also trained the Choir. In those days, Yacov himself conducted the Choir whilst performing his duties as the Chazan.

When Chazan Reichman left Sandton for the Oxford Shul, Maish Preskow took over as the leader of the Choir. The Choir continued to be trained by Reverend Coleman and was followed by Avron Alter, David Cohen, Lior Himmelstein and then by Evelyn Green, who is our resident trainer, today.

During the following years various Cantors occupied the Bimah until 1996 when Dr Avron Alter was appointed as the Chazan of Sandton Shul. Over the years the Choir has lost many choristers due to immigration but thankfully have been able to maintain our numbers mainly through our own shul congregants, as well as some very welcome new members in recent times.

The Sandton Shul Choir continue to sing with Avron almost every Shabbat weekend and Yom Tov which is a great privilege and pleasure. If there are any choristers out there who would like to sing in the choir, please contact Maish Preskow, mgp@tiscali.co.za. The Choir are always happy to add new voices to their chorus.