Annual Community Selichot Service

5774 is Just Around the Corner: And thus, it is time for the Albuquerque Jewish community’s annual observance of Selichot, with this year’s special guest – violinist David Felberg.

Community Selichot Service

Congregation Albert

Saturday Evening ~ August 31

with violinist David Felberg

The evening will begin at 7:30 pm with a meditation hosted by Rabbis Min Kantrowitz and Deborah Brin. The Havdalah service will take place at 8:00 pm.

After Havdalah, there will be a special musical program featuring David Felberg, concertmaster of the Santa Fe Symphony and music director of the Albuquerque Philharmonic.

The annual David and Dorothy Yudin Oneg will follow, with the formal Selichot service commencing at 9:30 pm.

The Selichot service will feature the Congregation Albert band, the choirs of Congregations Albert and B’nai Israel and the participation of Cantorial Soloist Beth Cohen as well as Cantor Barbara Finn and Rabbis Deborah Brin, Arthur Flicker, Min Kantrowitz and Harry Rosenfeld.

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David Felberg, an Albuquerque native, violinist and conductor, is artistic director of Chatter / Ensemble Music New Mexico and co-founder of EMNM’s 3 series: Chatter Sunday, Chatter Cabaret, Chatter 20-21.

He is amazing. He understands the tone of the Selichot musical program – contemplative, introspective, meditative, inspirational.  We are so fortunate to have this great violinist play during our Selichot program.
       – Rabbi Min Kantrowitz

Music is one of the ways with which we help set the mood for the
High Holy Days. We are honored that David Felberg will be sharing
a special musical program with us to help us all get in a special mood
for the High Holy Days.
       – Cantor Barbara Finn

Mr Felberg is concertmaster of the Santa Fe Symphony and music director of the Albuquerque Philharmonic. He teaches contemporary music at the University of New Mexico, and is the associate concertmaster of the NM Philharmonic. He maintains a robust conducting and concert soloist career, performing throughout the southwest.

Selichot services are sponsored by Congregations Albert, B’nai Israel and Nahalat Shalom
with financial support from the Jewish Federation of New Mexico
and the Yudin Endowment of the B’nai Israel Sisterhood.