Scott Harris To Be Installed by Temple Beth Hillel In South
Israel News Agency
CT --- September 7, 2012 ... Cantor Scott Harris will be installed
at Temple Beth Hillel in South Windsor, CT. on Saturday evening,
event will begin with a complimentary dairy dinner open to all
with a study session and culminating with the Selichot service.
"We are all very fortunate to have Cantor Harris joining
our community," said Ann Hughes, President of Temple Beth
to joining us here at Temple
Beth Hillel, Cantor Harris had been Assistant Cantor at Temple
Israel in Westport, CT since 2003, teaching and assisting in the
preparation of Bnai Mitzvah students."
his BSEE from Central New England College of Technology in 1982.
In 1998 Scott returned to school to pursue an avocation in the
Cantorate, studying at The Academy of Jewish Religion, and Chazzanut
with distinguished Cantors here in the Northeast. He is a member
of both the Guild of Temple Musicians and The American Society
for Jewish Music.
"During these past twelve years, I have rededicated myself
to the perpetuation of Jewish life and the advancement of Torah
for a contemporary American Jewish experience," said Cantor
"I have worked diligently toward, and have collaborated with
thoughtful colleagues and lay people to create intellectually
stimulating and spiritually connecting Tfillot and congregational
programming rooted in Torah, Avodah and Mitzvot."
Harris continued: "I have also advocated and encouraged connections
with Eretz Yisrael. This I believe to be a fundamental component
to our identity. My steadfast support of summer camp programs
and Israel travel is rooted in building and strengthening the
relationships formed with the Mishlachat that come to spend time
with our children at camp in our religious organizations, and
to enhance our position with them, to return and advocate for
the State of Israel as a pluralistic society."
"Promoting a Jewish life within the community is important
to my Cantorate. Yet the synagogue cannot only be my workplace,
but my congregation too, one that is there for me and my family."
"Jewish life and community is not only an important ingredient
for my community, but for my home. Providing time and opportunities
to help make Judaism meaningful to others is as crucial as nurturing
similar meaningful connections between my wife Sharon, our son
Daniel, our daughter Sarah and our Judaism."
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