August 30

8:00 pm

A Concert of Women Cantors

North American Debut


Venue: Temple Sinai

Artist Origin:


The 2022 Ashkenaz Festival opens with the North American Premiere of a new program of Women’s Cantorial Music featuring Cantors Sveta Kundish, Rachel Weston, and Judith Berkson, together with music director Patrick Farrell and an all-star ensemble. Originally commissioned for the Jewish Cultural Festival in Krakow Poland in 2021, the program features an exceptional mosaic of musical styles and languages, from traditional khazones, Yiddish songs and Hasidic nigunim to modern Synagogue music and Hebrew melodies. This special concert will celebrate female voices, the principles of equality, and the continuing development of Jewish liturgical tradition. Also featuring Lorry Black (mallets), David Buchbinder (trumpet), Diane Doig (french horn), Emily Ferrell (trombone), Bret Higgins (bass), Grace Scheele (harp), Lorie Wolf (percussion)

NOTE: All attendees at this event will be required to provide proof of double vaccination and wear a mask at all times while in the synagogue.

Co-presented with:

Temple Sinai Congregation of Toronto

Sponsored by:

the Miransky Fund at the Jewish Foundation of Greater Toronto

Sponsored by:

Theodore Bikel Legacy Fund

Presented in association with:


Travel sponsored by:

Canada Council for the Arts

Performer Details

Event Details

August 30

8:00 pm

Temple Sinai

210 Wilson Ave, North York