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The Jazz Amidah

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Rabbi Deborah Silver
Shir Chadash, Spiritual Leader

Rabbi Deborah Silver is the spiritual leader of Shir Chadash, Metairie. She has been a Limmudnik ever since 1999.

Meryl Zimmerman
Shir Chadash, Education Director

Meryl Zimmerman is a jazz musician and voice teacher with a New York background and a New Orleans soul. This year she is working as the Education Director at Shir Chadash to ensure we can raise a new generation of music lovers.

We say the Amidah every day - but did you know that once upon a time it was jazz? Back in the day, it was up to the leader to improvise the prayer around a set of themes. Join Rabbi Deborah Silver and jazz musician and teacher Meryl Zimmerman to produce a Shabbat Jazz Amidah of our own!