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Summertime in Buenos Aires
June 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Buenos Aires based cantor, pianist, composer and producer, Diego Rubinsztein is one of the most visionary leaders of modern liturgical music in Latin America. He has served several congregations in Buenos Aires and the US, including the emblematic and oldest synagogue in Buenos Aires C.I.R.A, best known as Libertad Temple, and most recently Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center in Florida, U.S. He’s also the founder and Executive Director of Zamir, an organization dedicated to promoting Jewish music and education in Latin America.
Sheila Nesis is a cantor, singer and educator born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina where she served at C.I.R.A (also known as “Temple Libertad”) the main Synagogue in Buenos Aires. Since her arrival to NYC in 2007, she has served congregations in NYC, Arizona, Colorado and Maine. She most recently produced and participated in the World Union for Progressive Judaism program ‘S’lichot B’yachad”, bringing together cantors and musicians from all the corners of the world. She is the Director of the Sh’lichei Tzibur School in Maine, a training program dedicated to empower individuals to lead communal prayer experiences, and the Cantor in Residence at Etz Chaim Synagogue in Portland.
They will perform a repertoire that includes tango, ladino and Jewish songs, with a Latin American flavor. They share a friendship and collaboration that extends for over two decades. They are delighted to share on a virtual stage that will transport you to the heart and spirit of the music scene in Buenos Aires.
Here is a video with a sample of the repertoire that will be performed: