A Night with Chazan Hanan Leberman
This year’s annual Gala will feature Cantor Leberman, who was well-received during our most recent High Holy Days, in concert. The event will highlight musical selections that include Jewish and Israeli favorites, Broadway and operatic selections, and much more.
The evening will also be an opportunity to remember and honor Rabbi Aaron S. Gold (z”l), spiritual leader of Tifereth Israel Synagogue (1974 – 1992) with a very special dedication.
Cantor Leberman is also this year’s Abraham and Anne Ratner Scholar-in-Residence and will be speaking and performing throughout the weekend.
We hope that you will join us as sponsors or participants at this concert and throughout the weekend.
Please indicate the level at which you will be supporting Tifereth Israel Synagogue
Everyone who attends is invited to join us at a dessert reception following the concert. A cocktail hour, beginning at 7:00 p.m., will take place for those who donate at sponsor levels.
- Maestro – $10,000: Includes four tickets for Shabbat Dinner, cocktail hour prior to the concert, benefactor concert seating, program recognition, brunch in a private home on Sunday, March 11th, dinner for two in a restaurant with Rabbi Dorsch and Cantor Leberman, a gift certificate to purchase two season tickets to the 2018–19 San Diego Opera or your choice of another San Diego theatre venue, and 30 opportunity drawing tickets.
- Encore – $5,000: Includes two tickets for Shabbat Dinner, cocktail hour prior to the concert, benefactor concert seating, program recognition, brunch in a private home on Sunday, March 11th, dinner for two in a restaurant with Rabbi Dorsch and Cantor Leberman, and 20 opportunity drawing tickets.
- Bravo – $1,080 per person: Includes Shabbat Dinner, benefactor concert seating, program recognition, cocktail hour, brunch in a private home on Sunday, March 11th, and ten opportunity drawing tickets.
- Harmony – $540 per person: Includes Shabbat Dinner, preferred concert seating, program recognition, cocktail hour, and five opportunity drawing tickets.
- Melody – $180 per person ($118 for those under 36 years old): Includes cocktail hour, and one opportunity drawing ticket.
- Accompanist – $36 per person.
Las Vegas…Who doesn’t need a getaway?
Our opportunity drawing offers a 3-day/2-night stay at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino in one of our beautiful suites. Your two-night stay also includes dinner for 2 at Benihana, one of our fabulous restaurants.
Two guests will also enjoy an 18- hole round of golf or a relaxing session at Serenity Health Spa, or one of each.
Your exciting stay at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino will be subject to availability and will be valid until December 29, 2018. Please note this certificate cannot be used in conjunction with a convention or other hotel package, or transferred. This certificate has no monetary value.
Click here to make online reservations for the Gala Concert as well as other aspects of the weekend or you can call the office at 619 697-6001.
About Cantor Hanan Leberman
Hanan Leberman has always followed his heart and passions. Born in Chicago and raised in Philadelphia, Hanan began his musical career at age 10 playing the flute and, as a teen, performing lead roles in high school musicals. After Hanan finished high school, he spent a year in Yeshivat Eretz Hazvi in Jerusalem. At age 20 he pursued his Zionist dream and moved to Israel, where he served for three years in the IDF undercover counter-terrorist unit, Duvdevan. After three years of difficult but meaningful service as a fighter, and also often serving as the unit’s cantor, he decided to pursue his passion for music and singing.
In 2011, Hanan began his studies at the Jerusalem Academy of Music. Since 2012, he has not only continued to lead tefillot as a cantor, but has also become a professional opera singer. He sings primarily in his home city of Jerusalem, but has also sung at the Glyndebourne Opera Festival in England. On any given weekend in Jerusalem Hanan can be heard leading groups in Kabbalat Shabbat. He is a cantor for the Masorti movement in Israel and has led congregations as a guest cantor in Israel and around the world.
We are delighted to have Hanan Leberman return to Tifereth Israel after chanting so inspiringly at our most recent High Holy Days.
About Rabbi Aaron S. Gold (z”l)
Rabbi Aaron S. Gold was the Spiritual Leader of Tifereth Israel Synagogue from 1974–1992 and Rabbi Emeritus until his passing in 2001.
Rabbi Gold was brought up in a strict Orthodox household. As a child, his musical skill earned him the title of “Areleh the Vunderkind.” He attended Yeshivat Torah v’Da’as and the Mesifta Talmudic Seminary in New York, and received Orthodox S’micha when he was a young teenager. In addition to being trained as a Rabbi and Cantor, he was also certified as a Mohel and Shochet.
Rabbi Gold rebelled against his strict Orthodox upbringing and attended public high school at night and received his diploma. He began his professional career as Assistant Rabbi in an Orthodox congregation in Cleveland, Ohio, and achieved his first success as Rabbi of the Superior Hebrew Congregation of Superior, Wisconsin. He officially became a Conservative Rabbi when he joined the Rabbinical Assembly in 1951.
While serving in Superior, he enrolled in Wisconsin State College and graduated with honors with a degree in English literature. He subsequently received a Master’s Degree in Education, a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Counseling, and Doctorate of Education from Columbia University.
During his years at Columbia University he served as Rabbi of Temple Israel in Riverhead, NY and as a chaplain for two Air Force bases and the Brookhaven National Laboratories. After leaving Riverhead, he served congregations in Philadelphia, PA, Las Vegas, NV, and Burbank, CA, before arriving at Tifereth Israel Synagogue. When he retired from Tifereth Israel Synagogue, he continued to serve the Jewish community for many years in pulpits in Anaheim and Rancho Bernardo.
The entire community mourned Rabbi Gold’s passing. His beloved wife, Jeanne, remains an active member, participant, and contributor to Tifereth Israel Synagogue.