Musical Education Series


Temple Judea invites the community to a two-part Musical Adult Education series presented by Cantor Abbe Sher.


Cantor Sher’s professional career began in childhood, performing on stage, radio and television, including singing with Roberta Flack at the age of twelve. Prior to going to Cantorial school, Cantor performed extensively in opera and received two Master’s Degrees in opera and studied at the Eastman School of Music for the Arts, Boston University for the Arts, and Boston Conservatory. Cantor Sher has considerable experience in musical comedy and oratorio. In addition to Jewish music, Cantor Sher loves musical theater and has presented numerous events featuring the songs of Broadway.




The series begins on Wednesday, December 9 at 7pm with Sephardic music specialist Gerard Edery. Mr. Edery will astound us with his mastery of the guitar and speak about Sephardic music. He is recognized as a leading musical folklorist, a master singer, and a guitarist with remarkable range of ethnic folk styles and traditions. He is recipient of many awards and grants, including The Sephardic Musical Heritage Award and a “Meet the Composer” grant for his original songs. Mr. Edery performs regularly in concert halls and festivals throughout the world, including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center and international festivals.


The series will conclude on Wednesday, December 16 at 7pm with a Klezmer event. Clarinetist Ken Maltz will discuss the history of Klezmer music, followed by a performance by Mr. Maltz and Cantor Sher. Mr. Maltz was a founding member of Kapelye, the pioneering Klezmer band, and is known throughout the world as a leading figure in the Klezmer revival. In addition to performing, Mr. Maltz has composed musical scores and sound effects for Bantam Doubleday Dell audio books, including the Star Wars series, which features his music alongside that of Oscar winning composer John Williams.


Admission for the entire series is $36 for members and $54 for non-members. To RSVP, please call the temple office at (516) 621-8049 or email Temple Judea is located at 333 Searingtown Road, Manhasset, NY at exit 36 north of the LIE. Please visit us at

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