Synagogue celebrates 100 Years with choir CD release party and film

Posted Nov. 16, 2012, at 1:45 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 7 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Location: Adas Yoshuron, 50 Willow St., Rockland, Maine

For more information: 207-594-4523

ROCKLAND, Maine — In celebration of its 100th Anniversary, Adas Yoshuron will host a Film Screening and CD Release Party at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at the synagogue, 50 Willow St. Highlighting evening will be the release of the choir’s first recorded CD, featuring 19th century Eastern European Jewish liturgical music, a few modern pieces and two pieces from Holocaust Remembrance Day. The liturgical music includes compositions by longtime member and composer Hugo Weisgall, and other pieces sung by the choir, all under the direction of Dr. Dana Goldsmith. The choir will perform a number of pieces during the program. A short film by Camden filmmaker David Berez about the making of the CD will be shown.
“The Right Rabbi,” a 40-minute documentary made by Portland filmmaker Laura Val in 2004 about the congregation’s  search for a rabbi, with interviews of members and others, will be screened, followed by a question and answer session with the filmmaker.
Refreshments featuring desserts from the synagogue’s 100th Anniversary Cookbook will be served. Copies of the CD, the film and the cookbook will be available for sale.
Food donations for the AIO Food Pantry will be collected. Bring a nonperishable food item to contribute.

For information, call 207-594-4523 or email