A Night to Remember – June 10, at 7:30 pm
Join us for a once-only night to remember as we celebrate the 41-year career of Cantor Beny Maissner at Holy Blossom Temple. This online L’chaim celebration is the culmination of a series of exciting events that have taken place throughout the year.
It’s wonderful to be able to celebrate in these difficult times, and you will find the evening to be heart-warming, thoroughly enjoyable and professionally produced. It includes humour, tributes and reminiscences that will both delight and bring tears to our eyes. A special thank you to our entire Celebrations Committee who have worked tirelessly throughout the year. In particular, we thank Alan Gordon for conceiving and directing this June 10th event.
The night sums up what we have learned from Cantor Maissner – authenticity of worship, the ties between the many Jewish communities and eras, the relationship between the words and the music of prayer. His wonderful voice and musical intelligence allied with profound Jewish scholarship strengthened our ties to Israel, identity and values. Many of us started as observers and listeners; by the end of his tenure, we all participate in nusach and t’filah.
He has been with us at Simchas and in sorrows, sometimes by the bedside and always at the bimah. He has taught us, entertained us and shared new music. He has travelled with us. He has transported us as our Shaliach Tzibur. Cantor Maissner has had an undeniable impact on the synagogue which is so different today than the one he came to 41 years ago.
So, join the hundreds of families, congregants and others already registered here. Share your own memories directly on Facebook that night, June 10th at 7:30. Make this once-only event an occasion – dress up, raise a glass of bubbly and say thank you and L’chaim to Cantor Benjamin Z. Maissner, to our Beny.
Helena Fine and Susan Cohen
Co-chairs, Cantor’s Celebrations Committee