Chapter Celebrated Shabbat with Bet Knesset BaMidBar

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Members of the SNC:AGO chapter attended services at Bet Knesset BaMidBar on Friday, April 26 as guests of the temple’s music director and chapter member, Tim Cooper.

Tim prepared a short presentation about some of the prayers, songs and musical traditions of the Jewish faith that we experienced later in the service.

The congregation was friendly and welcoming. Several members approached to introduce themselves and to inquire about our group, including Cantor Jonathan Friedmann who travels from Los Angeles every two weeks to lead these services.

Our entire experience proved to be a fascinating, engaging learning experience. The service was warm and filled with joy. Tim demonstrated great ability on the piano and as conductor. His skillful choir members have been singing these prayers for decades, but continue to serve and sing with great enthusiasm.

Bet Knesset BaMidBar, located in the Desert Vista Community Center in Sun City Summerlin, is the largest senior congregation in Las Vegas. Their services feature a 20 voice choir led by Tim and they are the only Jewish congregation in Las Vegas to have a choir at every service.

Thank you Tim and to Bet Knesset BaMidBar for this wonderful evening of prayer and learning. Special thanks to David and Barbara Dorway for their gracious hospitality in hosting the group at their home following the services for wine and dessert.