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Cantor Evan Kent is a wonderful storyteller, a gifted musician, and an inspiring performer.

At Temple Beth El’s first Artist-In-Residence series, we will be entertained and enlightened with Jewish storytelling at its best.

Made possible by the Procacci Family Artist-in-Residence Endowment

We Are a Storytelling People - Lunch & Learn Workshop
Tuesdays, March 2, 9, and 16 at 12:00 pm

Jews are a storytelling people, and in this three-part series we will learn how to develop and tell our own distinctly Jewish stories. We will learn how to find the extraordinary in every day, to speak from our heart and share our own experiences. Through storytelling, we express our own truths, share emotions, and create memories.

Join on Zoom, or watch on Livestream, or YouTube!

Shabbat Evening Services: Our Stories Through a Jewish Lens
Friday, March 19 at 7:30 pm

Cantor Evan Kent, direct from Israel, will join our rabbis and cantors to lead us in a meaningful and musical service exploring our personal Jewish stories and how we tell them. This evening is made possible by the Procacci Family Artist in Residence Endowment.

Watch on Livestream, YouTube, or Facebook!

Behind the Scenes: The Making of "Shards"
Sunday, March 21 at 11:00 am

Cantor Evan Kent shares with you a “behind the scenes” look at the making, development, and production of his one-man show, “Shards.” 

“Shards” is a full-length musical that weaves together stories of Evan’s aliyah to Israel, with tales of his family’s migration from Eastern Europe to the United States at the beginning of the 20th century. It is a story of love and loss, the search for home and homeland, and along the way discovering what you didn’t even know you had lost.

In this program, Evan will share some vignettes and songs from the show, as well as his personal creative and artistic process.

Register to receive the Zoom link.

About Cantor Evan Kent:

Evan received his ordination as a cantor and his Master’s in Sacred Music from Hebrew Union College in New York and served Temple Isaiah in Los Angeles as its cantor for 25 years. Evan also received his Bachelor’s Degree from the Manhattan School of Music and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the City University of New York.

In 2014, Evan Kent earned his doctorate in music education from Boston University. His doctoral research examined how music at Jewish summer camps in North America assists in the development of Jewish identity.

He is currently on the faculty of Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem where he teaches liturgy and sacred music. He has starred in Jerusalem productions of “Guys and Dolls”, the musical drama “Next to Normal,” “Avenue Q”, “Singin’ in the Rain,” Sondheim’s “Assassins,” “Cabaret,” and “She Loves Me.” Evan also portrayed YitzchakRabin in a new musical drama (“November”) that dramatized the last week of Rabin’s life.

Evan’s one-man show “Shards-Putting the Pieces Together” has been presented in Jerusalem, Prague, and throughout the United States.

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