CABARET!!!  Saturday, February 4, 2023

After a two-year hiatus, it was delightful for the community to be able to gather in person at Temple Emanu-El’s 8th Annual Cabaret Night on Saturday, February 4, 2023. Over 60 attendees braved the frigid weather and enjoyed appetizers, Havdalah, a variety show and desserts. Thank you for the beautiful voices, soothing music, sentimental and dramatic spoken words, entertaining stories and comedy, not to mention an awe-inspiring Rabbinic juggling act! We are grateful to the following people for sharing their talent and support: Jonathan Rowe, Richard Simonson, Phyllis Holtzman, Barry Weiner, Marc Goldsmith, Sean Bendick, Matthew Barnes, Harvey Schiller, Rabbi Marc Ekstrand, Beca Reinhard, Chris Rock, Hunter Rock, Nathaniel Rowe, Judd Rosen, Jonathan Rowe, Rabbi Susan Schein, Marcia Reinhard, Rachel Levy and Rabbi Ken Alter.

Thank you to Dona Casey for her help in the kitchen and Don Kasper and Roberta Reisner-Winograd for their assistance with our plans. Thanks to our Cabaret Night volunteers who helped with the technical and prep aspects of our event: Sean Bendick, Chris Rock, Hunter Rock, Jonathan Rowe, Nathaniel Rowe, Jennifer Zettler, Scott Zettler and Omer Zohar. Thank you to Steve and Gail Weber and Minuteman Press for their help printing the beautiful Cabaret Night reminder postcards. We also appreciate everyone who pitched in to lend us a hand during the event: Kaitlyn and Ann Bendick, Marcia and Beca Reinhard, Bruce, Lori and Hilary Goldstein, Karen Rosenberg, Harvey Schiller and Barbara Senges. Thank you to Judy Mann for transporting the extra food to the New London Meal Center. And thank you to everyone who donated funds to this event which supports the Essential Services Fund. We appreciate being part of our vibrant community.