Second annual community Selichot concert to be held on Sept. 5

Jason Flatt, from Reform Jews of Hillel, and Rabbi Akiva Weiss, of Hillel and OU-JLIC, performed at last year’s community Selichot concert. (Photo by Hillel at Binghamton)
The community has been invited to once again join together for a musical concert to bring in the new year on Saturday, September 5, at 9:15 pm, at Beth David Synagogue, 39 Riverside Dr., Binghamton. Led by students of Hillel at Binghamton with assistance from Rabbi Akiva Weiss, the OU-JLIC rabbi on staff, the concert is meant to be an opportunity for people of all religious denominations and background to “come together in song and spirit” and “to reflect upon and prepare for the upcoming new year.” Jason Flatt, a student leader of Hillel’s student group Reform Jews of Hillel, is one of the concert performers.
“This program was successful in bringing Jews across the religious spectrum together from Hillel and united the three community religious denominations, with representation of all of the rabbis and even congregants from Temple Israel, Temple Concord and Beth David Synagogue,” noted organizers of the concert. “One participant last year remarked how it was the first time they could remember all three temples participated in an event together in partnership.”
Last year, close to 50 people attended the concert. The concert was led by Flatt and Weiss, who led those gathered in song, stories and even dancing. This year, they anticipate close to 100 people in attendance.