Cantor Rachel Reef-Simpson joined Dan Nichols during the concert.

Temple Emanuel of Andover holds music weekend

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Temple Emanuel of Andover holds music weekend

Cantor Rachel Reef-Simpson joined Dan Nichols during the concert.

Throughout the weekend of May 17-19, over 500 members of Temple Emanuel of Andover enjoyed services, a concert and children’s programming with Dan Nichols, one of Reform Judaism’s most sought-after performers and an influential composer of today’s modern Jewish soundtrack. Nichols was featured as an artist-in-residence. The weekend started with Shabbat Unplugged, followed by a Shabbat study session on Saturday morning, a spirited Havdalah and concert on Saturday evening, and a religious school sing-along on Sunday morning.  In the photo above Cantor Rachel Reef-Simpson joins Dan Nichols for a beautiful Havdalah and concert.

Nichols is a product of the Union for Reform Judaism and the Jewish camping movement. He has toured Jewish summer camps across North America for the last 22 years. A classically trained singer, Dan received his Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance at the University of North Carolina. In 1995, realizing the potential of music to make powerful connection with Jewish youth, Dan established the Jewish rock band Eighteen. Since that time, Dan and Eighteen have released 13 albums.

“We want to thank everyone who supported and participated in our first ever artist-in-residence program featuring Dan Nichols. It was an incredibly meaningful time for Temple Emanuel, full of positive energy and engagement,” said Dana Katz, Temple President.

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