Twelve-hundred attendees joined in paying tribute to an outstanding chazzan and an even more outstanding mensch, Cantor Avi Albrecht, as he will be retiring from Beth Tfiloh at the end of this year. Community leaders, Rabbis, and local, state, and federal elected officials gathered together for an evening of tribute and song. Wanting to connect his farewell event to a mitzvah, Cantor Albrecht partnered with Laniado Hospital so that all proceeds would benefit their new ICU.
After an incredible presentation about Laniado’s life-saving work in Israel and a heartfelt tribute to Cantor Albrecht, the concert featuring Cantori, the new trio of Cantor Albrecht, Yoni Rose, and Benny Warschawski took the stage.
The trio dazzled the audience with their beautiful melodies and creative showmanship and storyline. A blend of classic songs were sung with a twist in the rhythms, musical accompaniment, and vocals. Those in attendance laughed, cheered and were moved by the various songs.
Following the finally and standing ovation, an elegant gala dessert reception with an assortment of hot and cold dishes and pastries were enjoyed by all.
Cantor Albrecht has spent 27 years dedicated to Beth Tfiloh and his legacy and impact will be felt for many more years to come.
Laniado is grateful to the hard working committee, the generous sponsors and donors, and all those who attended this beautiful event! Thank you to Cantor Albrecht, his family, and the entire Beth Tfiloh community!