October 2, 2020
Shabbat Times: 
Candle Lighting
Virtual services see below

 Forecast: 68

And our holiday season will culminate, weather-permitting, with what we hope will be wonderful, live, in-person, outdoor, socially-distanced gathering on Sunday afternoon, October 11th at 2:00pm in the parking lot at Bridge Plaza North to celebrate our Simhat Torah honorees, Adrian Osian and Richard Schiff. We will provide you with the lightest weight Torah scrolls that we have, wrapped in special "PPE" which will be replaced for each of the 7 Hakafot (processions). Please bring your masks, and gloves if you wish.

Sukkot is called Z'man Simcha'teinu (the Season of our Happiness), so here's an article to give you a good laugh:  Foul-Mouthed Parrots to Return to Park, Possibly Reformed 

From the Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs:
Having a Safe Sukkot While Fighting Anti-Semitism
We hope you had a meaningful Yom Kippur. Now it is time to turn our attention to Sukkot.
In this year of the pandemic, you can still celebrate and enjoy Sukkot with family and guests, and with a little extra effort, you can virtually include many more at your table than you normally would. For the part of our Virtual Celebrations series focusing on Sukkot, the FJMC partnered with 2 for Seder, a non-profit founded in honor of Joyce Fienberg, one of the victims at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, by her daughter-in-law Marnie Fienberg to fight anti-semitism by including non-Jews in our celebrations. The FJMC conducted a webinar with Marnie and jointly prepared guides on all aspects of having a safe and meaningful Sukkot both at home and virtually, that you can find on our Virtual Celebrations webpage.
Without the FJMC, valuable Jewish programming might never occur. FJMC needs your financial support to in order to continue to create the important programs which keeps your men's Club vibrant. You can help preserve the significant impact the FJMC and its members have made on behalf of the Conservative Movement and World Jewry by making a pledge. Our movement depends on you! Become  a friend of the fjmc

Sukkot 101                                                                                                         
Beginning five days after Yom Kippur, Sukkot is named after the booths or huts (sukkot in Hebrew) in which Jews are supposed to dwell during this week-long celebration.            
Must-Know Sukkot Words and Phrases                                                              
 Key terms for the holidays of Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah.
What Happens in Synagogue on Sukkot                                                       
Highlights of the Sukkot Prayer Service
Seven Reasons For Sukkah Sitting                                                                  
Diverse sources on why we eat and sleep in the sukkah 
Ushpizin: Inviting in Our Ancestors on Sukkot                                                         
The custom of inviting our ancestors to join us in the sukkah has its roots in Jewish mysticism.              
The World Is a Sukkah                                                                                                
 In the midst of a pandemic, finding new meaning in Sukkot
We read the Book of Kohelet/Ecclesiastes on Sukkot/Sh'mini Atzeret. Explore it with Seminary Librarian and Talmud Professor, Dr. David Kramer. Pre-Registration is REQUIRED                         

How Are You? I really want to know.
Please reach out to me as I cannot possibly reach out to each of you. I welcome the opportunity for a quick check-in, for casual conversation or for something more serious.
Please call me or email me so we can arrange it. kas

Mi SheBayrach 
We make special prayers for those who are ill at every Shabbat Morning service and during our Monday & Thursday Minyanim. Since the onset of the pandemic, we have been adding a special Mi SheBayrach for those who have contracted the coronavirus. 
You can add a name (traditionally: Hebrew/Yiddish name and mother's Hebrew/Yiddish name, but we'll take English names and the names of those who are not Members of our Tribe) by calling or emailing me.
Or better yet: why not join us for the 9:00 am weekday morning minyan, and read the Psalm (in English) just before we include the name of your family member, friend or acquaintance in the Mi SheBayrach?

Torah Reading 
During the year a number of days were to be proclaimed as "holy convocations". This comprehensive list, taken from the Book of Leviticus, concludes with our holiday of Sukkot.
These days, on which no work is permitted, are listed in the Torah in the following order:
Shabbat: The first and last days of Passover - the springtime Feast of Unleavened Bread, also celebrates the Exodus from Egypt and the barley harvest.
Shavuot, which occurs fifty days from the second day of Passover. It commemorates the Revelation at Sinai
and celebrates the wheat harvest.
Rosh Hashanah - The New Year, accompanied by the Sounding of the shofar.
Yom Kippur - The Day of Atonement - a solemn day of fasting.
Sukkot - The Feast of Huts, marking the end of the agricultural year. Each year of this festival (except Shabbat) branches from three different trees and a citron are carried in procession. The eighth day, too, a separate holiday known as Sh'mini Atzeret, is a day of solemn rest.

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This Week's Yahrzeit Observances
We hope that our weekly listing of yahrzeit observances will serve 2 purposes:
1)     To remind those who have the yahrzeit for a second time, much closer to the date of the actual observance
2)     To alert friends and acquaintances that someone they know is observing a yahrzeit. We hope that you will show them your support by joining them at our (virtual) minyanim, and helping to assure that Kaddish can be recited with a minyan 

Helene Polinsky will be observing yahrzeit for her mother-in-law, Lillian Polinsky on Saturday evening, October 3rd
Tobey Lyden will be observing yahrzeit for her aunt, Hilda Ellis on Sunday evening, October 4th
Evelyn Baer will be observing yahrzeit for her mother, Doris Baer on Monday evening, October 5th
Alice Grodman will be observing yahrzeit for her father, Harry Lowe on Monday evening, October 5th
Otto Salmon will be observing yahrzeit for his mother, Paula Salmon on Tuesday evening, October 6th

Birthdays & Anniversaries
 Michael Hausman
 Debbie Shatz
 Gladys Gordon
 Florence New
 Mark Halpern

Karen & Craig Barnett
Irith & Arnold Insler

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Guided Prayer Service
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Rabbi's Weekly Class 
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Important/Interesting Reads
Who Are the Proud Boys?                               
Survey Finds Lack of Holocaust Knowledge among Adults under 40 Retired Turkish Admiral Touts Supremacy at Sea 
Bahrain's Rulers Are Eager for Close Ties With Israel. Bahrainis Are Not Bahrain's 'resistance': Despite the kingdom's decade-long decimation of dissent, there's clear opposition to normalization with Israel. Deeply-felt solidarity with the Palestinians is only part of the story. 
The Arab World Is Having a Jewish Revolution                                                                   
The real achievement of the Abraham Accords isn't geopolitical-it's cultural.          
Israeli Soccer Player Becomes First to Join an Arab Football League After UAE Club Move Arab-Israeli Diaa Saba, who plays for the Israeli national team, signs two-year contract with Dubai's Al-Nasr SC          

How "Free Zones" Became the Middle Eastern Diplomacy Tool of Choice Free trade zones have emerged at the forefront of Middle Eastern diplomacy, creating tangible, far-reaching economic benefits for everyone involved  

  Why the United States Shouldn't Sell Jets to the UAE     
Selling F-35s to the United Arab Emirates could give Russia access to U.S. technology and erode Israel's regional military edge.
Nearly 80 Years After the Babi Yar Massacre, Ukrainian Researchers Lift Victims Out of Anonymity
Beba's Story Tells of Jewish Life Before the Nazis
An exhibition based on the recently found autobiography of Beba Epstein, a fifth grader in Europe in the 1930s, has been posted online by the YIVO Institute.                 

This moving video features numerous JTS alums joining Black music ministers to perform the composer Richard Smallwood's "Total Praise," based on Psalm 121. The Cantors Assembly conceived the project as a way to build bridges among the Black and Jewish communities following the murder of George Floyd by police in May.

Jerusalem Ambulance Corps and Yom Kippur
Our Arab volunteers covered the ambulance shifts for our Jewish volunteers who were keeping Yom Kippur. East Jerusalem volunteers staffed 5 ambulances around Jerusalem to allow the Jewish volunteers to focus on praying during Yom Kippur. This is what United Hatzalah is all about. From staffing COVID hospitals to covering ambulance shifts so others can pray, this is true selflessness.

Israel to Hold U.S.-Mediated Talks with Lebanon on Sea Border

Israel Ushers in Yom Kippur with Record COVID Cases, Tight Restrictions and Government Apologies       

Sefardi Shas Party's Rabbinical Council Orders the Shut Down of Synagogues and Moving All Prayers Out of Doors 
In ultra-Orthodox Jerusalem, Yom Kippur Was Stronger Than the Virus           
 For the thousands packed into the grand Belz synagogue without masks on Yom Kippur, the coronavirus spreading is sacred self-sacrifice                     
Archaeologists May Have Deduced Exactly How Big a Biblical 'Handbreadth' Is Based on over 300 biblical-era pottery jars with a surprising thing in common and U.S. Army orders for gloves, Israeli archaeologists solve ancient mystery                                                                  

BDS / Anti-Semitism / anti-Zionism              
 A Jewish Senator Blasts Republicans for Burying a Bill that Would Target Domestic White Supremacist Terrorists. The bill passed the House unanimously 
At Trial, Jewish Victims of 2015 Paris Attack Ask: Why the Hatred? 

Lawfare Project and Big Tech 'Deplatform' Anti-Israel Activities on Campus, Besting 'Academic Freedom' Excuses
The Jewish civil rights organization Lawfare Project successfully deployed a new tactic - 'deplatforming' - to prevent a convicted terrorist from speaking on an academic-sanctioned webinar to San Francisco State students. Supported by a coalition of Jewish and pro-Israel groups, Lawfare Project informed video-chat service Zoom that it could violate a federal law by allowing two-time hijacker Leila Khaled to address SFSU students over its platform. The statute states it is unlawful to provide "material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization." Khaled has repeatedly promoted "the murder of Israelis and Zionists," and is a confirmed member of the U.S.-designated terror group PFLP.
After intensive dialogue and a follow-up protest outside Zoom headquarters, the platform canceled the webinar. SFSU professor Rabab Abdulhadi, who has a record of anti-Israel activism, swiftly moved the event to Facebook, but the social media giant heeded Lawfare Project's advice and blocked the event. Abdulhadi then moved to YouTube, but platform-owner Google terminated the broadcast midstream after speaking to Lawfare Project. Throughout the episode, SFSU president Lynn Mahoney condemned the glorification of terrorism, violence against civilians and hateful ideologies including antisemitism - while repeatedly defending the event by invoking a "commit[ment] to academic freedom."
Mahoney also met with a Jewish group on campus and attended a Vigil for Victims of Terror. Hosted by San Francisco Hillel and co-sponsored by local ADL, JCRC, Federation offices, and SFSU diversity and inclusion groups, the event featured a recorded account of Khaled's second hijacking by the pilot whose daring thwarted her attack. Beyond SFSU, the issue of fighting online antisemitism is gaining international momentum. A bipartisan congressional delegation announced the creation of a new global inter-parliamentary task force to combat digital antisemitism. And, an international team of scientists and historians announced a project to stop the spread of online antisemitism via artificial intelligence.

Congress Members Join Global Task Force to Combat Online anti-Semitism 

Columbia and Univ. of Illinois Pass BDS Measures During Jewish High Holidays, Hastening Disenfranchisement of Jewish Students
The student governments of Columbia University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign passed measures in the last week calling on their schools to divest from companies that do business with Israel. That the measures passed is not surprising - students at Columbia have tried to pass measures supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel three times in the last four years; this is the student government at Univ. of Illinois's second BDS measure to pass this year.
Worrying some Jewish organizations and students, however, is the timing of the votes - during the holy 10-day period between two of the most important Jewish holidays - Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. "It's not a coincidence. It's not an accident," the executive director of Israel on Campus Coalition said. "It's a fairly common tactic. Israel's detractors have an interest in shutting out Jewish voices. Over the last four years, BDS votes or demonstrations took place during Jewish holidays - or over the Sabbath, when observers cannot attend - at schools including: the University of Michigan, the University of Indianapolis, Portland State University, City University of New York and Ohio State University.

Anti-Israel Claims of Ethnic Cleansing Have No Place in the Columbia Spectator    

NYU to Revise Discrimination Policy following Anti-Semitic Activity on Campus                                                    
Far-right Activists Stage anti-Semitic Hate Speech Incidents in Scandinavia on Yom Kippur                

German Police Threaten Israeli with Crime for Show of Israeli Flag         
German Muslims call young Israeli musician a 'Nazi,' police said she provoked demonstrators and was ordered to leave   

Iran / Syria / Hezbollah
Iranian Chess Referee Who Ditched her Country Over Hijab Reveals Jewish Roots    
Shohreh Bayat, seeking asylum in the UK, tells Telegraph that for many years she hid the fact that her paternal grandmother was a Jew who arrived in Iran from Azerbaijan                  
Netanyahu Tells UN Hezbollah Has Missile Plant Near Gas Company  

The Palestinians

Welcome to a Brand-New Middle East                                                             
Israel's pacts with the UAE and Bahrain go far beyond the tenuous "cold peace" with Egypt and Jordan. They could even help end the conflict with the Palestinians.                                  
Former Saudi Official: Palestinians Have Lost a Significant Part of Popular Sympathy  

Palestinian Terrorist Wanted in 1982 Paris Jewish Restaurant Bombing to Be Extradited from Norway to France

Pop Culture 
 Is Shrek Jewish?
It's a question the Jewish internet has been speculating on for a while, so we decided to investigate.         

The Canadian sitcom co-created by Jewish father-and-son duo Eugene and Dan Levy made history.       
Just How Jewish Are the Top 500 Albums of All Time? 
Lenny Kravitz Talks About his Jewish Upbringing                                                    
"I am deeply two-sided," Kravitz said in his memoir, according to the New York Times. "Black and white. Jewish and Christian. Manhattanite and Brooklynite."                                        
For National Coffee Day, the Secret Jewish History of the Coffee Cup 
Helen Reddy - She was a Jewish Woman; Hear her Roar 

Join us for our next live webinar on Monday, 5th October at 9:30am where we're going to have live bird ringing from the Nili and David Jerusalem Bird Observatory and Manomet Inc, a bird observatory in Plymouth Mass. You'll see birds migrating along Earth's two major flyways.

Over 145 conversations and 50,000 registrations -  B'yachad Together: Spirited by American Jewish University is jumping into the new year in full swing. As we enter week 30 of the pandemic, we continue to deliver original content designed to captivate, ignite and advance ideas, spark thought-provoking dialogue and debate, and capture the insights of faculty and friends.
We are grateful that you are on this journey with us. 
This week we welcome Nissim Black, an American-Israeli rapper with a telling story of his personal Jewish journey, Rav Avram Mlotek, a young, rabbinic innovator answering all of your Jewish questions, and Joy Ladin, the first openly transgender professor at an Orthodox Jewish institution. 
We look forward to seeing you online. 

From Gangs 2 God: The Evolution of Nissim Black, Performance & Conversation
Born as a Muslim in Seattle, Nissim Black converted to Christianity at the age of 14 and by 2011 he was on his way to becoming an Orthodox Jew. Changing his name from Damian to Nissim, appropriately meaning miracles, this American-Israeli rapper is lighting up the music scene and making miracles happen around the world. Join us as he shares his story of finding meaning and making space in the Jewish world, as well as a sneak peek to his new single. 

Why Do Jews Do That?
30 Questions Your Rabbi Never Answered 
Abraham Joshua Heschel taught that the most essential task of a Jew is to "seek the questions" rather than the answers. Join two, young rabbinic innovators: Rav Avram Mlotek, co-founder of BASE - a new movement, now spread across nine cities to welcome young adults into Jewish life through open homes and open hearts, and AJU's Vice President for Jewish Engagement, Rabbi Adam Greenwald, for a conversation between friends about asking and answering big Jewish questions.

Welcoming The Souls of Strangers:
A Conversation with Joy Ladin 
As the first openly transgender professor at an Orthodox Jewish institution, Joy Ladin knows firsthand how complex it can be for institutions and communities to respond to and embrace those they see as different. A well-known poet, literary scholar, and public speaker, she has empowered many with her personal journey of integrity and resilience.
Don't miss this conversation with AJU's Rabbi Dr. Gail Labovitz, scholar of rabbinics and Jewish law, as they explore the questions that we all share of how to find your own place in this vast and complicated tradition.

Jews and the Hospitality Industry:
A Conversation with Jason Pomeranc
During the holiday of Sukkot, we invite guests to dwell and share a space with us. It comes as no surprise that Jews play an influential role in the hotel and hospitality industry.
Jason Pomeranc, Hotelier and Lifestyle Consultant for Sixty Hotels, son of Holocaust survivors, knows the evolution of how this phenomenon came to be. Join a conversation as he shares insight on the hotel industry of yesteryear and what will be in the future in a post-pandemic culture.

The Relationship Between Law and Ethics 
This course delves into the relationship between law and ethics, through a Jewish lens. Students will study and discuss the theory of law, Jewish law as a living organism, motivations to live by Jewish law, comparisons to American law, and the interactions of morality, theology, and custom within Jewish and American law.
Note: This seminar is approved for MCLE General Education credit by the State Bar of California. Each week is 1.5 credits. Attend all 4 weeks and earn 6 credits.

The Evolution of the Jewish Conservative Political Narrative 
What are the religious roots, historical foundations, and political and philosophical commitments of Jewish political conservatism? Join this session to learn more and discuss present and future. 
AJU continues to respond to the needs of our world by keeping our students learning and our community connected.

Wednesday, October 7 at 12:00 PM ET
Hosted by Jeremy Stein and Wendi Fried

Register here.
There's nothing like a good niggun to get a congregation participating in full voice. It's been said that while Hazzanut is the art of the cantor, niggunim is the art of the people. Well we're going to be exploring the art of the people like we've never done before on SongSwap. And, as always, everyone is invited to participate.

We always invite a few people to share ahead of time, but we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE when people reach out to us and offer to share something. So, if you have a great niggun that you'd like to share, let us know ASAP.

We know there are more niggunim out there than we could ever possibly have time to cover in 1000 sessions, but we have to start somewhere!

Sunday, October 25 at 2:00 PM ET (Special Time)
Listening Room: International Edition
10 Dazzling UK Cantors, Part 1
Register here.
Tune in to a rare CA international presentation on 10 dazzling cantors who graced the reading desks of UK synagogues. The program will be introduced by European Cantors Association Convener Alex Klein and presented by renowned Chazanut expert David R Prager. It will include an array of rare, beautiful recordings and photographs.
Featuring to hazzanut of: Simon Hass, Shlomo Hershman, Pinchas Feibenblum, Philip Copperman, Moshe Preis, Naftali Halter, Avraham Hillman, Moshe Korn, Yaacov Goldstein, Simcha Koussevitzky and Johnny Gluck.
And don't miss part 2 on Sunday, November 1 at 2:00 PM

About the presenters:
Alex Klein, convener of the European Cantors Association was born in London into a house filled with cantorial music. Within easy reach of his home were numerous synagogues blessed with cantors of renown. His love of chazanut drew him to organise many concerts and shabbatot chazanut introducing many talented chazanim to the UK over a span of nearly 50 years. He is a sought after speaker and lecturer on synagogue and cantorial music. He lives with his wife Yvonne in Manchester.
David R Prager was born in Manchester. He has studied the music and biographies of the cantors of the 20th and 21st centuries. He is in demand as an accompanist at cantorial concerts due to his ability to play all the most famous cantorial compositions in a key appropriate to the voice of the soloist. A chemist by profession, he pursued a prestigious senior management career and pension fund chairmanship in multinational corporations. He lives with his wife Jill in Surbiton.
Starts Monday, October 26 at 8:00 PM ET
All New Series from
The Cantors Assembly
The Milken Archive of Jewish Music: The American Experience
The UCLA Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music

Register here.
As lovers of Jewish music, you probably already know what a groundbreaking and important contribution The Milken Archive of Jewish Music: The American Experience has already made to the Jewish world. What you may not have known is that many of the Conservative Movement's most prominent cantors, CA members all, recorded extensively for that years-long project.

For eight weeks, starting on Monday, October 26 at 8:00 PM ET, we'll be bringing you their stories and their music. Cantors on Record will feature live interviews with the artists and the music they recorded along with archival photos.

Hosted by Hazzan Elizabeth Shammash - who will also be our first guest along with Dr. Jeff Janeczko, Curator of The Milken Archive - and Dr. Mark Kligman, Director of The Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music and Mickey Katz Endowed Chair in Jewish Music of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, Cantors on Record picks up where our recent Stories of Music program left off.

You'll get to meet and hear from such luminaries as Hazzanim Shammash, Alberto Mizrahi, Roz Barak, Rafi Frieder, Meir Finkelstein, Charles Osborne, Simon Spiro and Aaron Bensoussan.

We are thrilled to be continuing our collaboration with The UCLA Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music and The Milken Archive for Jewish Music: The American Experience, and we hope that you enjoy and share this program with your fellow lovers of Jewish music.

Israeli Culture in North America
Thursday, October 1, 2020

NSCMF's Onstage/Offstage Concerts and Conversations Series
The North Shore Chamber Music Festival presents "onstage/offstage": a new concert and conversation series presented live-in-person at PianoForte Chicago and by livestream through the NSCMF website. The exploratory series includes Jewish and Israeli music and the world premiere of an NSCMF commission by celebrated composer Avner Dorman.

Still in Motion: An Israeli Artist Exhibit | Oct 8, 7pm & 8:30pm ET
An exhibit of eight Israeli photographers organized by Hadassah Backman and Mattan Sharvit. In person/virtual event

Kosher Beach | Through Oct 8, 12pm
A short drive from the Orthodox city Bnei Brak, "Kosher Beach" is a gated and secluded beach with dedicated days for women and men to bathe separately - until the day the Rabbis try to close the beach. What will the women do? Will they give in or fight? Watch for free.

JoyceStream: Calling Glenn | Through Oct 19
Choreographer Danielle Agami, former Batsheva Dance Company member, founded the LA-based dance company Ate9 in 2012. In her work "Calling Glenn," a collaboration with Wilco percussionist Glenn Kotche, nine dancers inhabit an aurally colorful landscape with distinctive humor and virtuosity. Photo: Cheryl Mann Productions.

Woodstock International Film Festival | Through Oct 4
Find Noa Osheroff's hilarious Sofa So Good and Dekel Berenson's poignant Anna between a long list of shorts and features available at the upcoming online edition of Woodstock International Film Festival. Photo (Soda So Good): Nir Arieli.

Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players | Oct 19, 2pm & 7:30pm ET
Roni Gal-Ed will be featured in Randall Thompson's Suite and Marion Bauer's Concertino. In person event. In collaboration with The Office of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in New York.

God of the Piano
Anat has never been able to reach her father's musical standards, and now her family's hope of producing a musical prodigy rests on her unborn son. When the baby is born deaf, she resorts to extreme measures. "Rarely does a debut feature showcase a talent so fully formed" Glenn Kenny, The New York Times.

Baruch PAC Presents Israeli-American Pianist Yael Weiss | Oct 1-18
Baruch PAC presents Israeli-American pianist Yael Weiss, performing music by Beethoven and premieres of works from her "32 Bright Clouds" project. Concert streams online October 1-18; Join Ms. Weiss online on October 6 for live discussion (limited admission). Photo: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco.

Apple TV+ first non-english speaking original is the story of Tamar, a Mossad hacker-agent who infiltrates Tehran under a false identity to help destroy Iran's nuclear reactor. But when her mission fails and she's trapped in a new life, Tamar must plan an operation that will place everyone dear to her in jeopardy.

Shape on Us
This work by choreographer Sharon Fridman and under the artistic direction of Noa Wertheim, is not just choreography, but a result of an ongoing engagement by Vertigo Dance Company and the disabled community. Photo by Yoel Levy.

Celebrate the New Year with the Israeli Opera
Join America-Israel Friendship League for a New Year concert with the Israeli Opera, performing a variety of holiday musical selections featuring: David Sebba, Musical Director, Raanana Symphonette Orchestra, Goni, Knaani, Anat Czarny, Daniella Skorka and Tal Ganor.

IPO Digital Chamber Music Series | Sundays, 2pm
The inaugural program will feature Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in A major, with clarinetist Ron Selka, violinists Saida Bar-Lev and Sivann Maayani, violist Amir van der Hal and cellist Emanuele Silvestri.