Cantors ensemble to perform

HOWELL — The nationally renowned New Jersey Cantors Concert Ensemble will perform at Congregation Ahavat Olam, 106 Windeler Road, Howell, on Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. The Hanukkah concert will celebrate the completion of a new synagogue building that opened in September.

The New Jersey Cantors Concert Ensemble will perform a full-length concert of Jewish choral music and solo cantorial music of the synagogue. Many of the selections are modern, upbeat and even humorous.

Cantor David Amar of Congregation Ahavat Olam, who is a member of the ensemble, will perform in the concert along with the Congregation Ahavat Olam children’s choir.

According to a press release, the New Jersey Cantors Concert Ensemble is the world’s first choir of men and women cantors.

Members of the ensemble include cantors of Conservative, Reform and Reconstructionist synagogues in northern and central New Jersey. The funds raised at their concerts go toward scholarship assistance for cantorial students at the Jewish Theological Seminary, Hebrew Union College- Jewish Institute of Religion and the Academy for Jewish Religion.

For information or to purchase tickets for the Dec. 5 concert, contact Congregation Ahavat Olam at 732-363-5190 or by email at