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Cantor's Concert with the Maccabeats

Sunday, May 22, 2022 21 Iyyar 5782

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Please note, online ticket sales are now closed but walk-in ticket sales are welcome.

Click here to check out the music of the Maccabeats.


Beth El’s May 22 Cantor’s Concert will Feature the Maccabeats, America’s Premiere Jewish A Cappella Group
by Hazzan Michael Krausman

“Bringing Back the Beat to Beth El” is the tag line of our upcoming Cantor’s Concert featuring the Maccabeats, America’s Premiere Jewish A Cappella Group. The event will take place live and in person in Beth El’s beautiful newly renovated sanctuary on Sunday, May 22, at 4:00 pm.

As their website notes: “the Maccabeats have entertained and inspired hundreds of audiences worldwide, from Alabama to (New) Zealand and everywhere in between. Using nothing more than the unadulterated human voice, a clean-cut presentation and a little Jewish humor, this unique group of singers is able to connect with fans of all backgrounds and ages.”

As in the past, proceeds from the concert will go to benefit the Seth Rich Memorial Camp Scholarship Fund which enables students to attend Jewish summer camps of every denomination. Jewish summer camping is fertile ground that nurtures and develops Jewish spirit, identity and commitment. Buying a ticket or sponsoring this event not only will provide you with an unforgettable afternoon of entertainment, but constitutes an investment in our future communal leadership.

It is most appropriate that this effort is presented in memory of Seth Rich. Seth Rich was part of our Beth El family. He attended Camp Ramah in Wisconsin for six years, participated in the Ramah Seminar in Israel and served as a staff member in Wisconsin for two years. Seth also attended Camp Sabra for one year. He was an outstanding example of how attending Jewish summer camps can benefit the individual, our community and the entire country.

Concert chairs Mary & Joel Rich and Pam & Bruce Friedlander, together with the entire team at Beth El are working hard to produce this outstanding concert. While individual tickets start at $18, there are a variety of sponsorships available. Click here to purchase tickets and find links to some of the Maccabeats’ amazing songs. You can also email me at hazzankrausman@bethel-omaha.org, or call the Beth El synagogue office at 402-492-8550 for more information.

As Cantor of Beth El, I have a threefold goal in producing these annual concerts: to provide an outstanding and unique Jewish musical experience for the Omaha community, to establish Beth El as a premier venue for concerts of Jewish music, and to ensure that any student that wants to go to summer camp can go. The Maccabeats check all the boxes and more!

Loraine Reszick from the Levite JCC of Birmingham, Alabama, wrote: “The performance was absolutely amazing, and my email-in box has been totally flooded with compliments and rave reviews — all for the Maccabeats. “Y’all are not only incredibly talented but you also have a dynamism and charisma which the audience can definitely feel!”

I first heard the Maccabeats live in concert at as part of the Florida Panthers Hannukah celebration several years ago. The thousands who attended the game were thrilled by their exciting and captivating performance – I became an instant fan! With their upbeat, exciting, and engaging style, the Maccabeats promise to have you and the entire audience tapping your feet, singing along and dancing in the aisles.

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