The 27th Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow Through The Lens of Weronika Suchodolsha
Contemporary cantors’ choirs draw on the biblical tradition of the Levites who played the important role of singers in the Jerusalem Temple. Psalm 122 belongs to the fifteen Psalms which are called “the songs of steps” or “the songs of ascents” (Shir hamaalot in Hebrew). One of the most outstanding choirs, Kolot Min Hashamayim in memory of Shoshana Zilberstein conducted by Maestro Rafael Biton and the accompanying cantors Tzudik Greenwald, Berel Tzuker and Moshe Fishel took the audience back to Jerusalem at its best, the time of the Temple.
Maestro Rafael Biton – conductor, student of Elli Yaffe; founder of the Malachim Music School and Kolot Min Hashamayim in Memory of Shoshana Zilberstein Choir.
Cantor Moshe Fishel– graduate of Tel Aviv Cantorial Institute, he furthered his studies under the famed conductor of the Great Synagogue in Jerusalem, Eli Yaffe. He was appointed Chief Cantor of the Main Synagogue of Munich and of Melbourne. He performs around the world together with the best cantors and composers of the young generation.
About the Artist/Photographer: Weronika Suchodolsha
Since 2010 Weronika is a staff photographer of Israeli school and adult delegations to Jewish memorial sites in Poland. She also photographs Jewish families visiting Poland for roots trips providing photo documentation of the journeys.