Recapping our Mother's Day Brunch & Concert
We filled our community room with lots of love and beautiful music courtesy of South Bend Symphony Orchestra's Symphony-to-Go.
From Diane Sarnat (Temple Beth-El member):
Many things as individuals keep us from seeing each other. However, on Sunday, May 14, community members gathered together at the Jewish Federation of St. Joseph Valley to celebrate Mother’s Day and to share the beautiful spring day as a community. The South Bend Symphony Orchestra String Quartet provided a wonderful performance of music of Jewish Composers. Some of the composers included Aaron Copland, Barbara Streisand, Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin and Fanny Mendelssohn, among others. Attendees of all ages also enjoyed an elegant luncheon. The diverse menu was presented beautifully with a variety of tastes for all ages.
A “Mother’s Day Brunch and Concert” was supported by the Craig and Carol Kapson Cultural and Performing Arts Fund. It was also supported by the Kurt and Tessye Simon Foundation of Temple Beth-El.
The Jewish Federation Community Room was filled completely with many generations of families including small children, parents and grandparents. Laughter, conversation and overall feelings of warmth, filled the room. Everyone enjoyed the feelings of coming together to share the day. This was a special event that brought together members of the community in a caring celebration.
From Barbara Lerman (Hebrew Orthodox Congregation member):
The program Sunday was a tremendous success. The food, presentation and music were outstanding. It was a wonderful vehicle for getting our diverse community to come together and just have fun.
Most important, I want you to know that the Federation’s genuine enthusiasm, sensitivity and energy is a great gift to this community.
From Sarah Lotter (Sinai Synagogue member):
What an incredible experience we had at this year’s Mother’s Day brunch and concert! For so many different reasons, this holiday can bring a lot of emotions and for some, feelings of dread. Having this event on our calendar was the perfect way to honor and celebrate the women we know and love.
The food was incredible, thank you for making everything so special! My son, Morrie, even suggested the cake looked too pretty to eat! I can hardly put into words what we felt when the music started! The South Bend Symphony String Quartet absolutely captivated us, and we thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Jewish composers in between songs.
It was a special event and I’m grateful to the Federation for sharing this with our community!