Schorr

New Riffs On The New Year

As worshipers demand fresh approaches, more congregations are improvising and experimenting with High Holiday services.

08/27/2013
Staff Writer
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One night a year ago Jamie Schorr, a jazz devotee, and his wife descended a staircase to a basement club in the West Village. The couple stepped inside the low-ceilinged room, took a seat at one of the benches arranged around the dimly lit room and noticed a drummer, pianist and bass player onstage.

Rabbi Steven Blane, left, marks the High Holy Days with a jazz service sponsored by his Sim Shalom synagogue.
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