Message from Head of School
On Friday evenings at summer camp, we would dress in white to welcome Shabbat. After services, we would go to the Chader Ochel (dining hall) for Shabbat dinner. With Shabbat candles on every table, we would sing the Shalom Aleichem prayer and then, at least at my camp, we would sing “Sabbath Prayer” from “Fiddler on the Roof.”
Every time I hear that melody, I think about those summers and I feel a deep sense of community, wholeness, and love.
"Fiddler on the Roof" - based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem (the pen-name of the great writer, Solomon Rabinovitch) made its Broadway debut in 1964 - the same year that Stephen S. Wise Temple was founded. The songs of "Fiddler on the Roof" have touched the hearts of millions of people and its story - our story of tradition and change - remains as relevant now as ever.
It’s not too late to join us for the Wise School production of “Fiddler” which opens Saturday night. The spring musical is generously supported by Annual Giving. Click here for tickets and allow our Wise School students to transport you to the world of Sholom Aleichem.