ONLINEAnnual Morris and Edith Hollender Memorial “Tish”

March 3, 2023 Waltham $5.00 - $48.00
Hankus Netsky (Courtesy photo)
Dr. Hankus Netsky (Courtesy photo)

We present the Annual Morris and Edith Hollender Memorial Tish, “Shabes in Upper Remety,” hosted by Dr. Hankus Netsky, co-chair of New England Conservatory’s Contemporary Musical Arts Program and founder and director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band. This year’s event will be both live and virtual, featuring a special kosher Persian dinner in anticipation of the upcoming Purim holiday.

This event honors the memory of the late Morris Hollender, Temple Beth Israel’s long-time baal-tefile (lay religious leader) and Torah reader, who passed away in 2014 and his wife Edith Hollender who passed away in 2020.

Auschwitz concentration camp survivors, the Hollenders came to the Boston area from Czechoslovakia in 1967. Temple Beth Israel honors the Hollenders each year by hosting a “tish” (a community sing around a table) featuring melodies that Mr. Hollender learned as a child in the Munkacs region of Eastern Czechoslovakia and that he shared generously with TBI members during his time in the U.S. His repertoire has now become a staple among musicians involved in the contemporary international resurgence of Eastern European Jewish musical culture.

Once again at this year’s event, Dr. Hankus Netsky will be joined by members of the New England Conservatory’s Jewish Music Ensemble and Phyllis Werlin, a member of Temple Beth Israel, and other congregants, who will help lead the singing.

Services begin at 6:30pm and dinner will follow around 7:30pm. To register for dinner use the button below or call the Temple office at 781 894 5146.

Parking is available.  The synagogue is also accessible via commuter rail from North Station, the #70 Bus from Central Sq, Cambridge and Watertown Square the #553 Bus from Newton and for Brandeis students via the Brandeis shuttle from campus to Hannaford’s parking lot.)

The Tish will also be available on Zoom using this link.

TBI also provides a website dedicated to Morris Hollender’s musical and cultural legacy, available at

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Friday, March 3, 2023, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Temple Beth Israel
25 Harvard St
Waltham, MA 02453
$20.00 Per adult for dinner
$48.00 Per family for dinner
$5.00 For just the Tisch

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