Cantor Stephen Dubov z”l Memorial Concert
From Broadway to Boca!
Join Congregation B’nai Israel as we celebrate the 9th Annual Cantor Stephen Dubov z”l Memorial Concert featuring Cantor Patti Linsky with cantorial performances by Stephanie Shore, Sarah Freudenberger, Lori Shapiro and Michelle Auslander Cohen. Accompanying Cantor Patti Linsky will be pianist Alan Mason.
Sunday, February 19
Reserved Benefactor Seats – $100
Preferred Admission – $36
General Admission – $18
Student Admission – $10
Cantor Patti Linsky is the Cantor Emerita of Temple Ahavat Shalom in Northridge, California where she served as Clergy to the congregation for nearly twenty-five years. Prior to Temple Ahavat Shalom, for five years the Cantor was Cantorial Soloist at Temple Beth Torah in Ventura, California.
Cantor Linsky graduated from the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. In 1993, she received her Cantorial Certification from the Hebrew Union College- Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music. Active in our national Reform Jewish community, she is a member of the American Conference of Cantors, where she is currently a mentor to new cantors, and has served as adjunct professor at the Academy of Jewish Religion.
Cantor Linsky grew up in South Miami, where she attended Temple Judea. She was inspired by Cantor Rita Shore, who is Cantor Stephanie Shore’s Mom, and was the first female to share the pulpit with a rabbi in the United States as clergy. Her exquisite voice touched Patti’s heart the way no one else had before. It was during this crucial time in Patti’s Jewish identity that she met Steve Dubov, (Z”l) and his family. Steve and Patti stayed friends through their love of music, which carried them to both the University Of Miami School Of Music and the Cantorate. He was incredibly talented, heartfelt and hilarious. To be with all of you this afternoon, and honoring his loving memory through the graciousness of his loving parents, Joan and David is truly a blessing.
In 4th grade, she learned to play guitar, and Patti became active in the Junior Choir, was the music teacher and went on to become Junior Cantor of the congregation. Later went on to be one of SEFTY and Camp Coleman’s first Songleaders, which she believes heavily influenced her decision to become a Jewish professional.
Cantor Linsky is an Artist/Scholar- In- Residence, touring the nation by concertizing and teaching, as well as performing her unique one woman show, Altar EGO. Themed with songs and stories of recovery and redemption, Patti’s mission is to spread the message through these weekends that each of us is made “B’tzelem Elohim”, in the image of God, knowing that we are imperfectly perfect and more than enough.
Cantor Linsky is a published author (Shades of Blue, in which her essay “God’s Perfect Child” is featured). She remains active in the Jewish community as a freelance Cantor officiating at both High Holy Day and Shabbat services, lifecycle events, performing in concerts, as a singer-songwriter-humorist, and a recording artist.
Cantor Linsky is humbled and grateful to be a part of Congregation B’nai Israel and Temple Beth El’s Broadway Concert, honoring Cantor Stephen Dubov (z’l)
Patti lives in Valley Village with her wonderful husband and has two incredible children.
You can learn more about her at www.pattilinsky.com
Alan Mason is a graduate of the University of Miami, where he received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree, and the Manhattan School of Music, where he received the Bachelor of Music.and Master of Music degrees. Alan was the Director of Music at Temple israel of Greater Miami from 1991 to 2017, and was appointed Musical Director Emeritus in 2017. In 2014 Alan retired from Barry University where he was a tenured Associate Professor of Music. In 2015 Alan was installed as the President of the Guild of Temple Musicians, and he performs regularly at conferences of the Cantors Assembly and the American Conference of Cantors. Alan is the founding director of HaZamir Miami, a chapter of HaZamir: The International Jewish High School Choir.