“Close your eyes and listen. Better yet, open your mouth and sing. Let our cantors uplift, comfort, and soothe your soul in worship. Music will open the door to your heritage and extend a bridge to your future.”Cantor Azi Schwartz
Music to Your Ears
From generation to generation we celebrate our past and invest in the future through music. The Music Center is proud to continue the synagogue’s long tradition of commissioning liturgical works by inviting accomplished composers to write for our services. Most of the pieces on these albums were composed in recent years.
Our worship evolves with new liturgical settings that accommodate the musical sensibilities of our generation. From innovative instrumentations to a novel pace, from using Sephardi expressions to singing prayers in English, we build on our heritage and draw meaning from it.
Shapiro AUDIO ARCHIVES
The Rita and George M. Shapiro Audio Archive is a repository of recordings of religious services, lectures, and concerts that took place in Park Avenue Synagogue’s historic sanctuary between 1954 and 2004.