Rabbi Sobel’s scenic backyard is an ideal setting for a lovely summer garden concert.
I love to entertain congregants at my home. It’s a wonderful opportunity for creating community and friendships in a relaxed and intimate setting. My beautiful backyard provides an ideal backdrop for hosting different types of events.
In July of 2015, Temple Isaiah hosted a delightful evening “Garden Concert” in my backyard. Everyone brought their own picnic dinner and appetizers and desserts to share. Our own talented congregants, Karen Rose (flute), Allison Aldrich (clarinet) and Sarah Weber (violin), treated us to an extraordinary concert. It was a truly magical evening!
Preparing the centerpieces with flowers from my garden
Allison Aldrich, Vladimir Smagin, Karen Rose
Our fabulous congregational musicians: Karen Rose, Allison Aldrich and Sarah Weber
My garden as viewed from the top of the hill
Cindy Braun and Arnie Katz
Cantor Scott and Sharon Harris
My best helper, Ana
Our trio plays from the top of the hill, with the most phenomenal acoustics!
Cindy Braun and Pam Diamon
Sarah Weber is a whole head taller than me.
Schmoozing prior to the concert
Allison Aldrich and Karen Rose
Allan and Cindy Braun