"Remember Us Unto Life" is a one-hour celebration of Rosh Hashanah, The Jewish New Year, and Yom Kippur, The Day of Atonement - eight days known as the Jewish High Holidays.
"Remember Us Unto Life" takes the form of a conversation between Rabbi Ismar Schorsch, Chancellor Emeritus of the Jewish Theological Seminary and host Larry Josephson, a secular Jew who wants to know more about the religion of his grandparents. Josephson asks simple questions. Rabbi Schorsch responds in ways that are accessible but sophisticated and historically accurate. Dr. Schorsch's style is warm and radio friendly.
These specials have found a wide audience among Jews of all levels of observance and education, as well as Gentiles who have found the program very informative. (50% of non-Orthodox Jews are intermarried.)
Rabbi Schorsch talks about the history, liturgy and meaning in our time of these ancient holidays, the most solemn on the Jewish calendar.The conversation is illustrated and elevated with beautiful music of the High Holidays, including "Kol Nidre", which is traditionally sung in the synagogue at the beginning of the Yom Kippur service. The music was selected by Cantor Marcia Tilchin, our Associate Producer and Music Consultant.
"Remember Us Unto Life" is funded by grants from Billie & Larry Tisch and the Tisch Foundation, The Kaplen Foundation, The Louis Finkelstein Fund of JTS, Edwin A. Goodman and Saul & Stanley Zabar and Zabar's.