A taste of tradition; a connection to culture


South County Hebrew School views “Fiddler”

Thanks to the funding from The Gertrude Solomon Education Fund and the organizational skills of Sheri Snow, South County Hebrew School Chairperson, SCHS students were treated to a theatrical adventure. They attended the matinee performance of the classic musical “Fiddler on the Roof,” on October 27, presented by The Community Players of Pawtucket.

Students loved the music, marveled at the cultural and historical events depicted and felt their Jewish connection to “Tradition.”  Bobbi Lefokowitz, who was there with her adult daughter, Sheri, and one of her grandchildren, could not say enough about how wonderful the play was for her on so many levels.  She said this was a longtime favorite play of hers, and her daughter remembered as a child how her mother played the music at home nonstop.  Bobbi said that Tevya was superb and could have done those “’biddy biddy bom boms’ on Broadway!” 

Elyssa Axelrod, who attended with her grandmother, Ethel Axelrod, said she had heard from her grandmother about the kind of things they saw in the play that happened to her relatives, but seeing this play made what she had heard very real. She said her grandmother really liked it too, but she cried during the play as it touched her memories of relatives long gone.

Shelley Parness is the corresponding secretary and a member of the ritual committee at Congregation Beth David, a Conservative synagogue in Narragansett, and a teacher in the South County Hebrew School

For more information on Congregation Beth David, call 789-3437 or visit cbdri.org.