Schedule on the Jerusalem Stage (subject to change):
Dedicated In Loving Memory to Lynn Goldovitz
10:00 AM OPENING CEREMONIES
Jeff Bigman, Jewish Heritage Festival President
Governor Ron DeSantis [Invited]
Congressman Michael Waltz, 26th District [Invited]
Bill Partington, Mayor of Ormond Beach
Chief Godfrey, Ormond Beach Police Department
Sheriff Mike Chitwood, Volusia County
Marvin Miller, President, Jewish Federation of Volusia & Flagler Counties
Debbie Kruck-Forrester, Ormond Strong
PRESENTATION OF THE COLORS
Mainland High School AFJROTC Color Guard, Major Michael J. Miglioranzi, Instructor
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
UNITED STATES & ISRAELI NATIONAL ANTHEMS
Cantor Nina Fine
RETIREMENT OF THE COLORS
Rabbi S. David Kane
Jeffrey Bigman, Jewish Heritage Festival President
Shofar Blowing…Murray Steinberg
Cantor Nina Fine, Mistress of Ceremonies
Hazan in major synagogues from TX to NY, songwriter, musician, managing our stage this year!
Introduction of Grand Sponsors & Corporate Sponsors
10:30 AM “Miriam” Dance by Judith Cornell
A creative interpretation of our Jewish matriarch, our original tribal dancer
11:00 AM Rabbi Bruce Benson – Headliner
Alone or with his band, Benson’s performances are always events that generate energy, excitement and a creative look at Jewish music in the present and in the future.
12:00 PM “Miriam” Dance by Judith Cornell
12:30 PM Introduction of Biblical Characters
1:00 PM Goldovitz & Friends
From Kelzmer to Shabbat Rock, you will hear a unique Jewish sound here. Authentic and gutsy, Joe and Friends will both charm and excite you with their variety of lyrics and sounds.
2:00 PM Jubilation – “Peace, love and harmony”
Two guitars and four part harmony vocals are their specialties and includes traditional Jewish songs with new melodies (arranged by the group) pop, folk, gospel and blue grass.
3:00 PM Goldovitz & Friends
4:00 PM Jubilation
4:50 PM Closing Thank You!…Jeff Bigman
2022 Festival Acts Appearing On Stage (subject to change):
Master of Ceremonies
Cantor Nina Fine
Prior to becoming a cantor in 2016, Cantor Nina Fine was a professional vocalist. She has graced the stage in some of the nation’s most prestigious venues including: Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, City Center, Symphony Space, The Kimmel Center, The Academy of Music, The Mann Center, The Kennedy Center and The National Cathedral.
She currently works as a freelance Cantor and Educator at six different synagogues in the Orlando area, including Temple Beth El/Temple Israel in Ormond Beach! She conducts personalized inclusive life cycle events and runs an independent online Hebrew School for unaffiliated families. Cantor Fine’s purpose is to bring Joy to Judaism!
Rabbi Bruce Benson
Rabbi Benson is a critically acclaimed, Grammy nominated composer and musician who has played and recorded with Kenny G and with Clarence Clemmons of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band.
Two guitars and four part harmony vocals including traditional Jewish songs, some with new melodies, as well as pop, gospel, folk, country and blue grass
Goldovitz & Friends
Authentic and gutsy, their Klezmer style and Jewish music will both charm and excite you with their variety of lyrics and sounds
J. Aisha Cornell as Miriam
A dancer & choreographer with international credits, Aisha’s resume in both Theater and Dance include performances for Disney, Regent Cruise Lines, Busch Gardens, 1001 Nights (Toronto), Riverside Theater and The Moulin Rouge (Budapest).