Stage Entertainment

Schedule on the Jerusalem Stage (subject to change):



Mainland High School AFJROTC Color Guard, Major Michael J. Miglioranzi, Instructor


Marvin Miller




Jeffrey Bigman, Jewish Heritage Festival President
Shofar Blowing…Murray Steinberg

Dedicated to all hostages around the world, people who are confined against
their will. May they be released and return to lives offered om & peace!

  • 10:00 AM Opening Ceremonies Master of Ceremonies – Rabbi Rob Lennick
  • 10:30 AM “Miriam” Judith Aisha Cornell – A creative interpretation of
    our Jewish matriarch,
  • 11:00 AM Combined Religious Schools Children’s Choir
  • 11:30 AM Community Leadership
    • Rabbi Rob Lennick
    • Marvin Miller, President
    • Sheriff Mike Chitwood, Volusia County Sheriff
  • 12:00 PM “Miriam” Judith Aisha Cornell
  • 12:30 PM Introduction of Biblical Characters/Rabbi Rob Lennick
  • 1:00 PM Rabbi Joe Black with Bennett Cohen
    A longtime recognized leader, singer & songwriter in Jewish
    music, Rabbi Joe Black’s music is an extension of his Rabbinate.
    From his guitar virtuosity and lyrics that are funny, inspirational,
    and thought provoking to his soaring voice, it is a special
    privilege to have this Senior Rabbi on our Jerusalem Stage!
  • 2:00 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.
  • 3:00 PM Rabbi Joe Black
  • 4:00 PM Goldovitz & Friends
  • 4:50 PM Closing Thank You! Jeff Bigman

2024 Festival Acts Appearing On Stage (subject to change):

Master of Ceremonies

Rabbi Rob Lennick

Rob Lennick is the Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Volusia and Flagler Counties. During his 40+ years of service to the Jewish community, Rob also served as a congregational rabbi, and as President and CEO of America’s original national non-profit interfaith organization, Religion in American Life.

His academic work focuses on Jewish intellectual history, the Faith/Reason dialectic, interfaith text study, Tanach and Midrash. He received a Doctor of Ministry, Master of Arts in Hebrew Letters, Rabbinical Ordination and a Doctor of Divinity, Honoris Causa from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion; and  a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Philosophy from Clark University. He is the recipient of the Daniel R. Ginsberg Humanitarian Award from ADL, “In Recognition of His Passionate Commitment to Humanitarian Pursuits, the Ideals of Democracy and Tikkun Olam – Repair of the World.”


Rabbi Joe Black

Rabbi Joe Black has performed for congregations and communities around the world.  His recordings and books have received accolades from sources as diverse as American Songwriter Magazine, The New York Times, , Parent’s Choice, The American Library Journal and Kids First:  The Coalition for Quality Children’s Video. 

He is a two-time winner of American Songwriter Magazine’s Lyric contest. He has also published two Children’s book for the PJ Library, a songbook and recorded five critically acclaimed albums of Jewish music. His compositions have been recorded by numerous artists and he and his music are featured in a variety of Contemporary Jewish Music compilation CD’s.   His poetry and prose have been published widely.  As a musician, Joe is known for his guitar virtuosity, soaring voice and lyrics that are at the same time, funny, inspirational, and thought provoking.  His music is an extension of his Rabbinate. After an 18 year hiatus from recording, Joe went back into the studio this past December and recorded two new albums of original music: Praying With Our Feet  – a collection of Jewish music, and Wire and Wood – new secular songs. He serves as Senior Rabbi at Temple Emanuel in Denver, CO – a position he has held since 2011.

Also Appearing

Goldovitz & Friends

Authentic and gutsy, their Klezmer style and Jewish music will both charm and excite you with their variety of lyrics and sounds

Judith 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).

Judith Aisha Cornell is a performer whose career has found a balance between Belly Dance and Theatre. Some of her dance credits include Disney’s Epic Theatre/Hollywood Studios and the Moroccan Pavilion/Epcot (Orlando), Regent Cruise Line (India, Egypt, Oman, Turkey, Greece, Spain, Italy, Portugal, and Bermuda), Busch Gardens (Tampa), Camden House (Beverly Hills), Moulin Rouge (Budapest), The Orpheum Theatre (Vancouver), and 1001 Nights (Toronto).
Some of Judith’s theatre credits include Seaside Music Theatre’s productions of Kismet, Chicago, and Cats, Riverside Theatre’s productions of A Funny Thing…Forum, 42nd Street, The Producers and South Pacific.
This Bio would not be complete, however, without mentioning one of Judith’s favorite credits, The Jewish Heritage Festival, where she has portrayed the beloved Miriam for several years now. It is with great affection that she returns this year to see so many long-time friends, including the camels.
With tambourines in hand, “Miriam” is ready to lead children and anyone who wishes to join in dance and joy.