We have never held a Selichot service at Catford and Bromley Synagogue before so this year Rev Rome took the bull by the horns and organised our first. This, as tradition demands, took take place on the Saturday night prior to Rosh Hashanah. Selichot means forgiveness and the service includes penitential prayers to set the tone for the days ahead.
This special and beautiful service contains many of the famous melodies that we sing during the High Holydays. The service was led by Rev. Cantor David Rome and Cantor Henry Black accompanied by the London Cantorial Singers choir with boy soloist Rafi Sandford who sung exquisitely. The tunes rang out with the voices of the Minister and young Rafi soaring beautifully above the bass tones of the London Cantorial Singers.