2006Tefilah ‘Atikah
A native of Tel Aviv and a resident of New York City since 1985, Sariel Beckenstein has been composing since the age of 18. His professional acting debut was in Fiddler on the Roof with the Cape Town Opera Company in 1984. He can be heard on the soundtrack of the DreamWorks feature film, The Prince of Egypt. He has performed his one-man musical biography, The Songs That I Shlepped, in Israel and New York. He has served as cantorial soloist at congregations Beth Simchat Torah in Manhattan, and Tehillah in Riverdale, New York. His passion for the music of Israel has led him to perform with lyricistsYoram Tehar Lev and Ehud Manor, and at recent tributes to Manor, Naomi Shemer, and Uzi Hitman. He is well known as an Israeli dance leader and teacher, and has been performing at weddings and other simchas since 1998.