Temima Benefit Becomes Tribute for Appelrouth

Temima Benefit Becomes Tribute for Appelrouth

David R. Cohen

David R. Cohen is the former Associate Editor of the Atlanta Jewish Times. He is originally from Marietta, GA and studied Journalism at the University of Tennessee.

Above: Dan Appelrouth and sons Jed and David sing at a 2015 benefit event. 

Temima’s 12th annual benefit concert will pay tribute to the late Dan Appelrouth, the singing physician who served as the emcee for the first 11 years of the event.

Scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Atlanta Jewish Academy in Sandy Springs, the concert will feature music from Rabbi Menashe Goldberger, Judy Cole, Alan Knieter, and Appelrouth’s family and friends.

Dan’s son Jed Appelrouth will be the emcee in his father’s place but said he has large shoes to fill.

“It’s a chance to honor his memory and legacy,” Appelrouth said. “I’m certainly interested in doing that. I know this was a cause he cared about, and it’s a chance to pay homage to the work he did for the organization, as well as showcase some of the memories we had.”

Dan Appelrouth, who died in April, was a passionate philanthropist and regularly performed and sold his music for charity.

As part of the tribute, Jed and his brother, Rabbi David Appelrouth, put together a short video and photo montage of their father and will sing a few of his favorite songs. Dan’s widow, Arlene, an AJT contributor, will also say a few words about him.

“It’s a nice way to commemorate and memorialize my dad,” Jed Appelrouth said. “Now that we have some more distance from his funeral, this will be a more upbeat way to remember him and honor his contributions to various Atlanta organizations that he was involved with.”

Rabbi Goldberger, whom Dan helped create the first fundraising concert for the Jewish girls high school 11 years ago, will perform Beethoven’s “Sonata No. 23 in F Minor.”

Dan’s most recent voice teacher, Cole, an artist in residence at Kennesaw State, will perform Dave Brubeck’s “Blue Rondo a La Turk” on piano.

The concert is open to all ages, except for young children who cannot sit quietly.


What: Temima benefit concert

Where: Atlanta Jewish Academy, 5200 Northland Drive, Sandy Springs

When: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11

Tickets: $36; temima.org/benefit-concert.html or 404-325-5560


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