I moved to Augusta in 2008 to cover religion for the Chronicle. I didn't know a soul this far South at the time, but the area is quickly becoming home. Before then, I covered the cop beat and crime while working at a newspaper in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. I got my start in Virginia writing features for a community weekly while in college.
 
Posted December 2, 2011 04:43 pm

There's No Place Like Augusta

Last month, local rabbi David Sirull performed with the Three Kosher Singers in front of a large crowd at Imperial Theatre. The performance featured a newly penned composition, There’s No Place Like Augusta.

The song was well-received, with several suggesting it become a theme for the city of Augusta, said Sirull, the rabbi of Adas Yeshurun in Augusta. Sirull performed with two colleagues and friends, Rabbi Bertram Kieffer and Cantor Irvin Bell. The performance included traditional songs of worship, plus popular hits and Sirull’s original tune, Jewish Redneck.

“It was great to see people from so many different corners of our community come out to support our event,” Sirull said.

Have a listen to Sirull's work at www.davidsirull.weebly.com. There's No Place Like Augusta is available on iTunes and Amazon for 99 cents.