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LISTEN Kabbalat Shabbat Service


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What is the role of music in experiencing the sacred? Listen will offer an opportunity to engage in deep listening, hear virtuosic performances, and learn about sacred music traditions - both our own Jewish traditions and those of the people we share homelands with today and in our history. Where is the boundary between the pleasure and emotion inspired by music and the joy and spiritual engagement that we encounter in prayer? Is listening a spiritual experience?

Curated by musician and scholar Jeremiah Lockwood, Listen is a liturgical music series that will help us explore these questions in the context of a Friday evening service. Jeremiah will draw on his connections to world-renowned musicians working in diverse genres to present profound and soulful musical experiences. Listen will offer an opportunity to engage in deep listening, hear virtuosic performances, and learn about sacred music traditions - both our own Jewish traditions and those of the people we share homelands with today and in our history. 

October 19 - Book of J

Jeremiah Lockwood and Jewlia Eisenberg offer a deep dive into the diasporic traditions of Jewish sacred music and American psalmody. According to The New Yorker, Book of J is an affecting duo with an expansive musical landscape encompassing gothic Yiddish songs, Piedmont blues, and queer politics. Both musicians have deep roots in Jewish music: Lockwood grew up singing in the High Holy Days choir of his grandfather, a renowned cantor, while Eisenberg continues to lead the experimental, politically-minded Jewish vocal group, Charming Hostess.


DATE: October 19
TIME: 6:30 p.m.
PLACE: Koret Hall

Be our guest and join for this special Kabbalat Shabbat Service with Book of J, followed by dinner in Koret Hall. All are welcome! Dinner is complimentary. Please let us know you are coming!

Earlier Event: October 18
Women's Book Group
Later Event: October 21
Chicken Soupers