Events


Bo'i Kallah at B'nai Jeshurun
Apr
7
7:00 pm19:00

Bo'i Kallah at B'nai Jeshurun

  • B'nai Jeshurun

Rabbi Roly Matalon and musician Dan Nadel lead an alternative Kabbalat Shabbat service on the third Friday evening of each month. With the help of soulful melodies, verses of Shir haShirim (Song of Songs), liturgical poems and Psalms we will transition gently and with full kavannah from hol to kodesh – leaving the ordinary work-week consciousness in order to enter holy time and welcome Shabbat. For more information click here

Om Shalom Trio CD Release Concert
Mar
25
7:30 pm19:30

Om Shalom Trio CD Release Concert

  • Whitneyville Cultural Commons

Featuring Abhik Mukherjee, Ranendra Das & Jessie Reagan Mann.

The Om Shalom Trio is an ensemble of award-winning World Class artists.

This sitar, cello, table ensemble draws on rhythmic and melodic similarities to create a fusion of Indian Classical and Ancient Jewish melodies.

The etymology of the trio's name, Om Shalon, is synonymous with peace in Hindu and Hebrew.

Their creations, while rooted in Far East and Middle Eastern traditions have appealed to audiences of all backgrounds worldwide.

Come enjoy a welcoming evening of peace and tranquility as the Om Shalom Trio fills your heart and mind with music.

Singing for Courage: A Let My People Sing! Participatory Concert
Mar
18
8:00 pm20:00

Singing for Courage: A Let My People Sing! Participatory Concert

  • B'nai Jeshurun Sanctuary

To close out a weekend of song at Let My People Sing! NYC, join us for a joyous and rousing night of community singing.

The participatory concert featuring Cantor Ari Priven and Arielle Rosenberg ( BJ), Daphna Mor (Beineinu), Cantor George Mordecai (Temple Israel Center), Rabbi Jessica Kate Meyer (Romemu), and the Let My People Sing! Organizing Team with BJ and Beinenu musicians Saskia Lane, Dan Nadel and Rich Stein.  Ticket Info: $10 in advance, $15 at the door.

Shira Yoga: An Integrated Practice For Body And Soul
Mar
18
9:30 am09:30

Shira Yoga: An Integrated Practice For Body And Soul

  • BJ Chapel

Bring voice, breath and body together in this pilot 5-session series that will combine two devotional practices: Asana Yoga and Piyut (Hebrew liturgical poetry). Each month we will study a new piyut, sing and chant together, and explore the piyut’s theme through a gentle yoga practice. We’ll finish in time to head into the main service in the sanctuary for Torah reading. Rabbi Shuli Passow leads the yoga, with Rabbi Roly Matalon, Dan Nadel, and rabbinic fellow Arielle Rosenberg rotating each month to provide live musical accompaniment.

Never practiced yoga before? The yoga practice will be open level; all are welcome and no experience is necessary to participate.

Not so familiar with Hebrew liturgical poetry? You’re in good company! The piyutim we’ll study are beautiful but not well known. Transliterations and translations will be provided for everything.

Wondering what to wear to a yoga class at a synagogue? This yoga practice will be very gentle, designed to open your body and soul for the rest of the Shabbat service but not to make you sweat! You can wear the same clothes you’d want to wear in the sanctuary–just make sure you have some freedom to move.

What else should I know? We will have a limited number of yoga mats available; please bring your own, or a bath-sized towel.

Hachanah LaTefillah at B'nai Jeshurun
Mar
18
8:45 am08:45

Hachanah LaTefillah at B'nai Jeshurun

  • SPSA Chapel

Hachana LaTefillah (Prelude to Prayer) at B'nai Jeshurun invites participants to prepare for the Shabbat morning service through meditative singing of Piyut and text study. Led by Rabbi Rolando Matalon, this program runs bi-monthly at BJ's 86th Street Chapel. 

East of the River
Mar
16
7:30 pm19:30

East of the River

  • Congregation Beth Elohim

58MF's exciting 10th Anniversary Season continues this month as virtuosic ensemble EAST OF THE RIVER returns to the 58MF roster with their new program SULTANA: Music of the Sephardic Diaspora.

Thursday March 16 at 7:30PM | Congregation Beth Elohim | 274 Garfield Place at 8th Ave, Brooklyn

Info & Tickets Founded by the woodwind virtuosos Daphna Mor and Nina Stern, East of the River explores haunting and captivating melodies from the traditional repertoires of the Balkans, Armenia, and the Middle East, as well as from the Medieval European classical repertory.

Enter promo code SULTANA for $5 off ticket price!

SULTANA celebrates the ancient musical world of the Sephardic Jewish diaspora in North Africa and throughout the Ottoman Empire, taking the audience on a journey through bazaars, kitchens, dance circles, prayer houses, and public spaces.  The program is inspired by the experiences of Mor's own Sephardic great-grandmother, Sultana Magrisso, who emigrated with her family from Bulgaria to British Palestine in 1944, traveling through Greece, Turkey, Syria, and Lebanon.

East of the River

Nina Stern | recorders, chalumeau

Daphna Mor | recorders, voice, ney

John Hadfield | percussion

Jesse Kotansky | violin

Guest artist: Kane Mathis | oud

Buy tickets now at 58MF.org

Bo'i Kallah at B'nai Jeshurun
Nov
4
6:30 pm18:30

Bo'i Kallah at B'nai Jeshurun

  • B'nai Jeshurun Reception Room

Rabbi Roly Matalon and musician Dan Nadel will lead an alternative Kabbalat Shabbat service on the third Friday evening of each month. With the help of soulful melodies, verses of Shir haShirim (Song of Songs), liturgical poems and Psalms we will transition gently and with full kavannah from hol to kodesh – leaving the ordinary work-week consciousness in order to enter holy time and welcome Shabbat. For more information click here

Selihot: Preparing the Soul for the Yamim Nora’im
Oct
5
7:00 pm19:00

Selihot: Preparing the Soul for the Yamim Nora’im

  • B'nai Jeshurun Reception Room

We yearn for the divine just as the divine yearns to find us – simultaneous quests guided by the soulful, plaintive music of piyut. For the past 1,000 years, Sephardic and Oriental Jews have gathered for the forty days from the beginning of the month of Elul through Rosh Hashanah, and up to Yom Kippur, rising at dawn to sing and to prepare the soul for repentance and renewal. Led by Rabbi Roly Matalon and musician Dan Nadel, our three-part series will engage us in that spiritual journey and get us ready for the upcoming sublime days of soul-searching and prayer through haunting melodies of ancient Jewish communities as well as modern Israeli poetry and song. Join us at 7:00 PM  for light refreshments; program begins at 7:30 PM. The series is free of charge and open to the public.

Selihot: Preparing the Soul for the Yamim Nora’im
Sep
28
7:00 pm19:00

Selihot: Preparing the Soul for the Yamim Nora’im

  • B'nai Jeshurun Reception Room

We yearn for the divine just as the divine yearns to find us – simultaneous quests guided by the soulful, plaintive music of piyut. For the past 1,000 years, Sephardic and Oriental Jews have gathered for the forty days from the beginning of the month of Elul through Rosh Hashanah, and up to Yom Kippur, rising at dawn to sing and to prepare the soul for repentance and renewal. Led by Rabbi Roly Matalon and musician Dan Nadel, our three-part series will engage us in that spiritual journey and get us ready for the upcoming sublime days of soul-searching and prayer through haunting melodies of ancient Jewish communities as well as modern Israeli poetry and song. Join us at 7:00 PM  for light refreshments; program begins at 7:30 PM. The series is free of charge and open to the public.

Bo'i Kallah at B'nai Jeshurun
Mar
18
6:30 pm18:30

Bo'i Kallah at B'nai Jeshurun

  • B'nai Jeshurun

Rabbi Roly Matalon and musician Dan Nadel will lead an alternative Kabbalat Shabbat service on the third Friday evening of each month. With the help of soulful melodies, verses of Shir haShirim (Song of Songs), liturgical poems and Psalms we will transition gently and with full kavannah from hol to kodesh – leaving the ordinary work-week consciousness in order to enter holy time and welcome Shabbat. For more information click here

Shira Yoga: An Integrated Practice for Body and Soul
Mar
12
9:30 am09:30

Shira Yoga: An Integrated Practice for Body and Soul

  • SPSA

Bring voice, breath and body together in this pilot 5-session series that will combine two devotional practices: Asana Yoga and Piyut (Hebrew liturgical poetry). Each month we will study a new piyut, sing and chant together, and explore the piyut’s theme through a gentle yoga practice. We’ll finish in time to head into the main service in the sanctuary for Torah reading. Rabbi Shuli Passow leads the yoga, with Rabbi Roly Matalon, Dan Nadel, and rabbinic fellow Arielle Rosenberg rotating each month to provide live musical accompaniment.

Never practiced yoga before? The yoga practice will be open level; all are welcome and no experience is necessary to participate.

Not so familiar with Hebrew liturgical poetry? You’re in good company! The piyutim we’ll study are beautiful but not well known. Transliterations and translations will be provided for everything.

Wondering what to wear to a yoga class at a synagogue? This yoga practice will be very gentle, designed to open your body and soul for the rest of the Shabbat service but not to make you sweat! You can wear the same clothes you’d want to wear in the sanctuary–just make sure you have some freedom to move.

What else should I know? We will have a limited number of yoga mats available; please bring your own, or a bath-sized towel.

US Film Premiere - A Song of Loves
Mar
10
9:15 am09:15

US Film Premiere - A Song of Loves

  • 1st Floor

The Moroccan-born rabbi, David Buzaglo, is considered by many to be the greatest Hebrew liturgical poet of the 20th century.  His innovative writings often riffed on risqué Arab pop while remaining faithful to a centuries-old Andalusian musical tradition.  This film, directed by Rafael Balulu, takes an intimate look at how Buzaglo significantly impacted Moroccan Jews before and after many immigrated to Israel and how his legacy has contributed to an Israeli cultural revolution today.

Seating is limited - RSVP REQUIRED.  Contact RSVP.TAUB@NYU.EDU

Q&A and Discussion following the premiere with Director Rafael Balulu, moderated by Prof. Galeet Dardashti 

Light refreshments will be served

Enchanted Journey with Piyut
Feb
21
1:30 pm13:30

Enchanted Journey with Piyut

  • JCC East Bay

An experiential workshop for educators and beyond led by Rabbi Tsipora Gabai and Vavi Toran.

Connect with the rich heritage of this musical tradition and the different Kehillot (communities) from around the world, their history, folklore, food, customs and the special sounds and Piyutim they bring with them.

Learn a few Piyutim, try a variety of musical instruments, explore several educational curricula and discuss ways to bring it to your school, congregation or community.

Visiting artist Yair Harel’s residency at the Magnes and his workshop at Jewish LearningWorks  last year renewed interest in the ancient art of Piyut. Based on feedback from participants, we identified a need for follow-up programs that bring Piyut to Bay Area Schools in a thoughtful way. This is one such program.

For more information and to register, click here

Sponsored by:
Piyut North America (with support from the Alan B. Slifka Foundation), Jewish LearningWorks, Jewish Community Center of the East Bay, and Tehiyah Day School

Hachanah laTefillah at B'nai Jeshurun
Feb
20
8:45 am08:45

Hachanah laTefillah at B'nai Jeshurun

  • Saturday, February 20, 2016
  • 8:45am  9:25am
  • Congregation B'nai Jeshurun 

Hachana LaTefillah (Prelude to Prayer) at B'nai Jeshurun invites participants to prepare for the Shabbat morning service through meditative singing of Piyut and text study. Led by Rabbi Rolando Matalon, this program runs bi-monthly at BJ's 86th Street Chapel. 

Bo'i Kallah at B'nai Jeshurun
Feb
19
6:30 pm18:30

Bo'i Kallah at B'nai Jeshurun

  • Friday, February 19, 2016
  • 6:30pm  8:00pm
  • Congregation B'nai Jeshurun 

Rabbi Roly Matalon and musician Dan Nadel will lead an alternative Kabbalat Shabbat service on the third Friday evening of each month. With the help of soulful melodies, verses of Shir haShirim (Song of Songs), liturgical poems and Psalms we will transition gently and with full kavannah from hol to kodesh – leaving the ordinary work-week consciousness in order to enter holy time and welcome Shabbat. For more information click here

Shira Yoga: An Integrated Practice for Body and Soul
Feb
13
9:30 pm21:30

Shira Yoga: An Integrated Practice for Body and Soul

  • B'nai Jeshurun

Bring voice, breath and body together in this pilot 5-session series that will combine two devotional practices: Asana Yoga and Piyut (Hebrew liturgical poetry). Each month we will study a new piyut, sing and chant together, and explore the piyut’s theme through a gentle yoga practice. We’ll finish in time to head into the main service in the sanctuary for Torah reading. Rabbi Shuli Passow leads the yoga, with Rabbi Roly Matalon, Dan Nadel, and rabbinic fellow Arielle Rosenberg rotating each month to provide live musical accompaniment.

Never practiced yoga before? The yoga practice will be open level; all are welcome and no experience is necessary to participate.

Not so familiar with Hebrew liturgical poetry? You’re in good company! The piyutim we’ll study are beautiful but not well known. Transliterations and translations will be provided for everything.

Wondering what to wear to a yoga class at a synagogue? This yoga practice will be very gentle, designed to open your body and soul for the rest of the Shabbat service but not to make you sweat! You can wear the same clothes you’d want to wear in the sanctuary–just make sure you have some freedom to move.

What else should I know? We will have a limited number of yoga mats available; please bring your own, or a bath-sized towel.

Hachanah laTefillah at B'nai Jeshurun
Jan
30
8:45 am08:45

Hachanah laTefillah at B'nai Jeshurun

  • Congregation B'nai Jeshurun

Hachana LaTefillah (Prelude to Prayer) at B'nai Jeshurun invites participants to prepare for the Shabbat morning service through meditative singing of Piyut and text study. Led by Rabbi Rolando Matalon, this program runs bi-monthly at BJ's 86th Street Chapel. 

Hachanah laTefillah at B'nai Jeshurun
Jan
16
8:45 am08:45

Hachanah laTefillah at B'nai Jeshurun

  • Congregation B'nai Jeshurun

Hachana LaTefillah (Prelude to Prayer) at B'nai Jeshurun invites participants to prepare for the Shabbat morning service through meditative singing of Piyut and text study. Led by Rabbi Rolando Matalon, this program runs bi-monthly at BJ's 86th Street Chapel. 

Bo'i Kallah at B'nai Jeshurun
Jan
15
6:30 pm18:30

Bo'i Kallah at B'nai Jeshurun

  • Congregation B'nai Jeshurun

Rabbi Roly Matalon and musician Dan Nadel will lead an alternative Kabbalat Shabbat service on the third Friday evening of each month. With the help of soulful melodies, verses of Shir haShirim (Song of Songs), liturgical poems and Psalms we will transition gently and with full kavannah from hol to kodesh – leaving the ordinary work-week consciousness in order to enter holy time and welcome Shabbat. For more information click here

Hachanah laTefillah at B'nai Jeshurun
Jan
2
8:45 am08:45

Hachanah laTefillah at B'nai Jeshurun

  • Congregation B'nai Jeshurun

Hachana LaTefillah (Prelude to Prayer) at B'nai Jeshurun invites participants to prepare for the Shabbat morning service through meditative singing of Piyut and text study. Led by Rabbi Rolando Matalon, this program runs bi-monthly at BJ's 86th Street Chapel. 

Hachanah laTefillah at B'nai Jeshurun
Dec
19
8:45 am08:45

Hachanah laTefillah at B'nai Jeshurun

  • Congregation B'nai Jeshurun

Hachana LaTefillah (Prelude to Prayer) at B'nai Jeshurun invites participants to prepare for the Shabbat morning service through meditative singing of Piyut and text study. Led by Rabbi Rolando Matalon, this program runs bi-monthly at BJ's 86th Street Chapel. 

Bo'i Kallah at B'nai Jeshurun
Dec
18
6:30 pm18:30

Bo'i Kallah at B'nai Jeshurun

  • Congregation B'nai Jeshurun

Rabbi Roly Matalon and musician Dan Nadel will lead an alternative Kabbalat Shabbat service on the third Friday evening of each month. With the help of soulful melodies, verses of Shir haShirim (Song of Songs), liturgical poems and Psalms we will transition gently and with full kavannah from hol to kodesh – leaving the ordinary work-week consciousness in order to enter holy time and welcome Shabbat. For more information click here

Shira Yoga at Temple Shalom of Newton
Dec
12
10:00 am10:00

Shira Yoga at Temple Shalom of Newton

  • Temple Shalom of Newton

Shira Yoga is a Piyut-inspired yoga class that weaves together creative movement and live musical performance. Come to Temple Shalom to experience Shabbat through movement, music, and spiritual practice.All are welcome, no experience with yoga or chanting required.

Songs of Sacred Time
Dec
10
7:30 pm19:30

Songs of Sacred Time

Celebrate the festival of lights with the first of three concerts scheduled around Jewish holidays. This series presents a diverse group of artists including some of New York’s most passionate and compelling voices and instrumentalists. Featuring Hazzan Sacha Ouazana, Hazzan Ayelet Porzecanski, Rabbi Rolando Matalon with musical direction by Dan Nadel with Brahim Fribgane and Ismail Lumanovski.

Location: JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue at 76th Street 

Tickets: $20/$25, purchase tickets at jccmanhattan.org/music or call 646.505.5708

Hachanah laTefillah at B'nai Jeshurun
Dec
5
8:45 am08:45

Hachanah laTefillah at B'nai Jeshurun

  • Congregation B'nai Jeshurun

Hachana LaTefillah (Prelude to Prayer) at B'nai Jeshurun invites participants to prepare for the Shabbat morning service through meditative singing of Piyut and text study. Led by Rabbi Rolando Matalon, this program runs bi-monthly at BJ's 86th Street Chapel. 

Shira Yoga at Temple Shalom of Newton
Nov
21
10:00 am10:00

Shira Yoga at Temple Shalom of Newton

  • Temple Shalom of Newton

Shira Yoga is a Piyut-inspired yoga class that weaves together creative movement and live musical performance. Come to Temple Shalom to experience Shabbat through movement, music, and spiritual practice.All are welcome, no experience with yoga or chanting required.

Hachanah laTefillah at B'nai Jeshurun
Nov
21
8:45 am08:45

Hachanah laTefillah at B'nai Jeshurun

  • Congregation B'nai Jeshurun

Hachana LaTefillah (Prelude to Prayer) at B'nai Jeshurun invites participants to prepare for the Shabbat morning service through meditative singing of Piyut and text study. Led by Rabbi Rolando Matalon, this program runs bi-monthly at BJ's 86th Street Chapel.

Bo'i Kallah at B'nai Jeshurun
Nov
20
6:30 pm18:30

Bo'i Kallah at B'nai Jeshurun

  • Congregation B'nai Jeshurun

Rabbi Roly Matalon and musician Dan Nadel will lead an alternative Kabbalat Shabbat service on the third Friday evening of each month. With the help of soulful melodies, verses of Shir haShirim (Song of Songs), liturgical poems and Psalms we will transition gently and with full kavannah from hol to kodesh – leaving the ordinary work-week consciousness in order to enter holy time and welcome Shabbat. For more information click here

Hachanah LaTefillah at B'nai Jeshurun
Nov
7
8:45 am08:45

Hachanah LaTefillah at B'nai Jeshurun

  • Congregation B'nai Jeshurun

Hachana LaTefillah (Prelude to Prayer) at B'nai Jeshurun invites participants to prepare for the Shabbat morning service through meditative singing of Piyut and text study. Led by Rabbi Rolando Matalon, this program runs bi-monthly at BJ's 86th Street Chapel. 

Shira Yoga at Temple Shalom of Newton
Oct
24
10:00 am10:00

Shira Yoga at Temple Shalom of Newton

  • Temple Shalom of Newton

Shira Yoga is a Piyut-inspired yoga class that weaves together creative movement and live musical performance. Come to Temple Shalom to experience Shabbat through movement, music, and spiritual practice.All are welcome, no experience with yoga or chanting required.

At past sessions, we did not have an inch to spare. Please come a few minutes early to get set up. We have mats and blocks available; feel free to bring your own. This Shabbat morning experience is a partnership between Temple Shalom of Newton (Shalom Y'all, our 20s/30s Initiative) and Piyut North America.