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Shlomo Carlebach lecture, Newton, MA, Nov 14

PrayerSong: The Startling History of American Synagogue Music

Shlomo Carlebach: How One Man Changed Modern Synagogue Music

Sunday, November 14, 7:00 p.m.
Judah M. Cohen

Hebrew College
160 Herrick Road
Newton Centre
7:00 p.m.
$12 advance paid registration; $15 at the door
Register online at www.hebrewcollege.edu/selreg
For further info, visit our website at www.hebrewcollege.edu/prayersong or call the Center for Adult Jewish Learning at 617-559-8709. CO-SPONSOR: The American Jewish Historical Society

Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach was a towering and controversial figure in contemporary Jewish music. This charismatic neo-Orthodox rabbi, dubbed "the Pied Piper of Judaism" by The Jerusalem Report, cracked open the confines of synagogue music in the 1960s and transformed services of all denominations throughout the world. He created countless catchy, uplifting liturgical melodies, many of which have become such standards that synagogue goers believe they are age-old.

  • How have various groups carried his legacy into the 21st century?
  • How have they used his musical philosophies to reinforce their own identities?

Judah M. Cohen, PhD, is Dorot Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow in the Skirball Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University.

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