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Artist in Residence: Joshua Nelson

Friday, December 8, 2017 • 20 Kislev 5778

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Next Day3330 Grove Ave

Public Events

Friday
6 pm Service  
featuring music by Joshua Nelson
free

7 pm Catered Dinner & Panel Discussion
The Universal Language: Understanding Race & Religion through Music
$18 per person

Saturday
Concert 7 pm  $20 per person in advance (scroll down), $25 at the door

Sunday
Workshop for Religious School students

(scroll down to purchase tickets)

Joshua Nelson was born and raised Jewish.  His upbringing included the study of judaism, including a two-year college and kibbutz program in Israel.  His education clarified his understanding that throughout history, Jews had always integrated Jewish law and religious practices with the cultural context in which they lived. For example, any ethnic style of cuisine can be Jewish if it is kosher.

Upon his return from Israel, Nelson began to apply this understanding to music, beginning what has been called “a revolution in Jewish music” by combining Jewish liturgical lyrics with one of America’s best-known indigenous musical forms; thus "kosher gospel music" was born.  For Joshua Nelson, kosher gospel is a way to claim both parts of his identity as a Black Jew.

When Joshua was eight, he discovered an album by Mahalia Jackson, the Queen of Gospel, in his grandparents’ record collection, and he fell in love with her singing.  During his teens and early twenties, he became widely celebrated as a gospel singer continuing the Jackson’s legacy.   

For his audiences, whatever their faith or heritage, kosher gospel has been a revelation. Now in his early thirties, Nelson has performed around the world, for Presidents, congregations, major music festivals—and for Oprah, who named him a “Next Big Thing.”  He has produced a stellar album, Mi Chamocha, sung with stars from Aretha Franklin to the Klezmatics, and was the subject of the acclaimed documentary film Keep on Walking.  Nelson also shares his musical gift as an artist in residence at Jewish congregations across the country, including his home synagogue of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, a Reform congregation in South Orange, New Jersey where he taught Hebrew School for 15 years. Whatever the venue, Joshua Nelson brings people and cultures together in joyous song.

Register

General Admisson Tickets
   $18 per person

Panel Discussion "The Universal Language: Understanding Race & Religion through Music"

   $20 per person
   $16 Sisterhood Member (Scroll down for Sisterhood VIP package)

 

Sponsorship Packages
  • Friday evening:  8 seats to The Universal Language: Understanding Race and Religion through Music, interfaith Shabbat dinner featuring Joshua Nelson and a panel discussion
  • Saturday evening: 8 Premium Seats at concert | Meet & Mingle with Joshua at a private post-concert dessert & wine reception
  • Prominent recognition (or ad)  in concert program, all publicity materials, social media, and TBE website
  • Friday evening:  6 seats at The Universal Language: Understanding Race and Religion through Music, interfaith Shabbat dinner featuring Joshua Nelson and a panel discussion
  • Saturday evening: 6 Premium Seats at concert | Meet & Mingle with Joshua at a private post-concert dessert & wine reception
  • Recognition in concert program, publicity materials, social media, and TBE website
  • Friday evening:  4 seats at The Universal Language: Understanding Race and Religion through Music, interfaith Shabbat dinner featuring Joshua Nelson and a panel discussion
  • Saturday evening: 4 Premium Seats at concert | Meet & Mingle with Joshua at a private post-concert dessert & wine reception
  • Recognition in concert program, publicity materials, social media, and TBE website
  • Friday evening: 2 seats at The Universal Language: Understanding Race and Religion through Music, interfaith Shabbat dinner featuring Joshua Nelson and a panel discussion
  • Saturday evening: 2 Premium Seats at concert | Meet & Mingle with Joshua at a private post-concert dessert & wine reception
  • Recognition in concert program, publicity materials, social media, and TBE website
  • 2 Premium Seats at concert Saturday evening concert
  • Meet & Mingle with Joshua at a private post-concert dessert & wine reception
  • Recognition in concert program, publicity materials, social media, and TBE website
  • 2 Reserved Seats at concert Saturday evening concert
  • Meet & Mingle with Joshua at a private post-concert dessert & wine reception
  • Recognition in concert program
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