A new musical partnership between Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills and Temple Beth Am.
Musical Innovation Across Denominations
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2019
TEMPLE EMANUEL OF BEVERLY HILLS
CHAVA MIREL & YOSEF GOLDMAN
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2020
TEMPLE BETH AM
SATURDAY, MARCH 28, 2020
TEMPLE EMANUEL OF BEVERLY HILLS
Join us for an outstanding line up of diverse jewish spiritual artists in our 2019-2020 sacred sounds unbound series.
Elana Arian - Details
Elana Arian is a busy multi-instrumentalist, composer, and recording artist. She studied conducting and violin, jazz guitar, and songwriting at Yale and has performed at some of the most celebrated concert halls in the country, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Tanglewood, and perhaps most memorably, five different performances at the (Obama) White House.
Elana inspires communities across the country with her soulful music, and has collaborated with some of the leading voices in contemporary Jewish music, including Dan Nichols, Josh Nelson, Noah Aronson, and Debbie Friedman, z”l. Elana has served on the faculty of both Shirei Chagiga and Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion, teaching guitar at the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music. In addition to her work as a guest Artist in Residence for congregations and communities across the United States, Elana has been in residence in the Friday worship ensemble at Central Synagogue for the past 11 years.
Visit elanaarian.com to learn more and to hear her music.
Chava Mirel and Yosef Goldman - Details
Chava mirel and yosef goldman
Seattle-based Chava Mirel is a nationally touring singer, guitarist, composer, prayer leader and recording artist. A highly sought-after vocal recording artist, Chava is known for her rich, luxurious vocals, lush harmonies and rhythmic phrasing. From electrifying concerts to engaging educational sessions to transcendent prayer experiences, she connects with communities with an inclusive message of love and compassion.
Chava exhibits ease and fluency in an astonishing array of musical styles. She has toured and recorded with a spectrum of artists including Reggie Watts and punk icon Ari Up. Chava is also a celebrated jazz and world music artist.
An award-winning Jewish music composer, Chava provides outstanding artist-in-residence services at congregations from coast to coast. Chava recently released her 3rd full length album, “Into The Light”, a dreamy, heart-wrenching and deeply personal reinterpretation of the Great American Songbook. Her first single, a cover of Alice-In-Chains’ “Would?” has received critical acclaim and international radio play.
In between touring synagogues across the country and singing in jazz clubs, Chava enjoys nature in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband and son.
For more information on Chava, please visit https://www.chavamirel.com/
Yosef Goldman is Rabbi & Director of Sacred Music at Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel in Philadelphia and incoming Co-Director—with Joey Weisenberg—of Hadar’s Rising Song Institute. Raised Orthodox in a mixed Ashkenazi and Mizrachi home, Yosef has facilitated prayer in communities throughout the Jewish denominational spectrum. He was a founding member of Romemu’s prayer team and the first cantorial intern at B’nai Jeshurun in Manhattan. Yosef’s songs are sung in synagogues and camps across the country. His debut album, Open My Heart, will be out in the fall of 2019.
This summer Yosef will join Joey Weisenberg as Co-Director of Hadar’s Rising Song Institute. Rising Song Institute cultivates Jewish spiritual life through song. It is a meeting place and incubator for creative musicians and prayer leaders who hope to reinvent the future of music as a communal Jewish spiritual practice. Based in Philadelphia, we engage people throughout North America and around the world through communal singing, immersive study, leadership development, and experimental music-making.
Yosef received rabbinic ordination in 2013 from the Jewish Theological Seminary with a concentration in pastoral care and counseling and earned a Masters in Sacred Music. Yosef has trained in spiritual direction with Lev Shomea, and in community organizing with JOIN for Justice’s Seminary Leadership Project. His writing has appeared in Sh’ma Journal, Jewschool.com, and the Philadelphia Inquirer.
In his free time, Rabbi Goldman likes to take walks in the Wissahickon woods with his wife, Rabbi Annie Lewis, and their children, Zohar and Shir.
Josh Warshawsky - Details
Rabbi Josh Warshawsky is a nationally touring Jewish musician, songleader, composer, and teacher of Torah. Josh seeks to build intentional praying communities, and travels to synagogues and Jewish communities across the country sharing his music and teachings on prayer. He has released three albums of Jewish music, filled with melodies written intentionally to express the deep meaning of the words of our tradition.
Josh was ordained as a rabbi in May 2019 from the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles. He is on the faculty of Songleader Boot Camp and leads the Ramah Shabbaton and the Ramah Chavurah. Josh has spent the past 19 summers at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin, and the last six summers teaching and performing at Ramah camps across the country including Ramah in Wisconsin, Ramah Nyack, Ramah in Northern California, Ramah California in Ojai, Ramah Poconos, and Ramah in the Berkshires.
Josh is originally from Deerfield, and, after a decade in New York, Los Angeles, and Israel, Josh is proud to once again call Chicago his home.
Suggested donation $18 per concert
or $50 for a 3-concert pass series