Lecture & Concert: Blowin’ in the . . . Sounds of . . . Hallelujah

Lecture & Concert: Blowin’ in the . . . Sounds of . . . Hallelujah:
A Generation of Jewish Singer-Songwriters who Changed America
Tue | Jun 27
6:45 pm | Lecture: Dr. David E. Kaufman
8:00 pm | Concert: Cantor Shira Lissek, Cantor Rachel Brook, and Beth Styles

Some fifty years ago stellar Jewish musicians reinvented American music, reshaped American culture, and revolutionized our very consciousness. In an era when culture and politics joined forces to initiate a series of social changes, a number of young singer-songwriters drew on the traditions of American folk music, Broadway's Tin Pan Alley, and the new Rock ‘n’ Roll to create the soundtrack for the new age dawning. We still listen to this music today, and it still moves us as it did in the 1960s. But do Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, and Leonard Cohen represent “Jewish” music?

COST: Free, but registration requested by Friday, June 23.
Register here

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Dr. David E. Kaufman is a scholar and teacher of American Jewish history whose first book, Shul with a Pool: The “Synagogue-Center” in American Jewish History, established him as a leading historian of American Judaism and Jewish communal life. He has served professor on the faculty of Hebrew Union College (HUC) in Los Angeles and Hofstra University on Long Island, and currently teaches on the New York campus of HUC. Dr. Kaufman is the founding director of NEW YORK JEW: Center for New York Jewish History, Culture, and Community [website under construction].

Beth Styles is a producer, composer, musician, and vocalist who directs
a multifaith choir in Stamford, CT and serves as Artist in Residence at
Temple Sinai of Stamford. Beth collaborates with houses of worship, clergy, and leadership to produce compelling multifaith events and creates arts programs for people living with dementia. A writer/arranger of Jewish liturgical music, Beth is one of the winners of the 2016 Shalshelet award for new Jewish music.