Judaism has a long, rich history of music; much of that music represents the different cultures that Jews have lived in throughout the centuries, including but not limited to Spain, Eastern Europe, Africa, Israel, South America, and the United States. Beginning in the late 19th and early 20th century, as Eastern European Jews emigrated to the United States, they brought their rich history of music and culture. Jewish music is unique because it’s not just music that comes from a culture. It also comes from a deep religious tradition, religious practices, and much of it has a deep connection with God.
Today’s Jewish American music sounds much like American music, including roots music. Come to this session and learn about the American Jewish roots music.
Sandra Lawson is a rabbi, an activist, a public speaker, and musician. She is known as the Snapchat Rabbi and was featured in the JTA as one of “10 Jews You Should Follow on Snapchat” and “The 50 Jews Everyone Should Follow on Twitter,” and recently named on the Forward 50 2020.
Sandra’s latest musical adventures are The Torah of the Blues and Barefoot, Bluegrass and Blues on the Porch. She currently resides in North Carolina with her wife Susan and their three dogs Bridget, Izzy and Simon.
NOTE: This workshop will be recorded and distributed to registered attendees for use as a learning tool. A highlights video will be produced and shared to promote future workshops and events.
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