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The Jewish Voice

Date: Thursday, July 9, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: VIA LIVE STREAMING



Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm

Join Cantor Rachelle Nelson in conversation
with leading artists in the world of
contemporary Jewish music, featuring
live interviews and performances!



Tonight's
Guests



Noam Katz
and
Alan Goodis

Rabbi Noam Katz is one of the most exciting and influential voices in contemporary Jewish music. He has brought his high-flying energy and soulful melodies to Jewish and interfaith audiences across North America, Africa and Israel. A longtime songleader/educator at URJ Eisner, George and Kutz Camps, Noam has performed at URJ Biennials, CAJE, BBYO International, Limmud – England, NFTY Convention, and countless summer camps and congregations. He currently serves as the Rabbi/Dean of Jewish Living at The Leo Baeck Day School in Toronto, Ontario. Noam’s debut recording, Rakia, includes 12 original Hebrew and English melodies ideal for Shabbat and Havdalah. His second album, Mirembe, Salaam V'Shalom, features musicians from Africa and the Middle East, and includes his Ugandan-inspired “Am Yisrael Chai.” Noam’s third release, A Drum in Hand, blends Jewish prayers with the live energy of a drum circle. His newest album, After the Flood, includes 14 new songs that focus on resilience and remembrance. In 2003, Noam embarked on the most exciting journey of his life, volunteering with the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda. He has since shared their powerful story and music with audiences young and old, incorporating the message of Jewish unity and tikkun olam (healing the world) wherever he goes. Read more


Alan Goodis is a touring Jewish musician playing over 150 events a year. Born and raised in Toronto, Alan is a proud product of URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute. Noted for his dedication to building relationships and community through music, Alan tours throughout the US to serve as an Artist-In-Residence and performer at Temples, Youth Conventions and Jewish summer camps. In 2009, Alan's self-titled debut album launched him onto the Jewish music scene with its powerful vocals and bold melodies. Alan is a strong presence in the Reform Jewish movement to engage and empower Jewish youth and adults through music. He has served as Musical Director for NFTY International Convention and on faculty Hava Nashira. In 2011, he developed Nashir: an NFTY Teen Songleading Institute in partnership with the URJ to provide meaningful songleader training for high school students. Alan has been a featured performer and presenter at URJ Biennials and the Wexner Foundation. In 2014, he released his long-awaited, full-length studio album This Place. In 2016, he co-founded "Friday Night: A Key Shabbat Celebration" with two Chicago congregations to engage underserved young professionals. Later that year he was named to Chicago's Jewish 36 under 36. Later this year Alan will release a new album entitled Joy. Read more



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