Renowned singer Neshama Carlebach will be the Musician-in-Residence this weekend at Temple Israel in Minneapolis. “A Spiritual Journey of Soulful Music” will feature Carlebach during services on Friday and Saturday, May 20-21.
Carlebach continues the musical legacy of her father, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. “From the moment I was old enough to know I was alive, I knew I wanted to perform,” she says. “I trained as a singer and actor from when I was five years old, and began singing with my father, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, of blessed memory, when I was fifteen. Never in my lifetime did I imagine that I was developing the strength, knowledge and skill to follow in his footsteps….Â My father always said that when we sing, it’s like we’re praying twice. When I am on stage I experience prayer in the deepest sense.”
Here is the schedule of Shabbat events:
Friday, May 20,Â 6 p.m. — Shabbat service with Neshama Carlebach and the Nefesh band.
7:30 p.m. — Congregational Shabbat dinner and sing-a-long with Rabbi Sim Glaser, Cantor Barry Abelson and Mark Bloom.
Reservations are required for $20 fish/vegetarian dinner or $7 child pasta dinner.
Saturday, May 21,Â 9 a.m. — Torah Study: “Opening the Heart to Blessings”with Neshama Carlebach and Rabbi Glaser. This week’s Torah portion: B’chukotai, Leviticus 26:3–27:34.
10:30 a.m. — Congregational Shabbat morning service with Neshama Carlebach. Sophie Cannon and Jonathan Koren will be called to the Torah as B’nai Mitzva. Kiddush luncheon open to all following the service.
To make a reservation for dinner, contact Wendy Schwartz at 612-374-0344 or e-mail:Â firstname.lastname@example.org.Â Temple Israel is located at 2324 Emerson Ave. S., Minneapolis; telephone: 612-377-8680.
The weekend events are sponsored by The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Fund.
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