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Come Alive with Nefesh Mountain

05/02/2019 08:20:00 AM


Rabbi Brad Levenberg

I was at Camp Coleman when the unmistakable sound of the banjo pierced the solitude of my walk. I was heading from the staff area to meet with my assigned group and knew that we had a guest artist at Coleman, but I didn’t recall that they would be warming up at the Hillman Chapel prior to the service. And, to be perfectly honest, ever since seeing the movie Deliverance, I grow a bit weary when I hear banjo in the setting of the North Georgia Mountains.
The artist that I heard that Friday afternoon was Nefesh Mountain and they are, quite simply, phenomenal. Their application of bluegrass musical stylings to Jewish liturgy brought the hills – and the campers – alive with spirit and gladness. Their melodies are infectious and while the entire band is quite talented, leads Doni and Eric offer an admirable intensity sure to make you sing along and tap your feet.
I’m delighted that Bunzl Family Cantorial Chair Beth Schafer is bringing them to Sinai this weekend. Whether you can attend the Friday night service, the Saturday night concert, or the Noar concert on Sunday morning, you will walk away the same way as have I-glad that you were there…and wanting more.

Click here to register for the concert on Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 pm.
Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Brad Levenberg

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