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6:30 pm, March 16 - Musical Shabbat Services with Rabbi Noam Katz
Join Community Synagogue of Rye for a spirited musical Shabbat service with our guest Artist-in-Residence, Rabbi Noam Katz (composer of Roll into Dark and other tunes we love). Light refreshments will be served at our “Pre-Neg” before services, and everyone is welcome. This Shabbat service will take place in the Chapel at Rye Presbyterian Church.
8:45 am, March 17 - CJL Family Service & 4th Grade J: Life with Rabbi Noam Katz
All CJL parents are encouraged to join their children for our CJL Family service with guest musician Noam in the CSR education wing. In addition to our usual prayers, Noam will be teaching some new songs and melodies, including music inspired by his time with the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda. After services, 4th Grade Families will have a chance to dive a little deeper into his experience as part of their J-Life program.
4:00 pm, March 17 - Free Family Concert and Dinner with Rabbi Noam Katz
Families with children ages 0-10 are invited to a free family concert, followed by a casual pizza dinner in the CSR education wing. With his great rhythms and spirit, Noam will have everyone on their feet, singing in dancing! The concert and dinner are free and open to all but RSVPs are required so we can ensure enough food. To join us for this special event, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.