Prepare for Rosh Hashanah in a new way this year. Rabbi Hannah and guest jazz saxophonist Rabbi Neil Blumofe will meld Chassidic melody with jazz, accompanied by a fine band of local musicians.
Mark this date for Or Shalom’s first Jazz Selichot – you won’t find anything like this!
Probably most Or Shalomniks face this question from friends and family at some time, namely – what denomination is Or Shalom? Are we Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, or Reconstructionist?
The answer is complicated – none of the above, and a little of all the above. ALEPH co-chairs Rabbi Rachel Barenblat and Rabbi David Marcus explain it well in this podcast from Judaism Unbound.
This year’s annual Or Shalom Retreat was held as usual in the scenic Hope valley, featuring guest Irwin Keller.