Hanukah Human Rights Concert with David and Aaron Shneyer

Sat Dec 09 2023 at 04:30 pm to 07:00 pm

Seekers Church | Washington

Am Kolel Jewish Renewel Community
Publisher/HostAm Kolel Jewish Renewel Community
Hanukah Human Rights Concert with David and Aaron Shneyer
Concert and candle lighting with David & Aaron Shneyer and friends, celebrating and benefitting peace and human rights organizations.
About this Event

Rabbi David Shneyer and Aaron Shneyer will share original Jewish folk and liturgical music ushering in Hanukah. Friends including members of the Fabrangen Fiddlers, the Sixth & I music team, and DC Musical Shabbat musicians will accompany Reb David and Aaron in their first ever father-son concert.

A family-friendly sing-a-long and candlelighting led by DC Musical Shabbat musicians will preceed the concert from 4:30-5:15pm. The concert will take place from 5:30-7pm. Dreidel games and sufganiyot will be shared throughout the evening.

The concert is free with suggested donations benefitting peace and human rights efforts, the New Israel Fund and HIAS.

The event will also be livestreamed on Zoom.

About the performers:
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Rabbi David Shneyer is the founder, director and spiritual leader of Am Kolel. Reb David studied at the Jewish Theological Seminary and in Israel, earning degrees in Judaic studies from Rutgers University and Baltimore Hebrew College. He received his "semicha" ordination from the Aleph Seminary founded by Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shlomi. The past president of Ohalah, the Rabbinic Association of Jewish Renewal Rabbis, Reb David is also an accomplished musician, founding and leading The Fabrangen Fiddlers, and a composer of new liturgical music. He also helped found Jews United for Justice, and is active in the Chesapeake Climate Action Network and T’ruach a Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, J Street, and other social justice organizations. Reb David is also a founding spiritual leader of Kehila Chadasha, a havurah based in Bethesda.

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Aaron Shneyer’s music weaves together influences from across the world, aiming to celebrate life and heal our divides. In 2008, a Fulbright-MTVu Fellowship to study music’s power to build mutual-understanding took him to Jerusalem where he formed www.heartbeat.fm, an organization that brings together and empowers Israeli and Palestinian youth musicians. He’s a 2023 Artist Fellow with the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Since 2015 he has been the Musical Director at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue and now also serves as the service leader/Shaliach Tzibur at Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Synagogue in Bethesda, MD. www.aaronshneyer.com

Am Kolel is an independent Jewish community dedicated to Jewish renewal by addressing spiritual needs in a welcoming, inclusive manner and responding to issues facing society with a progressive Jewish presence. Am Kolel means "an inclusive people." We celebrate the spiritual warmth of Judaism in a form that is joyful and personal. We reflect the ideals and principles of the Jewish Renewal Movement.

DC Musical Shabbat offers welcoming, joyful, and nourishing Shabbat experiences, centering music, singing and community. Organized by parents of young children who came together seeking vibrant, creative, and inclusive Jewish experiences for our children and ourselves, our gatherings are open to all and emphasize exciting and meaningful points of connection between young families, many of whom have settled in Washington, DC’s Ward 4. We aim to provide our children with a fun and dynamic Shabbat experience that grounds them in Jewish culture, values, and tradition while offering adults a space to connect and renew through heart-opening song.

DC Musical Shabbat is funded by The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Seekers Church, 276 Carroll Street Northwest, Washington, United States


USD 0.00 to USD 500.00

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