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Billy Jonas

January 19-21, 2018

Billy Jonas is a songsmith, multi-instrumentalist, and Jewish educator. Since 1987 he has performed worldwide, in both secular and faith-oriented contexts, using voice, guitar and “industrial re-percussion” (instruments made from found objects).
Don’t miss the chance to experience Billy Jonas at Temple Judea!

Friday, January 19th
Coleman Shabbat 6:00pm
Billy will be joining Rabbi Siegal, Rabbi Fisch, Cantorial Soloist Jodi Rozental, and our Camp Coleman campers to enrich our Shabbat service. Billy will offer a “sermon-in-song” using guitar, middle eastern frame drums, and his trademark homemade instrument creations.

Saturday, January 20th
Tot Shabbat Sing-and-Play – 10:00am
Funky Jewish music for the whole family! Billy’s creative sounds are guaranteed to inspire wonder, joy, and singing. Billy Jonas makes innovative use of found objects, using the rhythm of words, the body, and instruments to inspire young and old.

The Art of Jewish Song (Seudah Shlishit) – 3:00pm
Location TBA
A participatory musical experience! Using Billy’s original pieces, original settings of prayers and liturgical texts, as well as standards, we’ll dive into the heart of what makes a song or melody “Jewish.”

Sunday, January 21st
Re-Percussion (for J-PLEx 4th-6th graders) – 9:30am
With boxes, tin cans, and plastic containers, tape, and ingenuity, we’ll create playable musical sculptures. The sky is the limit!

Family Concert – 11:30am
Engaging sing-alongs, call and response, and question/answer songs, with lots of hand motions, featuring homemade percussion instruments from found and recyclable objects.

This program is made possible by generous contributions made to the Kalish Artist-in-Residence Fund.  This fund was established in memory of Hillary Kalish, daughter of Ronald & Nedra Kalish to insure that Temple Judea is able to offer regular artist-in-residence programs.



Upcoming Events

01.11.2018 - 01.25.2018
Miami Jewish Film Festival
01.19.2018 - 01.21.2018
Kalish Artist in Residence Weekend
01.21.2018 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
B'nai Mitzvah Club Lunch
01.22.2018 8:15 am - 9:15 am
Torah Study
01.22.2018 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Teen Program - On/Off Site
01.23.2018 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Music Together with Ms Christy
01.23.2018 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Harrison Library Open