Nefesh Mountain – An Evening of Peace, Love and Joy
Saturday, January 12
Bellefield Hall Auditorium
Thanks to the generosity of Jewish bluegrass band Nefesh Mountain and others, Congregation Dor Hadash has been able to organize a free concert for the community on January 12. The concert will start off 2019 with an evening of peace, love, and joy.
Nefesh Mountain brings bluegrass music and Americana into Hebrew prayer. Husband and wife team Eric Lindberg & Doni Zasloff are the pioneers of this new blend of spiritual American music and bring their unique knowledge and passion for these beautiful worlds to the fore with songs in English and Hebrew alike. Their most recent album “Beneath the Open Sky” has been featured in Rolling Stone, Billboard, The Bluegrass Situation, No Depression, and Bluegrass Today.
The concert will be held at Bellefield Hall, which was the original Young Men and Women’s Hebrew Association. The concert is free, though tickets are available on a first come first serve basis. Once the Hall is full, we will close admission. The Hall is accessible.
We extend our deepest gratitude to the Pittsburgh Community for your overwhelming outpouring of support since the murder of 11 of our fellow Jews on October 27.
You have stood with us. You have sung with us, prayed with us, grieved with us and raised funds for us. Your support has held us up over the past several weeks and affirmed for us the strength of our Jewish and Pittsburgh Communities.
We were attacked because we are Jews. We condemn the white nationalist ideology the perpetrator embraced, a toxic belief system that promotes anti-Semitism and demonizes non-white immigrants, Muslims, the LGBTQIA+ community, and people of color.
We raise our voices to demand an end to hate speech and the othering of any human beings by anyone, including our elected leaders. We raise our voices to demand rational gun laws to help prevent future tragedies.
This tragedy will forever be a part of our story, but it will not define us. We will move forward and rebuild, not only our congregation, but our country.
If you or someone you know needs support in recovering from this tragedy, please see these resources from Jewish Family and Community Services.
Congregation Dor Hadash is a member-led congregation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, an affiliate of the Jewish Reconstructionist Communities.
Congregants share in the responsibility for ritual programs and in all the administrative aspects of congregational life. Active participation is central to the exploration and development of our Jewish identities.
Our congregation is welcoming, egalitarian, and inclusive. Our congregants are Jews by birth or by choice; they are single or part of family units; they include people of different sexual orientations and gender identities; and they live in households that are of the same or different faiths.
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Rodef Shalom Congregation
4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213