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koleynu music festival

Or Shalom and Music Director, Mikey Pauker, are hosting Koleynu, the world’s first devotional and pluralistic virtual Jewish music festival. Koleynu, Hebrew for “our voices,” is a virtual gathering that weaves together music, spiritual practice, activism, and wisdom from Judaism and other faiths.

Here's how it works!

The festival will take place from 8am-6pm (PT) on Sunday, May 17th.  Each musician or wisdom keeper will live-stream directly from their own Facebook page. Choose the people or artists you wish to watch live from the schedule below and click their link to view at their scheduled time.  Sit back and listen or get up and dance!  Donation opportunities will be available on each page

Lineup and Schedule

Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg   8am-8:45am (PT)
Rabbi Rosalind Glazer  9am-9:45am (PT)
Rabbi Katie Mizrahi  10am-10:45am (PT)
Alison Faith Levy  11am-11:45am (PT)
Coleen Dieker  12pm-12:45pm (PT)
Rabbi Zelig Golden   1pm-1:45pm (PT)
BLESD  2pm-2:45pm (PT)
Deborah Sacks Mintz   3pm-3:45pm (PT)
Mikey Pauker  4pm-4:45pm (PT)
Chava Mirel   5pm-6pm (PT)

These links can also be found on the Koleynu Facebook Event page .  Visit this page to let us know you are attending and share it with your friends! 

Participant Bios

Rabbi Sheila Peltz Weinberg, one of Rabbi Katie's favorite mentors,  has served as a congregational rabbi, a master meditation teacher and spiritual director.  She has published widely on many topics and most recently in her book, God Loves the Stranger, which will feature in her teaching for Koleynu.

Rabbi Rosalind Glazer is joning Koleynu from Jerusalem, where she is Founder & Chief Rabbi of Joyful Jerusalem Lifecycles & Destination Celebration.  Rabbi Rosalind is an extraordinary singer and leader of prayer, creator of the Sacred Hebrew Chant & Drum Experience TM and co-founder of VOCOLOT, an internationally acclaimed ensemble. She also served for several years as the Rabbi for BIJ in San Francisco.

Rabbi Katie Mizrahi, Or Shalom’s spiritual leader since 2007, guides our community in finding the joy at the heart of Judaism. Her wisdom and learning, and her singing and drumming, take us from the High Holy Day peaks to the rhythm of Shabbat and the sweet songs of Havdalah.
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Alison Faith Levy -- Or Shalom member and leader, (you may remember her amazing Kol Nidre this past Yom Kippur!), Alison has also blessed Or Shalom as one of our tot program leaders through the years.  Beyond our community, she is a beloved children's performer, bandleader, composer and educator and was an original member of nationally renowned children's band The Sippy Cups. Alison will be offering a set of fun-filled music for the whole family at Koleynu.

Coleen Dieker is a Kansas City native. She collaborates nationally and internationally as a recording artist, performer, arranger, and composer. Today she continues to freelance, enjoying a wide variety of work from sacred religious music to rock n' roll and hip-hop, from gypsy jazz to country and bluegrass.

Rabbi Zelig Golden is the CEO and cofounder of the center for Earth Based Judaism: Wilderness Torah.

Blesd is a conscious pop band based out of Los Angeles. They aim to provide a new way for people to access their true spirit. Their mission is to help people transcend the boundaries that separate us by religion, race, sexual preference, gender, etc. and connect as humans over a shared desire for love and hope. 

Deborah Sacks Mintz is a musician, educator, and ba'alat tefila, serving as a resource to communities across North America and beyond who seek to deepen their practice of empowered song and connective prayer. In addition to composing new nigunim and facilitating davening leadership workshops nation-wide, Deborah can be found regularly performing and recording with a myriad of musicians, most belovedly as a long-time singer in Joey Weisenberg's Hadar Ensemble.

Mikey Pauker- (pronounced pow-ker) is a Jewish Folk/World artist from San Rafael, California. Pauker has been described as one of "The 10 Stars Of The New Jewish Music via TIME Magazine. He is also the Music Director at Or Shalom Jewish Community in San Francisco.

Chava Mirel is an internationally touring singer guitarist,composer,recording artist, spiritual leader and activist.Performing in Folk, World Music, Jazz and other genres, she imbues her music with the universal themes of hope, caring, connection, inclusion, women’s and environmental issues.

Sat, June 6 2020 14 Sivan 5780