Rabbi Dan and Jeremiah Lockwood will provide an opportunity to tap into the central theme of this season, with experimental sounds, forgotten practices and traditional prayer -- tuning into the light and the wonder stories of this festival.
Friday, Dec. 15 6pm
421 5th Ave in Park Slope, Brooklyn
We commemorate the Maccabees cleaning out the waste that had clogged up their temples, and all of the things that blocked prayer from their lives, by washing away the false gifts that fill our own lives.
Join us in this interactive healing -- through melody, meditation and incantation.
Along with Rabbi Dan and Jeremiah will be special guest, Jewlia Eisenberg (leader of the band Charming Hostess) and co-leader of this past summer's singing workshop - Sound, Song and Symbol.
This is a continuation of Rabbi Dan and Jeremiah Lockwood's re-imagining Jewish "holy days." This exploration began six years ago with the High Holidays and was expanded this year to include Lament: The Ninth Av at Green-Wood Cemetery, Erev Rosh Hashanah at Nublu Classic, and the Hannukah Sound Revival at BAX.
Evening will include: Candlelighting, Breathing and Meditation, Listening, Singing, Atoning, Praising, Healing, Mingling, Noshing
Jewlia Eisenberg is a composer, extended-technique vocalist, lay cantor, and the founder of Charming Hostess. She is interested in the particular emotional, erotic and spiritual terrains that the voice can traverse. Her work explores the intersection of text and the sounding body, pushing for translation strategies between verbal and non-verbal languages. Collaborators include anarcholits Fantom Slobode, choreographer Jo Kreiter and filmmaker Lynn Sachs. Commissioned work includes Harmonices Mundi, an opera about Kepler’s mother, and Red Rosa, a song cycle based on the letters of Rosa Luxemburg. She has been an Artist-in-Residence at MIT and University of Denver; she has studied with sozanda Muna Nissimova, Fred Frith and Daniel Boyarin. Hobbies include class war, knitting, and smashing SUV windshields. Brooklyn born and bred, she now calls San Francisco home.