Authentic Responses: A Weekend with Professor Shaul Magid
Scholar in Residence, Professor Shaul Magid, will be in the Boulder community for three days for Meaning and Joy! Shaul Magid is Professor of Jewish Studies at
Scholar in Residence, Professor Shaul Magid, will be in the Boulder community for three days for Meaning and Joy!
Shaul Magid is Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College, a senior fellow at the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard, and the Kogod Senior Research Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. In 2023-2024 he will be the Visiting Professor of Modern Jewish Studies at Harvard Divinity School. He has been the rabbi of the Fire Island Synagogue in Seaview, Fire Island, NY for the past 25 years. He is the author of many books and essays. His new book “The Necessity of Exile: Essays from a Distance” (New York: Ayin Press) will be available November 2023.
The Boulder JCC is thrilled to be a host for one of these meaningful events during this special weekend!
Saturday, December 2: Spirit Music at the Boulder JCC
Come together and celebrate the spirit of joy with captivating music performances. Our storyteller, Rabbi Marc, will guide us along through this musical experience with Rabbi Marc Soloway and Rabbi Fred Greene as leads for the Havdallah. Join us at 6 pm for a social and refreshments.
Cantor Devorah Avery, Cantorial Soloist Emerita Holli Berman, and Friends: With their voices together, share glimpses of heartfelt music from the neo-Hasidic style to contemporary folk melodies. Music has always been the connecting bridge between these in our effort to cultivate a personal relationship with God through music.
Shaul Magid Discovering Banjo with a Jewish Sound: For thousands of years Jews lived in many locales and appropriated the music from the cultures around them. In many cases, they adopted the music from their surroundings into the liturgy used in synagogues. Drawing from music of the mountain regions from Virginia, Kentucky and North Carolina, Shaul Magid developed a new approach to the Kabbalat Shabbat prayers using old-time Appalachian music on the banjo.
Jubilee Klezmer: Witness a joyful and diverse group of Boulder area musicians who explore classics and hidden gems of klezmer music and Yiddish song. They are inspired by bands and artists such as The Klezmer Conservatory Band, Veretski Pass, Tsibele, Andy Statman, The Andrews Sisters, Ruth Rubin, and Leonard Cohen. We play, we celebrate, we contemplate, we listen, and we are alle freylekh—all joyful in a musical community.
This program is made possible by generous individuals in the Boulder community and presented by the Boulder JCC, Congregation Bonai Shalom, Congregation Har HaShem, Congregation Nevei Kodesh, University of Colorado Program in Jewish Studies.
Doors Open: 6 pm
Event Begins: 6:30 pm
Saturday, December 2 | 6 – 8 pm | $25
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