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May 29, 7 pm9 pm.

A night of sacred Jewish music and song, celebrating the recent release of Abitah, the latest album of renowned composer, singer, and Rabbi Yosef Goldman. It creates a rich and multilayered soundscape rooted in Middle Eastern vibes with influences ranging from contemporary Israeli chant circles to contemplative jazz, mystical Hasidic niggunim, and psychedelic folk-rock. 

Featuring Yosef Goldman, Yoni Avi Battat, Yoshie Fruchter, Daniel Ori, Ilya Shneyveys and Shai Wetzer, with special guest Deborah Sacks Mintz. 

Co-sponsored by Hadar Rising Song Institute, Romemu and Lab/Shul, Central Synagogue, and the Meyerson JCC. 


Abitah is “a hidden doorway with the power to open the heart with its elevated spirit; it touches the very root of the soul.”  – Rabbah Tamar Elad Applebaum

BIO: Yosef Goldman is a composer of contemporary Jewish sacred music and a rabbi and leading facilitator and educator of Jewish communal music and prayer. He weaves ancient devotional music from his Mizrahi and Ashkenazi heritage alongside contemporary American and Israeli Jewish sacred music to foster healing, connection, and social change. His original compositions are sung in synagogues, schools, and camps across North America and Israel. Yosef has collaborated on over a dozen albums with a diverse array of voices in the world of Jewish music in the US and Israel, including recording two albums of his original spiritual music, Open My Heart (2019), and Abitah (2023), which has been described as “a hidden doorway with the power to open the heart, with its elevated spirit; it touches the very root of the soul.” Along with klezmer trombonist Dan Blackberg, Yosef was selected for the Kimmel Center’s Jazz Residency in 2018-19. Yosef’s  newest project is Kedmah: The Rising Song Piyyut Project. Their first album Simu Lev came out in April, 2024 on Rising Song Records. He serves as senior advisor for Hadar’s Rising Song Institute and co-leads Shaare Torah congregation in Montgomery County, Maryland, with his wife, Rabbi Annie Lewis.


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New York, NY 10023 United States