Thursday, October 25, 2007
Carlebach Yahrzeit commemorated by Jewish Broadcast and the Carlebach Shul
Sunday, October 28th will be the 10th Yahrzeit of Reb. Shlomo Carlebach and JewishBrodcast.Com and the Carlebach Shul will, independently, be commemorating the life of the "Singing Rabbi."
Carlebach was an much loved Orthodox Rabbi who was heavily influenced by Chassidic traditions and used music as a core part of a dedicated outreach program. He was a gifted musician and song writer and his compositions are still very popular, having been recorded and covered many times and have been incorporated in the liturgy of many shuls (including the Carlebach Shul, see below). Carlebach's recordings are still readily available through your favorite music store or online shop JewishJukebox.com, MostlyMusic.com and Hatikvah Music, for example, all have lots of titles in stock. Wikipedia lists his full discography. If you aren't familiar with his music, check out this YouTube video. It's pretty representative
Ruach Weekend 1992 Part 2 Shlomo Carlebach & Dovid Zeller
JewishBroadcast.com will be spend the day streaming audio of Carlebach songs and stories. (Note: JB requires a free login. Also, I've had trouble using JB with my Firefox browser, but it works fine with Windows Explorer)
The Carlebach Shul will be hosting a Yahrzeit commemoration weekend (Oct 26 to 28, 2007). The weekend will include a Tribute Concert on Saturday night featuring Heshy Broyde, Shloime Dachs, Yehuda Green,Eitan Katz, Eli Kranzler, The Nochi Krohn Band, SoulFarm, and Yisroel Williger. Carlebach's daughter Neshema Carlebach will perform on Sunday. If you're in the New York City area, they'd love to see you.
One last note, the Carlebach's estate has posted a set of his Divrei (words of) Torah at The Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach Foundation website. Great reading and good to remember that Carlebach was a rebbe first and musician second.
Hat Tip to the Jewish Music Review for the Jewish Broadcast banner add