High Holy Days Guest Musicians 5778

Desert Wind

AlanBachmanDesert Wind artists Alan and Andalin Bachman and Rajab Juma on hand drums. Award winning Alan Bachman, with his songs, vocals, and dazzling keyboard work and Andalin Bachman, with her wide assortment of soaring flutes, have been instrumental in continuing the spread of Jewish mystical music in the spirit of Shlomo Carlebach za”l and Renewal. Alan is also serving as our rabbinic intern and will be sharing his thoughts and teachings on the new year.

Desert Wind is internationally acclaimed for its high energy fusion jazz, rock, and world-beat music. With almost 200 BMI songs selling on Amazon.Com, iTunes, CDBaby, and throughout cyberspace, there have been nearly two million digital streams and downloads of this inspirational music, including the Jewish 2 CD Set “She is a Tree of Life” and “Kabbalah Shekhinah.”

Andalin BachmanFor more information on Desert Wind, please visit:


Kabbalah Kirtan: YOFIYAH

YofiyahYofiyah, MFA, is the founder of Kabbalah Kirtan, an ecstatic kabbalistic practice based on the chanting of sacred Hebrew texts and Names of God. The simplicity of the words, and the hypnotic energy of the music transforms Kabbalistic Kirtan into a broad highway to Heaven open to men and women regardless of their level of Hebrew fluency and religious training and background. Yofiyah uses her skills as a voice teacher, artist, and improvisational musician to create a safe and welcoming environment for finding and freeing your authentic voice. We are very happy to welcome Yofiyah back! For more information on Yofiyah, click here.

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