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Saturday, February 16 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Zemirot Are for Everyone™ : Invitation to the Songs That Adorn the Shabbat Meal

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The zemirot are our folk music, yet their allusions--from the depths of our tradition and experience--are lost on many lay Jews. Jonathan is writing an English commentary on zemirot (above title) to unlock the secrets understood by their original audiences. Come and learn, and get “turned on” to enjoying these zemirot at your Shabbat meals!

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Jonathan D Zimet

Jonathan Zimet, rabbi and musician, has led programs at National Havurah Committee Institutes, synagogues, Hillels, and more. He draws on his background to make music and folk cultures come alive: making nusach (melodies) accessible to lay people; opening our Zemirot’s (traditional songs) rich allegories to the wider public with an English commentary he is writing. His choral programs, featuring diverse music, led to annual Shir Hashirim... Read More →

Saturday February 16, 2013 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom B ballroom level