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A Musical Shabbat with Cantor Joshua Nelson and Kosher Gospel

Friday, June 9 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM (Free Admission)

Congregation Beth Israel of Media and Rabbi Linda Potemken invite you to sing and pray with Cantor Joshua Nelson, the ”King of Kosher Gospel!”  Cantor Joshua fuses his African-American roots with his Judaism in a style rarely experienced in American synagogues. So unique and popular is his style, that finding room in his schedule to visit Beth Israel is truly a blessing.

Cultural traditions typically change slowly, over the long arc of history. But occasionally a folk cultural innovation emerges that are startlingly fresh in its outward manifestation, although it remains deeply—even reverently—traditional at its core. You may have never heard of “Kosher Gospel” music before today, but the inspirational performances of Joshua Nelson, the creator of this style, will surely call out to your soul.

Funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia

Sun, September 22 2019 22 Elul 5779