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Bat Yam Temple to host Nefesh Mountain concert

By BAT YAM - | Jan 27, 2021

The Bat Yam Temple of the Islands will host its annual fundraiser concert on March 7 at 4 p.m. The event will be live-steamed free for virtual viewing, but donations are encouraged and welcomed.

The concert will feature Bat Yam Temple’s Cantor Murray Simon, the Rev. Dr. John H. Danner of Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ, and Doni Zasloff and Eric Lindberg from the Nefesh Mountain bluegrass band, which includes violinist Alan Grubner and Tim Kiah on bass and vocals.

Nefesh means “soul” and the Nefesh Mountain is a favorite of Jewish and non-Jewish fans who enjoy the mashup of Jewish liturgy with bluegrass melodies. Zasloff talks about how the band represents diversity in bluegrass, and theirs is a contemporary group that spreads the message of the joy and magic of American roots music. Their repertoire often includes songs by Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie.

Active since 2014, the band has toured the United States, Canada, Israel, England and Australia. It performs at concert halls, festivals, workshops, schools, camps and synagogues. It has been featured in Rolling Stone, BBC World News, Billboard and Bluegrass Today, among others.

Event attendance is on a first come, first-served registration basis.

To register, email batyamsanibel@gmail.com with the subject heading “concert.”

Additional benefits are available for sponsors of the concert.