Bowl Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah at Brooklyn Bowl

Bowl Hashanah: Rosh Hashanah at Brooklyn Bowl

Lockwood's music is born out of an apprenticeship with the late Piedmont Blues master Carolina Slim and an intense study of the music of his grandfather, the legendary Cantor Jacob Konigsberg. Seamlessly channeling these two influences, he chants traditional prayers like Avinu Malkeinu and Hineni with an old-world wail—while often accompanying himself on blues guitar.
Joining Rabbi Brenner and Lockwood are keyboardist Shoko Nagai and drummer John Bollinger with Jewlia Eisenberg.
Sydney Faith Rose will lead us in meditation.

Rabbi Daniel Brenner

Rabbi Brenner named by Newsweek Magazine as one of America's most influential rabbis, has played key roles in some of the most creative organizations in the religious world, including CLAL-the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, Auburn Seminary, Birthright Israel, and Moving Traditions, where he currently serves as the chief of education. Brenner's latest Jewish cultural arts project, Klezmer Aerobics, was featured as a select pick in the Weekend Arts section of The New York Times.

Jeremiah Lockwood

As a young man, Jeremiah Lockwood apprenticed with Piedmont Blues musician Carolina Slim, and studied chazzanus with his grandfather Cantor Jacob Konigberg. His band The Sway Machinery seeks inspiration from New York City’s cultural geography and has performed at festivals around the world, including, perhaps most notably, the Festival of the Desert in Timbuktu, Mali. He toured for years as guitarist in the band Balkan Beat Box, has scored numerous film and video projects, and served as a 2011 Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra Composer Fellow. His most recent records include a 2014 blues-oriented solo album entitled LOCKWOOD, and a new record from The Sway Machinery, Purity and Danger, released in 2015. Jeremiah is currently a PhD candidate at Stanford University where he is engaged in research on the culture of Cantorial music.

Shoko Nagai

Shoko Nagai, born in Nagoya, Japan, is a composer, pianist, accordionist and improviser. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 1999 she moved to New York City and quickly established herself in various scenes performing with such renowned artists as John Zorn, Butch Morris, Frank London, Miho Hatori (CiboMatto), Satoshi Takeishi, Erik Friedlander, Marc Ribot, Elliot Sharp, to name a few. Nagai performed in Sweden for the Nobel Prize Ceremony for Herta Muller in 2010. She is a winner of grant from NYFA 2010 and Jazzjaunts 2008. She also composes and performs for various film projects.

John Bollinger

John Bollinger is known in the New York scene as an explosive force, his fearsome groove and bone shattering bursts of energy adding an incredible excitement to his wonderful feel for a multiplicity of genres. He has worked with, among others, Barbez, Nanuchka and Guignol. John debuted with The Sway Machinery in 2009 and is featured on all of the bands subsequent recordings. In addition to his work as a musician, John is an educator and an accomplished visual artist in a variety of media. His video compositions, which walk the line between comedy and high concept performance art continue to astound an ever growing circle of cognoscenti.

Sydney Faith Rose

Sydney is a certified holistic health coach, meditation instructor and mental health professional with 10 years of experience bringing mindfulness based, person-centerd health initiatives off of the meditation cushion and into the world. Over the past decade, in addition to teaching yoga, guiding meditations, facilitating mindful eating workshops, and creating personalized wellness plans, she's worked with businesses and non-profits to develop and grow community wellness programs for whole people with bodies, minds and hearts.

Jewlia Eisenberg

Jewlia Eisenberg is a musician and composer working at the intersection of voice, text and diaspora consciousness. Her music is mostly released with John Zorn's Tzadik label on the Radical Jewish Culture imprint. Her work has been curated into the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco and the Museum of Peace in Uzbekistan; she performs regularly in Europe and the Americas. She has been a visiting artist at CalArts, MIT, and the University of Colorado, where she taught on the boundary lands holding music and critical theory. The New Yorker describes her as “Thoroughly delightful...running the gamut from hard-edged and powerful to sweet and soulful.”

$40 - $90

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Be sure to check out becausejewish.com for info on Erev Rosh Hashanah, Kol NIdre and Yom Kippur service opportunities.

 

Bowl Hashanah includes:


* Rosh Hashanah morning services led by Rabbi Daniel Brenner with music from The Sway Machinery's Jeremiah Lockwood with Shoko Nagai on keyboards and drummer John Bollinger.

* Torah reading and procession lead by Rabbi Brenner and Jewlia Eisenberg.

* Plain-sense explanations of the religious aspects of the holiday.

* Prayer.

* Shofar blowing.

* Meditation.

* Vegetarian/Dairy lunch from Blue Ribbon.

"We have said for years that Brooklyn Bowl is our sanctuary, clubhouse, church and synagogue," says Mike Greenhaus, Editor-in-Chief of Relix Magazine, "so it only makes sense that we are going to be hosting Rosh Hashanah morning services there again this year!"

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