High Holidays 2020

First Night Rosh Hashanah

Presented by Because Jewish

Friday, September 18 :: 7:30PM ET

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About High Holidays 2020

High Holidays 2020 presented by Because Jewish live from Brooklyn Bowl over Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

For the ninth year, Because Jewish will host a suite of musically and spiritually driven High Holiday services. All four events will be broadcast for free live from New York’s Brooklyn Bowl, without an audience.

All four services will be led by Rabbi Daniel Brenner and musical director and Antibalas cofounder Jordan McLean, who will direct a house band comprised of members of Antibalas as well as drummer John Bollinger (Barbez/Antony and the Johnsons/Sway Machinery) and cantorial soloist Yula Beeri (The Hive/Hyrda).

Sydney Rose of Dharma Punks will also lead a guided meditation at each event and a variety of musical guests from the Jewish and secular world will appear throughout the suite of services, both live and through exclusive pre-recorded performances, including Armo, Eric Slick (Dr. Dog), Reid Genauer (Strangefolk), Alex Bleeker (Real Estate), Stuart Bogie (Antibalas/Arcade Fire), Dan Lebowitz (ALO), Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group), Dave Harrington (Darkside), Adam Roberts, Aaron Diskin (Golem) Anthony Russell, Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and a number of others.

Jeremiah Lockwood will serve as our musical and spiritual supervisors remotely. Lockwood was a member of Balkan Beat Box and Piedmont Blues musician Carolina Slim’s Fraternal Order and has collaborated extensively with Antibalas, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Brian Chase and many others.