Shabbat Live with Yoel Sykes

May 30, 2019 by Community newsdesk
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On Friday 14 June, Emanuel Synagogue will combine with Kesher Sydney to present a special Shabbat Live featuring Yoel Sykes, the main prayer leader of Nava Tehila together with founder Rabbi Ruth Kagan and Daphna Rosenberg.

Yoel Sykes

Nava Tehila is a Jerusalem-based ensemble that plays original and traditional Jewish music that energizes and excites its audiences. Nava Tehila travels to Jewish communities around the world to lead musical prayer services, concerts and workshops. Many of Yoel’s tunes are used by communities throughout Australia.

Yoel Sykes of Nava Tehila joins Shabbat Live for an energetic and uplifting special Shabbat service. Yoel’s unique musical and spiritual background lays the foundations for what promises to an extraordinary performance.

Yoel studied music at the Center for Eastern Music in Jerusalem and flamenco guitar in the Fundacion de Christina Heeren school of Flamenco Arts in Seville, Spain. He has composed many new melodies to traditional prayers, that can now be heard and sung in synagogues across Israel and around the globe. Yoel has composed many melodies to prayers, ranging from simple chants to complex musical pieces.

Cantor George Mordecai said: “Nava Tehila is one of the most inspiring and innovative Jewish prayer groups in the world today. A Shabbat service with Yoel and other talented musicians is an unforgettable experience. We are thrilled to combine with Kesher Sydney for this special occasion.”

Kesher Sydney is a peer-led, post-denominational Kabbalat Shabbat experience complete with music, reflection and connection. Yoel Sykes is in Sydney as a guest of Limmud Oz and will be presenting from June 15-17. See https://www.shalom.edu.au/limmud for more.

The Shabbat Live service starts at 6:15 pm at Emanuel Synagogue, 7 Ocean Street, Woollahra and the entire community is encouraged to attend this unique event.

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