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Logsdon Welcomes Feliza and Or Zohar to Share Israeli Music

  

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Logsdon Seminary is pleased to announce our chapel service featuring Feliza and Or Zohar from the Galilee region of Israel on Nov. 1 at 11:55 a.m. in Logsdon Chapel. The couple will be performing some of their widely recognized contemporary Israeli music and sharing about incarnating the grace of reconciliation in a troubled region. HSU and the broader Abilene community are all welcome to attend this event.

 

Rabbi Or Zohar is a friend of Logsdon Seminary through his participation in Logsdon’s Israel Study Course as a lecturer. He is also a musician, teacher of Judaism and Kabbalah, and community builder in the Israeli Reform Movement. He serves as the reform rabbi of Misgav Regional Council in Galilee. Feliza Zohar is a singer-songwriter, song leader, artist and choreographer.

This husband-wife team has been sharing their original sacred music for over a decade, using it as a tool for bringing people together and for sharing a vision of a more pluralistic and progressive society in Israel. Feliza and Or have toured in North America, sharing their music, spiritual teachings, and life stories with congregations throughout the continent. Their original melodies are known, loved, and used in various congregations around the world.

Their first album Lev Tahor (2007) has been a pioneering voice in a new wave of contemporary Israeli spiritual music. Their second album Mikolot Mayim (2016) is a musical “mandala” of 13 original melodies that takes the listener on a spiritual journey through Shabbat. Some of their songs are included in the prayer songbooks Libi B’mizrach and Shabbat Anthology Vl. 9, (Transcontinental Music). Their music was recently featured at the 2017 WUPJ Connections Convention, Israel, and they presented their work at a Shabbat Luncheon of the 2017 URJ Biennial in Boston.

To RSVP for lunch following the service, contact Laura Seaton at laura.seaton@hsutx.edu.