Nava Tehila Concert
Sing and let your spirit rise!
Join the musical prayer leaders of Nava Tehila, Jerusalem, for an evening of delight as they invite us to travel into the landscape of holiness and joy. Through chanting Psalms and Song of Songs with original melodies and guided intentions, we will connect to the spirit and allow it to fill our hearts and uplift our souls.
We are delighted to welcome Nava Tehila to Temple Sinai, and are honored to co-sponsor this appearance with our friends from Rodef Shalom. Come be part of this extraordinary evening.
Free and open to the public.
About Nava Tehila
Nava Tehila, Jerusalem’s Jewish Renewal Community, is one of the Jewish world's most innovative musical prayer communities. It’s spiritual leaders: Rabbi Ruth Gan Kagan, Daphna Rosenberg and Yoel Sykes generate new prayer modalities, compose new music for prayer and train Jewish prayer leaders in the art of musical prayer leading.
Nava Tehila encourages inspiration, elation, praise and deep inner reflection, while holding a place of global awareness for the importance of prayer and Divine connection everywhere. Their music is sung in synagogues across Israel and throughout the globe.
Daphna Rosenberg – Vocals and Guitar
Daphna Rosenberg is a singer, guitarist and a main prayer leader in the Nava Tehila Jewish Renewal community in Jerusalem. Daphna composes new music to traditional prayers and poetry. She has specialized in musically leading Circle of Life ceremonies – such as births, Bar/Bat mitzvas and weddings and is active in the area of spiritual care for the ill and creating heart-to-heart connections between people from different cultures and traditions.
Yoel Sykes – Vocals and Guitar
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 is a main prayer leader in the Nava Tehila Jewish Renewal community in Jerusalem. He has composed many new melodies to traditional prayers, influenced by a variety of musical cultures. He is a master of improvisation and an extraordinary vocal soloist, as well as a talented leader of spiritual prayer circles.
Moshe Kedem – Percussion
Moshe is a drummer and a percussionist who specializes in Middle Eastern instruments.
His playing is influenced by the Middle-Eastern, Indian, Turkish and Balkan traditions. He is a student of world renowned Israeli percussionist Zohar Fresco. Moshe graduated from the Ethnic Music School at Bar Ilan University and is now completing his Masters in Musical Therapy.
Moshe plays, records and performs with different ensembles in Israel and is exploring the connection between music, rhythm and healing.
Yoni Avi Battat
Yoni Avi Battat is a Boston-based violinist, performing Jewish music in a variety of styles around the world. A strong advocate of embracing the diversity of Jewish culture, Yoni loves sharing the rich music of both Ashkenazi and Mizrahi musical traditions through groups such as Two-Shekel Swing (Klezmer and Gypsy Jazz) and Tizmoret Hiba (contemporary and traditional Mizrahi). In each of these genres, Yoni draws strongly on his extensive classical training (Brandeis and Boston University), and his experience performing, touring and teaching with the Virtuoso Soloists Ensemble. www.yonibattat.com