Guest Appearance by Idan Raichel
April 11, 2015
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HAVDALAH is a multi-sensory ritual
performed at the end of Shabbat using speech, sound, sight, smell and taste to define the boundaries between the sacred and the everyday. Literally meaning “separation” in Hebrew, the traditional ceremony concludes Shabbat by reminding us that a little bit of holiness remains imbued in each weekday.
The Temple Emanu-El Skirball Center invites you to celebrate the conclusion of Passover with an extraordinary Havdalah ceremony. Gather with new and old friends for an assortment of wines, hors d’oeuvres and desserts with special guest Idan Raichel.
Israeli superstar Idan Raichel performed last summer with Alicia Keys, India Arie and Palestinian musician Ali Amir as part of Global Citizen Festival. His group, The Idan Raichel Project is internationally recognized for their cross-cultural musical collaborations and is a testament to the power of music in building bridges between hearts and cultures.
Tonight, Idan will guide us through a unique creative process as he discusses the fusing of many different musical traditions and performs a few songs on the piano to best instill his universal message of love and tolerance from a region of the world marred by conflict. Like the Havdalah candle, his music kindles a spark within.