Sim Shalom Rabbi to Take Congregants to Higher Notes with Rosh Hashanah Jazz Service

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Rabbi Cantor Steven Blane will lead a jazz quartet and global congregation to almighty spiritual arrangements from the iconic Bitter End.

Join Sim Shalom at the Bitter End.

"Mountain" Rabbi Blane's new song about finding the true meaning of life.

On October 3,Sim Shalom Online Synagogue founder Rabbi Blane, will offer a Rosh Hashanah Jazz service to an adventurous group of congregants looking for an innovative place to celebrate the Jewish New Year. "The beginning of the Jewish Calendar, is a fitting time to make beautiful noise," according to Rabbi Blane. "The Torah prescribes us to sound of the shofar creating a joyful noise . Melding the vitality of the musical rhythms with traditional Jewish liturgy is a perfect way for us to reflect on the joy of the holiday and new beginnings."

Welcoming and connecting Jews of all affiliations and backgrounds from around the world in joyful uplift is the core of Sim Shalom Jewish Universalist teachings. For those who will be in New York City, tickets are available for purchase for the live service which will be at the legendary venue,the Bitter End,in Greenwich Village. Tickets help defray the program cost. As all Sim Shalom online services, the services will be streamed live with worldwide participation via chat. Individuals can simply click on at 10:30 am EST on October 3. For more information visit Sim Shalom's website click here.

As part of the celebration Rabbi Blane, who is also a recording singer- songwriter, will sing his new song "Mountain" the lyrics, talk of faith and love. Sim Shalom has offered a jazz High Holiday program to a full house of congregants in New York City for the last five years. This year he will be joined by Jack Glottman on piano, Carol Sudhalter on sax and flute, Frank Levitano on drums, and Kevin Hailey on bass.

About Sim Shalom and JSLI:

Sim Shalom is an interactive online Jewish Universalist synagogue which is liberal in thought and traditional in liturgy. Created in 2009 by Rabbi Steven Blane on Manhattan's Upper West Side, Sim Shalom offers a means of connecting the unconnected. Rabbi Blane leads accessible and short Kabbalt Shabbat services every Friday night using a virtual interface and additionally Sim Shalom provides online education programs, Jazz concerts, conversion and life-cycle ceremonies along with weeknight services at 7:00PM EST led by Rabbis and students of this online community.

Rabbi Blane is also the founder and dean of the Jewish Spiritual Leader's Institute, JSLI, a rabbinical school for professionals.

Sim Shalom, a non profit 501 © (3) tax-exempt organization, nurtures a Jewish connection through its mission of innovative services, creative education and dynamic outreach to the global community. For more information visit or call 201-338-0165

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