February 20, 2024 /

Ohavei Tarbut – Shimon Smith

Saturday, April 1, 2023    
8:00 pm

A Taste of Israel – Reform Style

Born in South Korea (yes really!), raised in Hoboken until the age of 5 and then in Israel, Shimon is excited to be back in his home state. Shimon is now the Cantorial Soloist and Artist in Residence at Temple Emanuel in Westfield, NJ.

He was the co-music director of IMPJ (Israel Movement for Progressive Judaism) biennial. He writes original Jewish music (look for him on Spotify), and was featured in Transcontinental music publications and PJ Library. He is also the host of “Best in Israeli Rock” on Jewish Rock Radio. Shimon voice dubs characters in the Israeli versions of cartoon movies and tv shows. Some notable ones are “Scar” from The Lion King and Pappa Pig from Peppa Pig.

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OHAVEI TARBUT Family Membership $100 • Individual Membership $50 • INDIVIDUAL Admission per Event: $18

Who are the Ohavei Tarbut? They are the Lovers of Jewish Culture! This series celebrates the depth and breadth of Jewish arts. We have enjoyed programs as diverse as Jewish Bluegrass from Nefesh Mountain; a cappella World Music from Vocolot; and dance midrash from the Avodah Dance Ensemble. Join us for this year’s exciting performances, all held in Anshe Emeth’s beautiful performance spaces.