Moving Traditions Benefit Event in honor of Jeffrey Schwarz
A Table-less Tisch
Moving Traditions invites you to a participatory evening of drinks, dessert, singing, storytelling, and “Moving the Tradition” at our benefit event in honor of Jeffrey Schwarz.
Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 / 3rd of Nisan 7:45 – 9:45 p.m.
Program begins at 8:00 p.m.
Dessert reception following the program.
Redeemer — 150 West 83rd Street, New York City
What’s A Table-less Tisch?
Our European grandfathers sat at the “tisch” – table in Yiddish – to sing, drink, and tell stories as a way of accessing Jewish wisdom. Our Moving Traditions’ tisch is based on that model but is re-imagined for 2014 as open and accessible to both women and men. As an added pleasure, Joey Weisenberg, musician, teacher extraordinaire and Creative Director of the Hadar Center for Communal Jewish Music will facilitate a transformational musical experience, teaching “niggunim” – the wordless melodies that are a central feature of the tisch.
What is the connection between a tisch and Moving Traditions? One of the highlights of our training for Shevet Achim group leaders is a tisch where the men talk about how their often complicated relationships with their fathers helped form the men they are today. We are excited to give you a window into our work on gender for boys and men as we honor Jeffrey.
About Jeffrey Schwarz
Without Jeffrey Schwarz, Moving Traditions may not have launched in 2005. A trusted advisor, Jeffrey told one of the co-founders to “go for it” when she asked his advice about starting an organization focusing a gender lens on Jewish wisdom and ritual. Being a doer and committed to the mission, Jeffrey accepted the invitation to join Moving Traditions’ founding Board and served as its highly-valued treasurer for seven years.
Jeffrey’s commitment to action and innovation is not limited to Moving Traditions. A Wexner Fellow, Jeffrey was the founding Co-Chair of Limmud NY, another game-changing organiza tion, and has served on the boards of organizations large and small that make a difference, including Alma NY, CLAL, the Davidson School of Education at JTS, the JCC in Manhattan, Nesiya Institute, Solomon Schechter School of Manhattan, and UJA-Federation of New York. Currently limiting himself to only one board, Jeffrey is a member of the Board of Overseers for the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.
A summa cum laude graduate of Wharton, Jeffrey is co-founder and co-managing partner of Metropolitan Capital Advisors, Inc., a New York-based investment manager.
Jeffrey and Wendy, his wife of 29 years, are the proud parents of Benjamin and Rebecca.
About Joey Weisenberg
Joey Weisenberg is the Creative Director of the Mechon Hadar Center for Communal Jewish Music and is the author of Building Singing Communities. A multi-instrumentalist musician, singer, and composer who has performed and recorded internationally with dozens of bands in a wide variety of musical styles, Joey’s niggunim have become popular worldwide.
Joey visits shuls and communities around the country as musician-in-residence to teach his popular
“Spontaneous Jewish Choir” workshops to the delight of people who never knew they liked making music.
Rabbi David Ellenson
Madelyn Bucksbaum Adamson* & Allen Adamson
Alisa Robbins Doctoroff* & Dan Doctoroff
Paula & Jerry Gottesman
Sally Gottesman* & Rachel Tiven
Carol & Michael Lowenstein
Carolyn* & Phil Perelmuter
Deborah & David Roberts
* Moving Traditions Board Member.
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