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Friday, February 14 • 4:50pm - 6:20pm
Bluegrass Kabbalat Shabbat

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Welcome Shabbat with a new sound! We will worship and sing along with banjo, guitar, fiddle and mandolin. Together with Park Avenue Synagogue’s Young Family Education Director Matt Check, cantorial soloist Rachel Brook and the acclaimed Astrograss, we will bring in Shabbat with a joyous mix of Jewish melody and Bluegrass harmony.



Astrograss, formed in 2003, performs high-energy bluegrass music for all occasions. Since its inception, Astrograss has moved to the forefront of New York's lively acoustic music and bluegrass scene. The band has also been recognized on a national level, performing at the legendary Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival for 5 years in a row. ('07 through '12), and also at the prestigious South by Southwest Festival in March 2009.

Rachel Brook

Rachel Brook, a Jewish musician, educator and service leader, is the conductor of Shir Chadash: The Brooklyn Jewish Community Chorus and the Westchester chapter of HaZamir:The International Jewish High School Choir. She teaches and leads services at several congregations throughout New York and at the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem. Rachel enjoys performing with the Zamir Chorale, Kirtan Rabbi, and more. She is in her third year... Read More →

Matt Check

Matt Check is Director of Young Family Education at Park Avenue Synagogue in Manhattan. He is also an accomplished singer/songwriter of Jewish kids' music and bluegrass.

Friday February 14, 2014 4:50pm - 6:20pm
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