Welcome to Kol Jeshurun, the podcast of Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, a vibrant and flourishing reform Jewish community in Short Hills, New Jersey. This podcast is a place to engage with teachings and music from our clergy, staff, and guest speakers, as we strive to bring a sense of meaning and hope into our world.
If you would like to learn more about our congregation, please visit us at www.tbj.org and follow us on Facebook @congregationbnaijeshurun and on Instagram @tbj_nj .
Transcriptions available at www.tbj.org/podcast#
When Will Redemption Come?
A lifelong educator from Newark, New Jersey's South Ward, Charity Haygood speaks on social and economic justice in the context of biblical enslavement and wandering. Haygood asks from our Liturgy, “When will redemption come? When we grant everyone what we claim for ourselves.”Originally aired during Shabbat services in the Summer of 2021.Produced and edited by Matt Turk, TBJ's music director.Theme Music by Matt Turk.
A Conversation with Cantor Jeff Klepper - Episode 2 of 2
Congregation B’nai Jeshurun Music Director Matt Turk sits down with legendary Cantor Jeffrey Klepper to discuss how Cantor Klepper, Rabbi Daniel Friedlander and Debbie Friedman “torpedoed" Reform Judaism, Jazz legend Arnie Lawrence, Rabbi Chaim Stern’s importance and bringing guitar to liturgical music. Episode 2 of 2.
A Conversation with Cantor Jeff Klepper
Congregation B’nai Jeshurun Music Director Matt Turk sits down with legendary Cantor Jeffrey Klepper to discuss “Shalom Rav”, the importance of camp music and how it changed Reform Judaism, becoming a composer, the guitar and his “Ah-Ha” moment at the Chasidic Music Festival. Episode 1 of 2.
A Special Presentation Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. King
TBJ's Music Director, Matthew J. Turk presents a special musical presentation celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.This program was made possible by the generosity of the Dreifus Family in honor of their Aunt Esther Teidor. The video of this presentation can be found here. Directed and arranged by Matthew J. Turk, Music DirectorLead Vocals: Cantor Lucy B. Fishbein, Matthew J. TurkQuartet: Marni Raab, Halley Gilbert, Ethan Fran, Michael TedescoBand:Gary Schreiner, PianoDave Richards, BassBen Sutin, ViolinEran Fink, DrumsSound Engineer: Jim FerranteProduced: Cantor Lucy B. Fishbein
Voices of Jeshurun - Julie Cohn
With humility, grace and courage, TBJ’s Julie Cohn shares her family's recent experiences with Covid-19.
TBJ Folk Process
TBJ Music Director Matthew J. Turk explores the folk process through three melodies Et Dodim, Yis’m’chu V’mal’chut’cha and Hinei Mah Tov, discovering similarities, differences and the distinction between oral and written tradition in folk music.
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Wonderful Awesome. Beautiful. Thank you.
I love listening to Cantor Fishbein!