New York-based musician Eliana Light will be our artist-in-residence for the weekend of November 2–4.
A singer, songwriter, and educator, she’ll be at Tot Shabbat on Friday, November 2, at 6:00 p.m., and at the Shabbat evening service at 7:30 p.m.
At 6:30 p.m. there will be a dinner with a choice of fish, pasta, and vegan main courses. Dinner is $12 for adults and $5 for children under age 13 (free for children under age 5) and reservations are required; call (607) 734-8122.
She’ll also sing at the Shabbat Ruach service on Saturday, November 3, at 9:30 a.m. A kiddush lunch will follow the service. Gluten-free options will be available at both meals, but please let us know if you will want them.
On Saturday evening, there will be Havdalah and a concert at the home of Charlotte and Marcus Kantz in West Elmira. Please call the JCF office for the address or directions.
Eliana graduated from the Jewish Theological Seminary with a master’s degree in Experiential Jewish Education in 2016 She has worked with many NYC organizations, including B’nai Jeshurun, Park Avenue Synagogue, the JCC of Manhattan and the Harlem JCC, Romemu, The New Shul, and Lab/Shul. She is also the co-founder of Shira B’dira, a singing-focused traditional egalitarian prayer community.
National Jewish gatherings at which she has performed include the URJ Biennial, the NewCAJE Jewish education conference, Limmud New York, Songleader Boot Camp, Hava Nashira, and the DeLeT Masters Program at Brandeis University.