Light in Winter Concert Series – Emad Armoush with Noah Gotfrit

Emad Armoush is an accomplished professional musician living in Vancouver, Canada and pursuing a very active career in World Music since 2000.

Fluent in Spanish, English, and Arabic, he performs a repertoire of flamenco, jazz, Arabic, Turkish and Persian music. Emad is a multi-instrumentalist and singer. He plays flamenco guitar, Oud and Ney, and sings Arabic, flamenco, and jazz.

Emad formed his own groups “Aire Flamenco Arabic Music” and “Rayhan” in 2002, and performs with them regularly at music festivals and venues in Vancouver. He has also collaborated with various local and internationally touring groups such as “Flamenco Flow” and “Flamenco de la Mission” from Europe, the “Lache Cercel’s Roma Swing Ensemble” and the “Orchid Ensemble” from Vancouver.

In 2009, Emad joined the Gordon Grdina 10-piece Arabic – avant-garde Ensemble “HARAM” as an Arabic vocalist and Ney player. The band consists of some of Canada’s best World and Jazz musicians. Together, they have recently released their first CD and finished a major Canada tour, performing in the Guelph Jazz Festival, Ottawa Folk Festival, Toronto and Montreal.

Emad has performed in theatres in Paris. He has appeared and recorded on CBC Radio, Zed TV, Vancouver Folk Festival, Vancouver Jazz festival, Mondo Music, the Dragon Boat Festival, the Harmony Art Festival, Asian Heritage Month Festival, the Showcase of Global Discoveries, the Fringe Festival and many others.

This concert will be LiveStreamed from Or Shalom on YouTube. Purchase tickets with your Or Shalom account here, or from EventBrite. https://lightinwintermarch2021.eventbrite.ca

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NEW Zusia Offering! Seven Weeks To Rebirth: Sefirat HaOmer Through Art and Contemplation

We’ve all been through a lot; this wilderness sojourn has been long and bewildering. How might we like to prepare ourselves to re-emerge from the chrysalis of this extraordinary time and take on new butterfly shapes? Join Rabbi Hannah Dresner for a dive into spiritual learning, art process and personal inquiry. We will mark the omer weeks by exploring the sefirotic quality associated with each week, mining it for its personal resonance. Every class will be centered on art making in the virtual studio we will create together. Give yourself the gift of seven safe and spacious opportunities to dream into possibility.

Instructor: Rabbi Hannah Dresner, MFA
Prerequisite: None
Dates: Tuesdays, March 30 to May 11
Time: 7-9 PM
Investment: Members $105; Non members $172

Register here.

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OR SHALOM SPONSORS A FILM IN THIS YEAR’S VANCOUVER JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL!

They Ain’t Ready for Me

Thursday, March 4th, 2021 at 12:00 PM and Sunday, March 14 at 10:00 PM
They Ain’t Ready for Me is the feature-length documentary about Tamar Manasseh, an African American rabbinical student who is leading the fight against senseless killings on the south side of Chicago.
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