Rock Shabbat is a road trip of American Jewish Music. Over 16 weeks we are travelling around the continental United States meeting Jewish musicians, sharing their stories, and exploring America and the state of Jewish music.

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Musicians This Week:

Janice Rubin:
Janice Rubin is a Houston-based photographer and musician. She has been creating engaging, interactive Jewish music programs for over thirty years. She is committed to using music as a tool for for creating a personal connection with the Divine. She is known for her spirited concerts and engaging liturgical settings.

Ben Schenck:
Ben is on of the founding members of the Klezmer Allstars, and the founding member of Panorama Jazz Band.

Cantor Jamie Marx:
Cantor Jamie Marx is based at the Touro Synagogue in New Orleans, LA. A graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, Cantor Marx earned his BA in Music in 2003. After graduation, Cantor Marx started a young adults group at the synagogue he and his wife joined, hosting Shabbat dinners, a Passover Seder, and leading songs, prayers, and text study.

Song Featured: Ilu Finu by Jamie Marx

Professor John Baron:
John Baron is professor of musicology at Newcomb College of Tulane University, where he holds the Schawe professorship and is chair of the department. He is one of the founders of the Jewish Studies Program at Tulane, in which he regularly teaches courses on Jewish music. Baron has written on chamber music, baroque music, the music of New Orleans and Jewish music.

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