Rosh Khodesh: New Moon Gather

Date: Thursday, March 10, 2016Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location:  Show map Berkeley Branch 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94709
Contact: Rachel WhittomPhone: 5108480237Email:

*Please note that this is a three-part series. The April 9th event will be taking place at Studio Grand in Oakland, and the May 9th event will be taking place at Temple Sinai in Oakland. 

Presented with Artists-in-Residence: Book of J (Jewlia Eisenberg & Jeremiah Lockwood)

Did you know that each Jewish month – marked by the new moon – has its own mythology, including Zodiac sign, special color and sensory input? New Moon Gather is a chance to celebrate the new month in a welcoming context, rich with learning and music.  


Together we will read texts, and then Book of J will teach and perform songs based on the themes of the month. We will close with a group ritual outside under the dark sky. A great way to bring in the new month with joy and intention!

Eisenberg is a vocalist, recording artist, ethnomusicologist, and founder of the Balkan-funk-punk band Charming Hostess. Lockwood’s band Sway Machinery mixes 200-year old cantorial melodies with Afro-pop horn parts and subway blues.