Jewish Americana musician to visit HS

This article was published November 11, 2017 at 4:00 a.m.

A blend of Southern soul and country charm, Joe Buchanan's music is grounded in the belief that there is always more room at the table.

"Since joining the tribe five years ago, he has led Shabbat services, concerts and workshops on choosing to be chosen in communities across the United States," states the press release. He's the host of Jewish Rock Radio's "Emerging Artist Showcase" and has been featured at festivals and conferences. His music is used in services around the country and his first album, "Unbroken," is available everywhere.

Buchanan will lead an Americana Shabbat (Sabbath) service at 6 p.m. Friday at Congregation House of Israel, 300 Quapaw Ave. Woven together with stories and intention, this service is a celebration. There will be an oneg (refreshments) at 5:15 p.m.

At 9:30 a.m. Nov. 18, he will lead a workshop entitled, "Choosing to be Chosen: What Seekers are Seeking" at Congregation House of Israel. This session explores his family's path to Judaism and a few of the songs that were inspired by the journey. At 7 p.m., there will be a concert of Jewish Americana music featuring original songs, stories, laughs and toe-tapping tunes at First United Methodist Church, 1100 Central Ave.

All events are free and no RSVP is required.

Buchanan's visit is sponsored by The Rosenzweig Fund for Interfaith Activities, Congregation House of Israel, First United Methodist Church and Cooperative Christian Ministries and Clinic. It is coordinated through the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life, which is dedicated to providing educational and rabbinic services, preserving the rich history of the Southern Jewish experience, sharing Jewish cultural and artistic programs, collaborating with other nonprofits, and facilitating community engagement opportunities throughout a 13-state region.

Religion on 11/11/2017
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