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Musical Performances at Boulder’s First “Abrahamic Reunion”

Posted by on Nov 23, 2014 in Abrahamic Reunion Boulder | 0 comments

Jack Hadley Band

Abrahamic Reunion Gala Boulder Events Jack Hadley Band at eTown HallBlues and Soul with Dancing in the Main Hall

The son of a Filipino mother and an African-American father, Jack was born in the Philippines. He grew up in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco. Former lead guitarist for Otis Taylor, he plays at festivals and shows all over the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom and Finland.

Jack takes a fresh look at the blues with updated versions of classics from Blind Lemon Jefferson, Sonny Boy Williamson, Walter “Billy Boy” Arnold and more…

Check out Jack’s music!

Sherefe Music Ensemble with Sheldon Sands

Abrahamic Reunion Gala Boulder Events Sherefe World MusicMiddle Eastern & Klezmer Music in the Main Hall

Named after a Turkish drinking toast “to your honor”, Sherefe is a group of musicians based in Boulder, CO who play music from the Balkans and the Middle East. They dearly love this music and have been performing at concerts and dance parties in the western US since 1996.

Their repertoire consists of songs in Hebrew, Greek, Turkish, Arabic and more. Members include Jesse Manno on bouzouki, baglama, ud, flutes, vocals, and percussion, James Hoskins on cello, gadulka, zurna, and vocals, and Sheldon Sands on piano and drums.

For more information, please visit Sherefe World Music Ensemble.

Ben Waligoske & Ryan Tipton Duo

Abrahamic Reunion Gala Boulder Events Ben Waligoske eTown Jan 24, 2015Downstairs near the Refreshments

Ben Waligoske & Ryan Tipton Duo – AKA “The Social Livers” – are an acoustic duo from Boulder, CO that play good-time rock n’ roll, soul, folk, and jazz music. Featuring guitarist Ben Waligoske – Springdale Quartet, The New LPs – and pianist Ryan Tipton – Fleedami Organ Trio, Hot Club of Pearl Street, The New LPs.

The Duo came together out of a desire to write and explore music influenced by acoustic folk, blues & gospel, jazz, and rock. The Duo also incorporates arrangements from artists that both hold high admiration for, including The Band, The Beatles, Wynton Kelly, New Orleans music, Neil Young, jazz standards and much more.

You can find them all around Colorado at venues, pubs, breweries, and anywhere good folks gather – just keep an eye on Ben Waligoske & Ryan Tipton Duo Facebook Page for news!

Who Else Will Join Us in Our Efforts for PEACE and HARMONY in the Holy Land?

Buy Tickets to the Abrahamic Reunion Gala at eTown on January 24, 2015

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Or Donate Directly to the ABRAHAMIC REUNION Gatherings in Israel:


 

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Abrahamic Reunion in Acco, Israel

Posted by on Nov 22, 2014 in Abrahamic Reunion Boulder | 0 comments

ABRAHAMIC REUNION IN ACCO – OCTOBER 26TH, 2014

Abrahamic Reunion Gala Fundraiser Boulder CO

From Eliyahu McLean and Sheikh Ghassan Manasra, coordinators of the Abrahamic Reunion. Thanks to the Rising Tide International and the German Global Hope Fund for their support. View and share more photos of the Abrahamic Reunion in Israel.

Journey to Acco for Peace in Israel

On October 26, 2014, 80 Jews and Arabs journeyed together from Jerusalem and the Galilee to Acco. Despite the ongoing tensions in Jerusalem, the Reunion was a success.

Upon arrival in the “Old City” in Acco, they gathered at the Shaduli Sharuti Sufi Center. Sheikh Ghassan Manasra opened with blessings for the Islamic New Year and Jewish Holy Days. To deepen relationships, they broke up into smaller, mixed groups to study Jewish, Christian, and Muslim religious texts in Hebrew and Arabic.

 “If we Jews and Arabs look within our religious traditions, we find that we all share faith in the one G-d. Therefore it’s imperative that believers in the one G-d work for the sake of peace, in order to serve the one G-d. In the end of days all the nations and peoples will come to serve the one G-d… so lets do it together now!” ~ Rabbi Eliyahu

After breaking bread and sharing lunch at the Sufi Center, they walked the alleys of Old Acco to the historic Al-Jazzar Mosque. Welcomed by the mosque staff, they listened to the Chief Rabbi of Acco Yosef Yashar speak of his city as a model for Arab-Jewish co-existence.

The gathering opened their circle to two controversial religious leaders, inviting them to shift from fear of ‘the other’ to a path of engagement and peace-building.

Abrahamic Reunion Gala Fundraiser Boulder CO beachAt the day’s end, the group traveled to the Hof HaCarmel beach in Haifa, where they watched the sunset and had fun on the beach together. A few of the participants who came from the West Bank had never before seen the ocean.

This relationship-building gathering in Acco closed with a prayer for peace on the waves of the Mediterranean.

Who Else Will Join Us in Our Efforts for PEACE and HARMONY in the Holy Land?

Buy Tickets to the Abrahamic Reunion Gala at eTown on January 24, 2015

Tickets Available Soon

Or Donate Directly to the Abrahamic Reunion Gatherings in Israel:


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Photo Journal of Recent Abrahamic Reunions in the Holy Land

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in Abrahamic Reunion Boulder | 0 comments

Cities Where The Abrahamic Faiths Have Recently Gathered Together in Israel

  • Jews Arabs and Christians break bread in Israel Acco
  • Faradis
  • Haifa
  • Jerusalem
  • Nazareth
  • Tsfat
  • Zichron
  • and more…

To view uplifting images of these Reunions for Peace, visit Jerusalem Peacemakers.

 

Who Else Will Join Us in Our Efforts for PEACE and HARMONY in the Holy Land?

Buy Tickets to the Abrahamic Reunion Gala at eTown on January 24, 2015

Tickets Available Soon

Or Donate Directly to the ABRAHAMIC REUNION Gatherings in Israel:


 

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