First, there was a whirlwind of music-making and teaching at The Temple, Congregation B'nai Jehudah, my Jewish home-away-from-home in the midwest.
Reuniting with friends and being embraced by the B'nai Jehudah family was a balm for my soul. And hanging out with the kids from Machane Jehudah was simply joyous! From there, I traveled to Lawrence for a gathering at KU Hillel and a songwriters' roundtable at the Americana Music Academy.
Photos below show what a great trip this was, and how warmly embraced I felt by everyone I met along the way. Special thanks to Rabbi Art Nemitoff at B'nai Jehudah; Rabbi Neal Schuster at KU Hillel and Rachel Black at Americana for their warm hospitality and enthusiasm about spirituality, music and community.
I returned home late last night feeling very tired and very, very blessed.
I'm home for a little while now, with shows at Rose Schnitzer Manor and World Cup Coffee, plus Kabbalat Shabbat services at Havurah Shalom.
I am still booking dates for February 2016 through May 2017! If your community wants to bring in an innovative, fun, friendly and encouraging artist- or teacher-in-residence at a very affordable rate, use the contact form (http://www.beth-hamon-music.com/contact.html) to get ahold of me and let's plan your weekend of learning and music-making NOW!