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Panim’s Community Shabbat Gathering with Ilan Speizer, Maker of Musical Midrash

May 17, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Panim Hadashot-New Faces Monthly Community Shabbat Gathering, Friday, May 17th, 2019 6:30-9:00pm WeWork Lincoln Square

Turn It and Turn It: A Musical Conversation with Challenging Biblical Personalities

Ilan Speizer is a Seattle-based songwriter, performer, multi-instrumentalist, and Jewish educator.  This is a highly original and engaging presentation on how music can play a role in understanding and interpreting great stories from the Torah.  Ilan engages us with Jewish texts using music, original songwriting that enables us to explore our own personal connections to Jewish tradition and its meaning in our lives.

This event is free. Children are welcome. Please signup to attend and to contribute to the veggie potluck that precedes Ilan's presentation.  Parking instructions for the event are on the signup.


Here is some more info about Ilan Speizer
Ilan Speizer is a Seattle-based songwriter, performer, and multi-instrumentalist whose style combines bluesy, folk-rock grooves with a wry sense of humor and an ability to be both profound and whimsical in the same breath. Raised in a home steeped in Jewish rituals, values, and stories, Ilan is continually drawn toward exploring and questioning his relationship with Jewish texts, practice, and belief, in song. Whether sharing an obscure Biblical tale or reworking HaTikvah, the Israeli national anthem, into a fingerpicked blues, Ilan takes his audience on a unique journey through Jewish thought.

Most recently Ilan’s taken his interest both in music and Jewish studies and created Turn It and Turn It , a powerfully engaging performance/workshop which brings biblical characters to life and encourages people of all backgrounds to explore their own personal connections to lives that, at first glance, seem alien to their own.

This is a Panim Hadashot-New Faces Community Event.

Event Contact: Rabbi Dov Gartenberg: Text/Phone 206 739-9924 or



May 17, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Panim Hadashot-New Faces
206 739-9924


WeWork, Lincoln Square South
10400 NE 4th St. 5th Floor
Bellevue, WA 98004 United States
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206 739-9924