Live on Kaddish Podcast!
The Aramaic word "Kaddish" (קדיש) generally refers to the "Mourners' Kaddish", one of the mourning prayer in the Jewish religious tradition. Kaddish is also the name of a monthly podcast hosted by Student Rabbi Ariana Katz that "focuses on mourning ritual and customs, features first person storytelling and interviews, uses Jewish tradition to contextualize and deepens themes of the show, and holds space at the intersection of life and death."
Recently, a mutual friend, the lovely Sarah Troop, reached out and introduced me to Ariana, who invited me to be on her upcoming live recording! So, next Thursday, on July 6th at 7pm, I will be joining Ariana, Chris Bartlett, lgbtq activist and executive director of William Way Community Center and creator of the Gay History Wiki, called a “social network for the dead” , and captivating poet Noor B. Jaber. Our sure-to-be-interesting discussion will be complemented by the fine tunes of Dan Blacksberg, Rachel Winsberg, and Evan Cory Levine, talented West Philadelphia musicians. This live recording + fundraiser is sponsored by Kol Tzedek Synagogue and will take place at The black box at the Calvary Center (801 S 48th St, Philadelphia, PA 19143), which is accessible by elevator at the 48th street entrance. (There will be someone there to help operate the lift). Please note that the show is free, but donations are welcome at the door. Due to the content, the event is not recommended for youth, but that is up to caregiver's discretion. I'm delighted and honored to be part of this event, and I hope you will join me next week!