Torah of Country Music
Tuesday, Mar 1, 2022
Jewish Americana artist and Texas native Joe Buchanan has spent the last nine years finding his voice in the history, Torah and values of the Jewish People. Over the last decade Buchanan’s journey into Judaism has sent him touring across the United States, leading an original Shabbat service, playing concerts, and facilitating a workshop called “Choosing to be Chosen” which is based around his conversion to Judaism and “the reasons why so many are coming home”.
In this online program Rabbi Sandra Lawson will sit down with Buchanan to talk about their shared love for Judaism and Country music. Lawson will ask Buchanan about his music, his work as a spiritual leader, the challenges he’s faced along the way and much more. This program will also feature several musical demonstrations and live performances from Joe Buchanan.
About the Speakers
Rabbi Sandra Lawson is a Rabbi, activist, and the Inaugural Director of Diversity Equity and Inclusion with Reconstructing Judaism.
A Texas native, Joe Buchanan makes Jewish Americana music. Grounded in the idea that there is always room at the table, Joe’s music highlights the values, Torah, and history of the Jewish people to deliver stories steeped in the struggle and triumph of the human spirit, all while praising Gd for the goodness in life. Read more about Joe in this recently published article about Jews from Texas.
The “Jews and Country Music” series is presented by the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History in partnership with the Ashkenaz Festival. The “Torah of Country Music” episode is also presented in partnership with Reconstructing Judaism.
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