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Museum Closed (Store open 10-5)

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Museum & Store are open 10 am - 5 pm

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Museum & Store are open 10 am - 5 pm

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Museum & Store are open 10 am - 5 pm

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Secret Chord Concerts

Short concerts from celebrated Jewish musicians representing a broad range of styles, heritages, and histories

Recorded live in front of intimate audiences in Philadelphia and Los Angeles.

 

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Inaugural Season Lineup

Episode 1: New Moon Rising
Premiere Date: June 1, 2022

New Moon Rising is trio of powerhouse female voices in Jewish music. Their original spiritual music is filled with lush, powerful harmonies interwoven with violin, mandolin, and guitar. The audio from which will be released as a debut album this summer.

Program: “The Other Side of Fear” by Elana Arian, “Dodi Li”, by Deborah Sacks Mintz, “What If” by Chava Mirel, “Sunrise Nigun”, by Deborah Sacks Mintz, and “Oseh Shalom” by Elana Arian

 

Mostly Kosher. Photo by Gideon Markham

Episode 2: Mostly Kosher
Premiere Date: July 6, 2022

Mostly Kosher, the acclaimed Jewish cultural revival band radically reconstructs Judaic and American cultural music through ravenous klezmer beats and arresting Yiddish refrains.

Click here for the teaser.

 

Neta Elkayam and Amit Hai Cohen performing at The Weitzman

Episode 3: Neta Elkayam
Premiere Date: August 3, 2022

Neta Elkayam, world-renowned Israeli singer of North African music who connects the spirits of her Moroccan Jewish mothers to audiences around the world. With musical production by Amit Hai Cohen, the duo creates an intimate and energetic sound, melding music from the Moroccan Jewish repertoire with jazz melodies, as well as rock, pop and other contemporary influences. Presented in partnership with Jews in ALL Hues.

Program details coming soon.

 

Episode 4, Episode 5: details to come

About the series

A cross-country partnership between the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History (The Weitzman) on historic Independence Mall in Philadelphia, and the Lowell Milken Center for Music of American Jewish Experience at The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music (Lowell Milken Center) in Los Angeles, generated this new online offering. Both presenting organizations are committed to inspiring in people of all backgrounds a greater appreciation for the diversity of the American Jewish experience. This season’s episodes were filmed at The Weitzman, against the striking backdrop of Independence Hall, and in UCLA’s beautiful recording studio. Read the press release to learn more.

The Weitzman