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Saul Kaye — from the blues to South Africa

Saul Kaye — from the blues to South Africa


San Francisco-based Jewish musician Saul Kaye will perform at a Scholar-in-Residence Shabbat on Jan. 27-28 at Congregation Ohr Shalom-Summit JCC. 

Influenced by American blues and South African music, Kaye has created a repertoire of songs in Hebrew and English. The following are the schedule of events:

• Friday, Jan. 27: Shabbat has Soul! 

A tot supper and Shabbat will begin at 5 p.m.; RSVP for supper to

A Community Shabbat dinner will be held at 6:30; the cost is $15 adults, $8 children; RSVP to by Jan. 27. A concurrent teen dinner will also be held.

A musical kabbalat Shabbat Service, “From Africa to the Blues,” will be held at 7:30.

• Saturday, Jan. 28: California Dreaming 

A Creative Shabbat Service with musical instruments will be held at 9:30 a.m. and a Jewish Learning Center Shabbat for families in K-sixth grade will be held at 10:15, followed by a noon kiddush luncheon for all (no charge; RSVP to by Jan. 27). 

On Saturday afternoon, Mincha will be held at 4:30 p.m. followed by a seudah shlishit supper at 5 (no charge; RSVP to by Jan. 27), a 5:30 workshop with Kaye on Jewish mystical/spiritual and meditation practices, and Havdalah/original songs and stories at 6:30 followed by a one-on-one with Kaye. 

The Artist-in-Residence Shabbat is made possible by the Charles and Lillian G. Baraff Foundation, Judi and Matt Sills, Joan and Bob Rothberg, and Andrea and Mark Schweber. 

For information, call 908-273-8130 or visit

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