Americana is a cholent – a rich stew – of diverse musical dialects and perspectives, including folk, bluegrass, country, soul, gospel, rock, and more. Like the Jewish experience, though, Americana’s disparate elements work in unison to create an original sound and story that we recognize as specifically American. Woody Guthrie, The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, The Derailers, The Lone Bellow, and Son Volt – all of these artists and performers are on the same familiar road, searching for a way back home. We are their fellow travelers.Congregation Beth Sholom (CBS) invites you to experience the Americana Jam Band Kabbalat Shabbat!It’s a folk-rock jam session with a Jewish soul, a casual prayer service with country swagger. If you like to sing and/or play an instrument (think piano, guitar, double bass, melodica, harmonica, or vibraphone), pull up a chair and join the jam on select Friday nights in 2016-17. Maybe you won’t always play “in the pocket”, but that’s not the point – it’s about our journey. Together, we’ll make music in a sacred space and create something new and meaningful as we mark the week’s end and the arrival of Shabbat.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No. Come one, come all!
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
CBS is easily accessible via public transportation. We are conveniently located near the 38 and 28 line Muni stop lines on Geary Boulevard, the 1 line on California Street, and the 2 line on Clement.Street parking is available around CBS, although it can sometimes be challenging to find parking on our block. During the time of this event, there are no parking restrictions in effect.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email khegg [at] bethsholomsf [dot] org with any questions or call 415.221.8736.
What's the refund policy?
Refunds can be requested and made up until 24 hours prior to the event.