February 11, 2017, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
4444 Arlington Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22204
This is the Shabbat where the people of Israel cross the Reed Sea and sing and dance upon the advent of Freedom! Jesse Palidofsky is not just an amazing singer and writer of songs. His work is to sing to people in prison, people in hospice and people with dementia. Singing hope. As a long-time staff artist with Arts For The Aging , Jesse has shared music with thousands of people with dementia and cognitive dysfunction. Jesse leads Music and Healing workshops at multi-cultural arts and music workshops. His song We Remember You has become an anchor in Kol Ami’s Yom Kippur Yizkor service. Jesse’s song I am an Immigrant is especially poignant given recent events. This service will seek to connect us and heal us with the power of each other in community. You can sample Jesse’s music at https://www.jessepal.net/recordings
As we resist the changes of the current president, we cannot despair. That’s a luxury we can’t afford. We need to sing and love and keep justice alive. That’s what we’ll be doing on Shabbat: singing, loving, healing through community and strengthening ourselves to keep justice alive. After all, justice is love made manifest.
Please bring a dairy/vegetarian dish to share. We’ll be in the Chapel.