Shul of Rock - April 19

Shul of Rock Frequently Asked Questions:

 What is Shul of Rock?
Shul of Rock is a concert featuring Cantor Jen Cohen and special guest performers as they create a night of American, British, and Israeli rock and pop celebrating Israel’s 70th!
From Madonna to Naomi Shemer, Elton John to Bon Jovi, join Cantor Cohen and her Tel Aviv to Tennessee band playing the artists who have wowed crowds in Israel for 70 years.

Can we learn more about Cantor Cohen?
Jen Cohen grew up in Easton, Pennsylvania, and earned a B.A. in East Asian Studies, Magna Cum Laude, from Yale University. She then moved to Nashville, Tennessee, and toured the U.S. playing universities and clubs, recording two CDs, and earning nominations for Campus Entertainer of the Year three years running.

With a love of Jewish music and transforming experiences in volunteer and interfaith work while in Nashville, she entered the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City, where she explored the intersection of her pop music background and the traditional melodies of the synagogue. Upon investiture as a cantor, Cantor Cohen was proud to receive the Women’s League of Conservative Judaism Kol Isha Award. In 2009 Chancellor Arnold Eisen selected her to participate with other Conservative Movement leaders in a conference entitled “Conservative Judaism: the Next Generation,” and in February 2010, she was named to the task force to restructure the cantorial school at JTS.

Cantor Cohen just celebrated her 10th year with Temple Beth Sholom and is thrilled to be part of the amazing clergy team, staff, and congregation we have at TBS.

When she’s not at TBS, Cantor Cohen enjoys travel, including trips to see art and hear live music, theater, and comedy in Philadelphia and New York City, and touring with Divas on the Bima, a group that began here at TBS in 2010; interior design and photography; and trying to tire out her chihuahua, Biscuit.

What is the special significance of Shul of Rock taking place on April 19, 2018?
April 19, 2018 is Yom Ha’atzmaut – Israel Independence Day. This year, we will mark Israel’s 70th birthday! It’s an amazing day of celebration in Israel, and we’ll bring that spirit here to TBS.

Who are the event chairpeople? Shul of Rock chairpeople are Orit and Arik Ben-Ari, Vivian and Bart Friedman, and Rena Platt-Goldstein.

How long is the performance? The performance will be an incredible 90 minutes with no intermission.

What is the Israeli-style Happy Hour for Sponsors, Benefactors, and Patrons? The Israeli-style Happy Hour for sponsors, benefactors, and patrons will be a fun and intimate opportunity to continue the vibe following the performance, schmooze with Cantor Cohen, the band, and friends, and enjoy delicious Israeli food as well as desserts and beverages.

What is the attire for Shul of Rock? Casual and fun!

How can I purchase tickets for Shul of Rock?
You can purchase tickets to Shul of Rock by contacting Jill Hammel at TBS at (856) 751-6663 x204. All tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis. Patron Tickets are $136 per ticket, General Admission Tickets are $50 per ticket, and Student Tickets are $18 per ticket. General and student admission is open seating.

Can I purchase a raffle ticket if I’m not planning to attend the event?
Yes! The drawing for the raffle ticket will be held on Thursday, April 19, 2018 (at the Shul of Rock event), and you do not need to be present in order to win. Raffle tickets are $36 per ticket. If you’d like to purchase a raffle ticket, please contact Jill Hammel at TBS at (856) 751-6663 x204.

Can our kid(s) sit with us if we purchase student tickets? Yes, if you are seated in the general ticket sections.

What does it mean to be a Benefactor or a Patron?
Shul of Rock Benefactors receive two tickets with preferred, reserved seating at the performance, special listing in the event program, admission to the Israeli-style happy hour following the concert, and one reserved parking space. Patrons receive preferred reserved seating at the concert, and admission to the Israeli-style happy hour following the concert.

How will I get my tickets?
All tickets will available at Will Call on the evening of the performance.

What if I have special needs regarding seating?
There will be a designated section for those with disabilities on the lower level of the sanctuary.

What time should I arrive to the concert?
Doors will open at 6:30pm, and Shul of Rock will begin at 7pm.

How will I find my seat?
Seating captains will be available to help guide you to your seat.

We noticed that there are many sponsors supporting this event. How do I become a sponsor for a future event?
The funds contributed to Shul of Rock will directly impact Temple Beth Sholom’s religious and educational programming for both children and adults in the local community. If you’d like to become a partner with TBS for a future event, please contact Shirley Feigenbaum, Vice President of Fundraising and Sponsorships, or Mark Shapiro, Sponsorship Chair. To learn more about our sponsorship program and benefits, please click here.

What is the Musical Minds Project of the Jaffa Institute in Israel, and where can I learn more?
Founded in 2001, the Musical Minds Project uses music to help over a thousand underprivileged children in Israel. Children participating in the program benefit from improved social and communication skills, literacy as well as fine and gross motor skills through diverse activities that include music, visual arts, movement, and martial arts. The Musical Minds Project has also established three choirs throughout Israel since 2013. For more information, please click here.