Religions and Spirituality

Jonas Brings 'Funky Folk Music' to COS-SJCC Feb. 26-27

Homemade instruments will be part of Billy Jonas' "neo-tribal hootenanny," when he serves as COS-SJCC's artist in residence February 26-27. Credits: Taylor Johnson
SUMMIT, NJ - Delivering a concert experience described as a "neo-tribal hootenanny," singer, guitarist, percussionist and songwriter, Billy Jonas, will serve as Congregation Ohr Shalom - Summit Jewish Community Center's artist in residence February 26-27.
The award-winning Jonas writes deeply spiritual music -- with a sense of humor -- for all ages, creating a contemporary and interactive sound ideal for the entire family. Homemade instruments from recyclables add to his eclectic sense of love for the planet.
The Billy Jonas, artist in residence, schedule includes:
February 26 - Heartbeat

5:30 - 6:10 p.m. - Tot Shabbat

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6:30 p.m. - Community Shabbat Dinner with concurrent Teen Dinner (RSVP to $18 Adult; $8/Child indicate gluten free or vegan)

7:30 p.m. - Kabbalat Shabbat Service with musical instruments

February 27, morning - Drumbeat

9:30 a.m. - Sabbath Services with musical instruments

10 a.m. - Shabbat School K-6 (participation in Services)

12 p.m. -  Kiddush Luncheon for all ages (RSVP to

February 27, evening – Soulbeat

4:30 p.m. - Afternoon Prayers - Minha

5 p.m. -  Supper! Seudah Shelishit  (RSVP to

5:30 p.m. - Mindfulness and Kavannah Workshop

6:30 p.m. - Havdalah / Original Songs “One on One with Billy” - music for people of all ages

The unique Shabbat immersion experience is free and open to the public; however, reservations and payment in advance are required for the Shabbat dinner on Friday night. There is no cost for Saturday’s Shabbat Kiddush Luncheon and Seudah Shelishit Evening Supper, but reservations is are requested by contacting
For additional information, contact the office 908-273-8130 or visit The program is sponsored by the Charles and Lillian G. Baraff Foundation, Judith and Matthew Sills, and Joan and Robert Rothberg.

Congregation Ohr Shalom – Summit Jewish Community Center is located at 67 Kent Place Boulevard.

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