billy jonas

  1. Meet the Hebrew in Harmony Musicians

    Ellen Allard has been performing and teaching music for more than 30 years. An award-winning recording artist, composer, performer, and educator, she charms audiences with her interactive, infectious, and entertaining music.

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  2. Meet Billy Jonas: A Featured Hebrew in Harmony Musician

    Hebrew in Harmony—the new prayer curriculum for 4th-6th graders—features music from today's top Jewish musicians. This is part of a series profiling some of these talented artists.

    Billy Jonas, founder of the Billy Jonas Band

    Who are your musical influences?

    World music, Joni Mitchell, Mr. Rogers, Pete Seeger, Igor Stravinsky

    What prayer most resonates with you, and why?

    I love prayers that leave lots of room for interpretation and interpolation, like the Sh'ma. It can be as big or as small as you choose. Is "Yisrael" the people of Israel, or is it "everyone who wrestles with God," or is it "all beings in dialogue with mortality and divine nature?" Does "Adonai Echad" mean "There is only One God," or "God is One," or "The Oneness and Unity of all things in my Supreme Organizing Principal?" Or

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