Congregation Kol Halev Offers South of the River Jewish Music Series

Congregation Kol Halev Offers South of the River Jewish Music Series

Ellen Allard and musician friends will perform Aug. 18, the first in Congregation Kol Halev's South of the River Jewish Music series. Credit: Zach Dalin of Zach Dalin Photography.

By Sherry Blum

Congregation Kol Halev, with help from a Jewish Federation of Austin Community Grant, will kick off a series of South of the River Jewish Music events with a family concert. Ellen Allard and musician friends will perform at the Circle C Community Center Aug. 18 at 5 p.m.

Allard, an award-winning recording artist, music educator, composer, performer and music coach, is one of the most influential musicians on today’s Jewish music scene. With a strong commitment to building community through music, Allard has a unique, charismatic, charming and heartwarming way of encouraging audiences to join in playful song, whether she is performing a concert, presenting a workshop, conducting a choir, or leading worship experiences for children and adults. This concert is designed to appeal to people of all ages and stages of life.

Congregation Kol Halev, which operates a non-denominational Sunday School in South Austin and holds services and events in both North and South Austin, is interested in teaming with other Jewish congregations and organizations to create vibrant Jewish community without the commute for the many affiliated and unaffiliated Jews who live in South Austin.

The concert will be free and open to all. Seating is limited and reservations are requested at kolhalev.org/event/family-jewish-music-concert-with-ellen-allard. ■

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