The “Prince and Princess” of Jewish Music Perform March 12


Congregation B’nai Israel (CBI) will host a public concert featuring the “Prince and Princess” of Jewish contemporary music, Neshama Carlebach and Josh Nelson. The concert will be held on Saturday, March 12 and will serve as the artists’ only South Florida public show this year. Tickets to the event range from $36 for general admission to $65, $100 $150 for reserved sanctuary seating and can be purchased at Congregation B’nai Israel. The doors open at 7 p.m. and will start with a cocktail party with light bites and a pre-show featuring musical performances by several CBI musical groups and talents, followed by the concert starting at 8 p.m. “We are very honored and so excited to be able to welcome these top two Jewish musical giants in concert at our synagogue,” said Steve Allen, executive director of Congregation B’nai Israel. “Josh Nelson and Neshama Carlebach are superstars in their own rights, and about a year ago combined their talents musically to form the most explosive, meaningful and rocking show for all audiences. Combining Josh’s rock talents and inspirational writings inspired by his late mentor, Debbie Friedman, and Neshama’s strong allegiance to her late father and icon, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, this is a concert that absolutely cannot be missed.” Neshama Carlebach, a leading superstar in Jewish entertainment, is continuing the legacy established by her father, Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Like her father, Neshama’s talent and charisma captivate and endear her to people of all ages, faiths and backgrounds. Neshama has performed and taught in cities worldwide, has sung on the Broadway stage, has sold more than one million records, and was a six-time entrant in the 2011 Grammy Awards. Neshama was one of the creators of the Broadway play “Soul Doctor.” Her ninth recording, “Soul Daughter,” features performances by the original Broadway cast of the musical. Neshama is currently touring with a new band and gospel choir and joyfully raising her two sons, Rafael and Micah. A classically trained musician who is equally versed in rock, jazz and world music, Josh Nelson combines his broad range of influences into a breathtaking musical style that is accessible to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Whether appearing solo or with an elite ensemble of world-class musicians, Josh’s presence and performance style is high-energy and captivating. His music builds community, lifting up congregations and concert audiences alike through experiences that are at once energizing and deeply moving. Most recently, Josh starred as Shlomo Carlebach in the Off-Broadway revival of “Soul Doctor” at New York’s Actors Temple Theatre.