For the third year in a row, New York’s Brooklyn Bowl will host Rosh Hashanah morning services this year. The Bowl Hashanah service, which will be held at 10am on Thursday, September 21, will feature music and cantorial arrangements from The Sway Machinery’s Jeremiah Lockwood, organist and John Zorn collaborator Shoko Nagai, and The Sway Machinery drummer John Bollinger.
Because Jewish’s Rabbi Dan Ain, who has curated Jewish events with numerous comedians and musicians around New York, will lead the service, which celebrates the Jewish New Year. Lockwood has worked with members of Antibalas, Arcade Fire, recently completed an album of High Holiday music called Kol Nidre. In recent years, Rabbi Dan and Lockwood have led High Holiday events at the 92Y, 92YTribeca and Roulette.
The service will feature a traditional Torah reading and procession, plain-sense explanations of the religious aspects of the holiday, prayer, Shofar blowing and a spiritual meditation. A Blue Ribbon lunch is included in the price of the ticket and babysitting will also be available for kids. Tickets and additional information are available here.
Rabbi Dan and a similar group of musicians will host additional High Holiday services at other venues around New York in the coming days as well. They include Erev Rosh Hashanah at Nublu on Wednesday, September 20, Kol Nidre at Roulette on Friday, September 29 and Yom Kippur at ShapeShifter Lounge on Saturday, September 30.