RECENT RUACH ROCK NEWS:
Jay performs regularly at Temple Sholom of Chicago's Tot Shabbat and Makom Sushi Shabbat.
Jay will return to serve on the faculty of Tiferet Aleph at URJ Camp OSRUI in June 2018.
Jay returns to perform at the Greater Chicago Jewish Festival on Sunday, June 10, 2018.
Jay performs with Laurie Akers at the Jewish Rock Radio web concert May 17, 2018.
Jay co-facilitated PJ Library Chicago's "When I Grow Up: Rock" social justice songwriting workshop February 11, 2018.
Jay led the T'filah Team at the ARJE (Association of Reform Jewish Educations) Gathering in Seattle, WA in January 2018.
Jay performed with a Berklee College of Music brass band at URJ Biennial in Boston, MA in December 2017.
Jay performed a "Harmony in Unison" web concert on August 17, 2017.
Jay is a featured artist on PJ Library Radio (as well as Jewish Rock Radio).
Jay's song "B'chol Le'vav'cha" is featured in Behrman House's new "Hebrew in Harmoney" curriculum series.
Jay is implementing his "Ruach Rock T'filah" MARE Capstone Curriculum at Bernard Zell Day School in Chicago.
Jay served as a creative T'filah facilitor at NFTY (National Federation of Temple Youth) Convention in February 2017.
Jay led T'filah at the ARJE (Association of Reform Jewish Educators) Gathering in St. Louis, MO in January 2017.
Jay led “Ruach Rock T’filah" workshops on his HUC-JIR Master’s thesis in 2016 at Hava Nashira and NewCAJE.
Jay performed at the Greater Chicago Jewish Festival on Sunday, June 5, 2016.
Jay’s song “We Are Building” is featured in the PJ Library of Baltimore “200,000th Book” project.
Jay's song "L'chadaysh Et Ha'yashan" is featured on the "NFTY Ruach 5775" compilation from URJ Books & Music, released in February 2015 at NFTY Convention in Atlanda, GA.
Jay became the Director of Lifelong Learning at Temple Sholom of Chicago in June 2014.
Jay's song "B'chol Le'vav'cha" is featured on the "Blessings, Love, Music" CD from PJ Library.
Jay's song "Open My Lips" is featured in "Shabbat Anthology VII" from URJ Books & Music, released in December 2013 at URJ Biennial in San Diego, CA. Jay performed throughout the conference.
Jay served as the artist-in-residence at Temple Beth El in Williamsburg, VA in August 2013, providing music for Shabbat morning and evening services, leading a lunch Torah Study, performing a Havalah coffeehouse singalong and a Sunday morning family concert with musicians and singers from the community.