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Rabbi Noam Katz • Havdalah on the Porch

Saturday, July 13, 2024 7 Tammuz 5784

7:00 PM - 8:15 PMTemple Emanu-El Front Porch

Rabbi Noam Katz

Bring your lawn chair (if you have one) and join Noam Katz for great music, ice cream, Havdalah and friends. This event is part of our Havdalah on the Porch series. Noam's special musical guests will include Cantor Judy Adelman Gershon (piano/vocals), Steve Dick (percussion), Rabbi Ryan Lezner (guest guitar/vocalist), and Josh Nezon (guest guitar/vocalist).

Noam is one of the most exciting and influential voices in contemporary Jewish music. He has brought his high-flying energy and soulful melodies to Jewish and interfaith audiences across North America, Africa and Israel.

A longtime songleader/educator at URJ Eisner, George and Kutz Camps, Noam has performed at URJ Biennials, CAJE, BBYO International, Limmud – England, NFTY Convention, and countless summer camps and congregations. He currently serves as the Rabbi/Dean of Jewish Living at The Leo Baeck Day School in Toronto, Ontario.

Noam’s debut recording, RAKIA includes 12 original Hebrew and English melodies ideal for Shabbat and Havdalah. His second album, MIREMBE, SALAAM V’SHALOM, features musicians from Africa and the Middle East, and includes his Ugandan-inspired “Am Yisrael Chai.” Noam’s third release, A DRUM IN HAND, blends Jewish prayers with the live energy of a drum circle. His newest album, AFTER THE FLOOD, includes 14 new songs that focus on resilience and remembrance.

In 2003, Noam embarked on the most exciting journey of his life, volunteering with the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda.  He has since shared their powerful story and music with audiences young and old, incorporating the message of Jewish unity and tikkun olam (healing the world) wherever he goes.

Listen to Noam on Spotify HERE.
Listen to Noam on Apple Music HERE.
Listen to Noam on Amazon Music HERE.
Listen to Noam on Jewish Rock Radio HERE.

The event is FREE with the generous support of the Judy Dan Fund for Arts and Education and the Government of Canada's New Horizons Program.




Please try to bring a folding lawn chair. There is a very limited number of chairs available from the synagogue. You may need to stand or sit on the ground if you do not bring a chair. If it is critically important that you use one of the synagogue's chairs, we recommend that you come early. Unfortunately, we cannot reserve a chair for you, even if you write it in the registration notes.

Outdoors, weather permitting: The program will take place outdoors in front of Temple Emanu-El, Toronto. In case of inclement weather, the program will take place indoors.

Getting to Us: Temple Emanu-El is located at 120 Old Colony Road, Toronto. For a map, additional directions, and TTC guidance, click HERE.

It's all free. This evening is free of charge and open to everyone. Donations to Temple Emanu-El are greatly appreciated and will help us present more great musical programming. To make a donation in honour Temple Emanu-El's musical programming, click HERE.

Security: Please be prepared to show photo ID for each adult and for security to examine bags.

More like this: Find more Havdalah on the Porch events HERE.

Registration: Advance registration is appreciated. It helps us have an idea of how many people are coming (and to make sure we have plenty of ice cream, of course). Use the registration form below, and please use the notes to tell us the names of all the people you expect to be joining you. 

Zoom: We will try, but cannot guarantee Zoom coverage of this event because of the program's location outside of our building. You do not need to register if you are planning to join the program on Zoom. The Zoom link will be found in the  Sunday & Friday Temple Emanu-El newsletter, the week before the event, or contact Carli Portman closer to the date ( and she will email you the link. Try to come join us live!

Last minute? If you don't get a chance to register and would like to join us last minute, please come!

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