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The Canadian home of Masorti/Conservative Judaism in Israel.

Join us for Jewish Music Week

Sunday May 26, 8:00pm

Borochov Cultural Centre, Toronto

MERCAZ-Canada is thrilled to sponsor the opening event of Jewish Music Week in Toronto on Sunday, May 26th, 2024. What better way to celebrate Lag b'Omer than with a soul-stirring concert?

Join us as we welcome The Afro-Semitic Experience, a unique group that blends two powerful musical traditions. How good are they? Nat Hentoff of The Wall Street Journal wrote of them, "Never before have I heard this lyrically powerful a fusion of Jewish and jazz souls on fire.”

Get your tickets now!

General Admission: $36.00
Friends: $54.00
Premium: $72.00
Experience: $180.00

Tickets are now available!


We are also looking for generous sponsors, both private and corporate to help us make this event an incredible success. This is the first event in Jewish Music Week. There are only 340 tickets available, so they'll go quickly.


Location: The Borochov Cultural Centre, Toronto
Date: Sunday, May 26, 2024
Time: 8:00pm

Don't miss this incredible event!

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More on the artists here: https://afrosemiticexperience.net/home

About the Afro-Semitic Experience

Co-founded by African-American jazz pianist Warren Byrd, and Jewish-American jazz bassist David Chevan in 1998, The Afro-Semitic Experience is a band that combines an eclectic array of styles, sophisticated musicianship, good songwriting, deep grooves, and years of friendship with a simple message: Unity in the Community. Their music has been heard around the United States—the group has performed at festivals, in churches, synagogues, colleges,  and wherever people come together to share their love and respect for community.  Their performances are celebrations of community and culture that invariably get audiences up and dancing.

With their unique instrumentation, solid grooves, and their ability to get an audience on its feet, The Afro-Semitic Experience has reimagined the jazz concert.   This is a band beyond category—performing an intricate tapestry of spiritual, world-beat, funk, jazz, cantorial, gospel, salsa, swing . . . soul-driven music. Their concerts are celebrations where they play great music, tell stories, and offer a positive and meaningful message: Unity in the Community.

Their recording projects have garnered critical acclaim and made numerous best-of lists. They are currently developing their newest work, My Feet Began to Pray. This will be a new collection of original compositions inspired by the social and racial justice movements, along with a few classic songs from the back in the day. All imbued with passion, groove, blowing, dancing, and soaring freely in sound and spirit.

Sponsorship opportunities

A sponsorship form is available on our website: https://mercaz.ca/jmw2024/

Payment can be made online at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/38870 and you will receive your CRA accepted receipt within a few moments via e-mail. Please select "Afro-Semitic Experience Concert Sponsorship" from the FUND menu and include your sponsorship amount in the "Custom amount" field.

For donors in amounts greater than $1800, we can offer you two tickets to the event, however, to ensure that your receipt is for the maximum receiptable amount, we either deduct the ticket price from the amount or offer you two paid tickets.

Your donations and sponsorships assist in our work with the Masorti (Conservative) organizations in Canada and has been very successful over the past number of years.

Since the war in Gaza began on October 7th, we have participated in efforts to help rebuild and fortify Israeli society.
We have promoted and participated in missions to Israel since November.

The Canadian Foundation for Masorti Judaism has sent very close to $100,000.00 to help rebuild synagogues and communities in Israel since October 7th, and while we are proud of this fact, we are looking to do much more.


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