Joshua Nelson at Congregation Kol Ami

Congregation Kol Ami is sponsoring Joshua Nelson, the acclaimed Black
Jewish singer of Hebrew Religious Gospel Music. The concert is Sunday, July 30 at
3:00 PM (pre-concert program at 2:30 PM) at Thorne Auditorium, 750 North Lake Shore
Drive, Chicago, IL. It’s $45 for teens and adults and $20 for children 13 and
under. Call 312-664-4475 or e-mail for tickets or more information.

HIs website explains Joshua’s particular background and cultural focus. It states: “His cultural and religious background and extensive travels through Israel influenced him to pioneer a new form of music he has termed KOSHER-GOSPEL MUSIC – Hebrew/Jewish music with a soul feeling. Growing up in a black Jewish synagogue, Joshua decided to take the soul Hebrew sounds prominent in many black synagogues and take them to the outside world, blending Jewish Liturgical and African American musical styles. In Joshua’s own words, “ Since the Jewish nation started in Africa , musically she shall return.” Through his unique talent, Electrifying performances and profound commitment to spiritual music, Joshua is transforming new listeners everywhere. ‘I want to let people hear it and realize that it is not just good to listen to – it is good for the soul.’ ”