Jewish-Palestinian music at temple
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Jewish-Palestinian music at temple

Michael Ochs and Alaa Alshaham perform as the musical duo Pursuit of Harmony.
Michael Ochs and Alaa Alshaham perform as the musical duo Pursuit of Harmony.

Barnert Temple, a Reform synagogue in Franklin Lakes, offers music by Pursuit of Harmony during Shabbat services on Friday, January 22, at 7:30 p.m. The group is the duo of Michael Ochs, a Jewish American songwriter/producer, and Alaa Alshaham, a Palestinian Muslim songwriter/commentator, who found a common bond through music. They have performed together at the United Nations.

The two will share their experiences and will bring photographs and videos and will sing in English, Hebrew, and Arabic.

The program is in observance of Shabbat Shirah, the Torah portion that celebrates the Israelite women singing and dancing after their escape from Egypt.

For information, call Vicky Farhi at (201) 848-1800 or go to barnerttemple.org.

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