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Project Manna concert on April 24 with Neshama Carlebach

Posted by Laura Gomez  April 22, 2013 02:16 PM

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The Massachusetts Avenue Baptist Church of Cambridge and Temple Emanuel of Newton will collaborate to present the 24th annual Project Manna concert on April 24th at 7:30 p.m. at Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street.

The concert will benefit Project Manna, the Church’s hot meals program and food pantry, according to a press release.

This year’s concert features Neshama Carlebach, a leading superstar in Jewish entertainment, her talented band and The Green Pastures Baptist Church Choir.

Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. Adults pay $25 and students and seniors pay $20.

The concert was founded in 1989 by Rabbi Samuel Chiel and Reverend Howard McLendon, who together had a vision to unite their two communities of faith in a celebration of music to benefit the homeless and hungry.

Project Manna now serves more than 150 meals a week and in the past year over 250 families received nutritional assistance through the pantry.

Neshama Carlebach’s music is deeply moving and a salve for some of the suffering seen throughout the world. In her own words, Neshama says, “When we don’t have the words to express all that we need, music says it for us. Music can somehow break our hearts and allow us to feel so whole all at the same time.This miracle is what I feel when I sing.”

Many of her songs were composed by her father, the legendary Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach, whose deep spirituality and love of all humanity filled every song he wrote.

For more information or to purchase tickets please visit: www.templeemanuel.com/projectmannaconcert.

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