Benefit for the Unhoused on Saturday, February 18, 7:00 PM
On Saturday, February 18, 2023 from 7 to 9:30 PM, the Havurah Synagogue is holding a benefit concert to support their parking program serving unhoused individuals and families. The program provides safe parking, dedicated bathroom facility and trash receptacle for participants. The concert features the Rogue Valley Peace Choir, Plan Be, Indelible Soul and Gene Burnett.
Ellen Marks, who oversees the program, writes, “We have provided assistance to more than 40 homeless individuals and families since we began the program in 2018. We also assist with referrals to other community organizations, and occasional funds for housing and other needs as our budget permits. This program provides stability allowing many of the individuals we have served to transition to permanent housing.”
The concert opens with the Rogue Valley Peace Choir, under the direction of Jerry Campbell with accompanist Mikkiko Petrucelli. They have been singing songs of every era and style, from all around the world, for twenty years. Their music is meant to inspire people to live and act in ways that promote peace, social justice, and responsible stewardship of the earth.
Also featured is Indelible Soul with Rick, Celia and Cole Chadwick, a mother, father and son trio whose lively acoustic music and beautiful harmonies combine traditional and original tunes including urban and country swing.
The acoustic duo of Cyrise and Stefan Schachter, Plan be, weaves lyrics about love and learning with the warm textures and melodies of voice, guitar, and piano.
Closing the concert will be local folk singer/activist, Gene Burnett, who has been writing and recording since 1990, with forty albums to his credit. His songs include the playful, the profound, the hilarious, and everything in between!
The Havurah Synagogue is located at 185 North Mountain Ave. in Ashland, Call 541-488-7716 for more info. The suggested donation for the concert is $20 and 100% of the proceeds support the program. No one turned away for lack of funds.