The Archive Project
Included here are the following:
a) The Main Archive Project
b) The Carlebach Nusach and
c) the role of Music to enhance Tefillah
d) Academic study – impact of Reb Shlomo Life, Music & Message
The Key Project here is the Archive Project - To date the Foundation has collected a) in excess of 15,000 hours of original audio cassette recordings. , 800 hours of original video recordings, Hundreds of photographs of Reb Shlomo, Scores of newspaper and magazine articles, radio interviews with Reb Shlomo, Hundreds if not thousands of personal stories from people whose lives were transformed by meeting Shlomo This process is ongoing and new material is being received on a daily basis. All this material is being digitized and preserved as and when it is received from all over the world. The digitized records are stored and backed up in a number of copies to ensure that they cannot be lost and will be archived, maintained and to edit and publish the life’s teachings of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach z’tl. The first of these efforts culminated in the publishing of the Even Shlomo and Sefer Bereishit in English,
It is also planned to translate and to publish the archive into other languages. – Hebrew and Russian
a) To establish the Shlomo Carlebach Archive as a Jewish National Treasure and to make is accessible to the general public in multiple languages.
b) To amass a database of members to connect with.
c)To promote peace.
d) To be inclusive.
The Carlebach Education Centre on the Moshav
is run by Elnatan Golomb, son of Michael Golomb z’l – whose vision was to have a centre that hosts a variety of educational, musical and environmental programs. The Centre will house a library and artefacts of Reb Shlomo Carlebach and coordinate programs for groups and individuals, as well as programs of the Shlomo Carlebach Foundation.
Reb Shlomo’s music, stories and message of Ahavat Yisrael have inspired so many people across the world and his impact is still growing 23 years after his death. The Centre will run programs which hopes to which will inspire and promote; A connection to the self, one’s Jewish identity and; Exposure to a peaceful and sustainable environment and Spread the message of love and acceptance and the concept of Tikun Olam.
There will be an array of interactive programs such as: an inspiring musical experience based on the music & teachings of Reb Shlomo, art projects, yoga, aromatherapy, healthy diet and cooking sessions, tours of the Moshav and more.
A visit to the Moshav can be made together with other nearby attractions; tour of the graves of the Maccabees, nature and meditation walks and bike rides in the Ben Shemen Forest, Neot Kedumim Park, Monkey Park and a visit to the moving Zenglembia Holocaust Memorial.
The Visitor Centre will showcase sustainable natural living and healthy Living with a Jewish Spirituality. The Centre will house a coffee and gift shop where local residents will be able to sell their wares and books, CD’s will also be available for sale.
The Centre is the First step in the creation of a larger project of a Boutique Hotel , Full Interactive Heritage Centre as part 0f the overall expansion of the Moshav of 150 or so Housing Units. The new Complex will have conference Centre and will be able to host Weddings, Shabbaton’s , Bar Mitzvah’s , Sheva Brachot , Private & Tour Groups where hopefully we the World can be inspired by Shlomo Teachings and Music. (and Maybe we can have Combined Shlomo Niggun School and Yeshiva where these Bochrim will lead the programs of the Centre)
Carlebach Nusach and the use of Music to enhance Tefillah
To quote from Rabbi Trugman’s book – Garden of Delight (page 267) when comparing the Mishkan and the offering service to our Tefillot says: “the role that music played in the Temple is reflected by the Pekudei Dezimra (Verses of Songs taken from Psalms) recited after the Korbonat in the Morning Service. The Levites trained extensively until the age of 30 to prepare themselves for the awesome responsibility of performing in the temple. The greatest choir and orchestra ever assembled in the world sang and played at the temple on a daily basis. For the multitudes, who came to the temple charged with emotion and high expectations the music was an integral part of the spiritual experience. There is no doubt that Shlomo niggunim have enhanced the shul experience, Kavannah etc... To make davenning a meaningful experience and to attract more people to Shul.
Project Connect is a program to connect Israeli & Non Israeli Youth which will inspire and promote;
•A connection to the self, one’s Jewish identity and nature
•A connection to other Jews in Israel & outside of Israel
•Spread the message of love and acceptance and the concept of Tikun Olam
16 Chesvan is the Yartzeit of Reb Shlomo. There will be B’h many events that will hold to commemorate the life, Music and teachings Of Reb Shlomo. We encourage all those planning to organise and events to send us details and these can be posted on the Website. In addition, The Carlebach Foundation is planning to hold the annual Binyamei Annual Concert on the 6th and an expanded publication of Kol Chevra edited by Emuna Witt. We are also looking to publish as many stories about Reb Shlomo, His music, his legacy and impact on the Jewish world as possible. The intention is to get these published in all the Jewish newspapers around the world, Parshah Sheets, TV and Radio Stations
We are looking for sponsors, supporters and volunteers to help with organisation of the above and people with the Journalistic skills, PR people etc...