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Featuring: Jessi Roemer

Jessi Roemer’s music will touch your heart and inspire your spirit. Spiritual, rhythmic, and soulful, her work brings ancient and modern text to life, traversing continents and history. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Jessi has performed, taught, and led prayer throughout the US and in Israel. Her most recent album, PRAISE, is a collection of new Jewish songs to be sung in communal settings; she specializes in bringing people together in song.

Jessi grew up in the Washington D.C. area, surrounded by her mother’s Yiddish, Hebrew, and American Folk music, cantorial melodies, and the Bluegrass-Klezmer music of the Fabrangen Fiddlers. Her music is also influenced by American blues, pop, and jazz, and Sweet Honey in the Rock. Reflecting her roots, influences, studies, and travels – which include having spent the 90s living in Jerusalem – Jessi’s original music is a 21st-century hybrid of European, Middle Eastern, Sephardic, North and South American styles. Jessi is a Hazzan (Cantor) ordained by ALEPH: The Alliance for Jewish Renewal. She currently serves as the Hazzan of Society Hill Synagogue in Center City Philadelphia, PA.