After the Flood – A New Album from Noam Katz

$27,719   raised
GOAL: $16,000

179

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For the past two decades, Rabbi Noam Katz‘s music has traveled the world, providing spiritual uplift to congregations, summer camps and communities from North America to Israel, England to Africa. From the Ugandan-inspired rhythms of his Am Yisrael Chai to the prayerful power of his Roll Into Dark, Noam has crafted melodies that bind Jewish and interfaith communities together in song

NoamKatz in concert    Noam and Youth

In the winter of 2013, Noam and his family were thrilled to welcome their third child Roey into the world.  In the very same week, an ice storm descended upon their hometown of Toronto, knocking out power and damaging tens of thousands of homes. Noam’s house was not spared, as a frozen pipe burst and flooded every floor of their new home.  Just as they were thrilled to welcome a new life into the world, his family was displaced for the next nine months, as the slow and strenuous rebuilding process unfolded.
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In all of our lives, moments of great joy are often coupled with unexpected challenges.

Noam channeled this lived experience into creating his most personal collection of songs yet.  AFTER THE FLOOD traces the highs and lows of our individual journeys, underscoring the themes of resilience and remembrance that help us to move forward.  From energizing rock/gospel anthems (“Lo Alecha“, “Carry On”) to stirring ballads (“I Give Thanks“, “Nature Blessing”, “Remembrance”)–and featuring Noam’s new setting of “Lo Yisa Goi“, an impassioned musical response calling for an end to the epidemic of gun violence–this album will help give voice to those in the midst of struggle while reminding us to recognize the multitude of blessings that surround us everyday.

This exciting album can’t happen without your support!  Please consider making a donation of any amount in order to help Noam record, produce, and share these songs of resilience and remembrance with you, your loved ones, and your community in the near future.  Thank you!

Noam and Roey at GUCI 2015

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2016-10-13
Anonymous donor
2016-10-13
Shuster family
$36
2016-10-11
Jen Cohen
$36
2016-10-11
Anonymous donor
2016-10-11
Rabbis Sue Shankman and Michael Namath
$108
2016-10-11
Lisa Ann Green
$36
"G'mar Chatimah Tovah!"
2016-10-11
Cantor Leslie Niren, Cantor Vicki Glikin, Rabbi Amy Ross and the Temple Emanu-El Dallas team
$1800
"Can't wait to hear your new CD, Noam! Sending love from Dallas!"
2016-10-11
Rick and Debra Kellner
$36
2016-10-09
Lisa Silverstein Tzur
2016-10-09
Anonymous donor
2016-10-09
Steve, Marni, Leia and Daniel Herskovits
"Good luck with the production! Can't wait to hear the final product."
2016-10-09
Ronni Schatz
$18
"Good luck Noam! Looking forward to hearing more of your beautiful music."
2016-10-07
Patty and Steve MasonIHO
$50
"IHO Zachy, Eliza, Charlie, Aviva, and Sela"
2016-10-06
The Rashkovan Family
"Yasher Koach, Noam!"
2016-10-06
Cantor Joanna Alexander and Temple Rodeph Torah of New Jersey
2016-10-05
Craig Axler
$100
"Looking forward to new music from Noam!"
2016-10-04
Laura Sperber
$36
2016-10-03
Anonymous donor
2016-10-01
Susie Berg
"Looking forward to more of the music that touches my soul."
2016-09-30
The Eiferman Family
2016-09-30
Dean Staker
$18
2016-09-29
Bob Emerman
2016-09-29
CONGREGATION BETH AM
$1800
2016-09-29
Rick and Addie Lupert
$36
2016-09-28
Anonymous donor
$18
"Excited to hear the new music, Noam!"
2016-09-28
Marilyn Crossley
$36
"Good luck!"
2016-09-28
Dan Nichols and Eighteen
$180
2016-09-28
Jonathan Denmark
$100
2016-09-27
Steve Hummel
$100
2016-09-27
Rabbi Scott Fox
"What joy your music brings to our community and our world!! Thank you Noam!!"
2016-09-27
Megan Brumer
$18
2016-09-27
Community Synagogue of Rye
$3600
"Yasher Koach in advance for this great contribution to Jewish Music!"
2016-09-27
TrayBaum Family
$36
2016-09-27
Jamie Rosenblum-Amsel
"Tyler Amsel"
2016-09-27
Liz Feldman
"Thank you for your inspiring, wonderful melodies! Kol hakavod! Webale! Toda!"
2016-09-26
Stacy Kelly
$18
2016-09-25
Susan, Marnie and Rena Schwartz
"Mazel Tov!! Good luck!!"
2016-09-25
Tara and David Abrams
2016-09-23
Josh Nelson
2016-09-22
Richard J Wedgle
$50
"In memory of Susan Mason M.D."
2016-09-22
Keren Gorban
2016-09-22
Lara and Yoni Regev
2016-09-22
Auntie Lori and Uncle Rob
$100
2016-09-22
Jamie, Doug, Talia, and Eden Lynn
$100
2016-09-22
Anonymous donor
2016-09-22
Marcia and Eric Birken
$36
2016-09-22
Glenn Gottlieb
$36
"In loving memory of Beverly Karp"
2016-09-22
Anonymous donor
2016-09-22
Rachel Saphire
2016-09-22
Josh Nezon
$18
"Very excited for this record Noam!"
2016-09-22
Lisa Goodman & Family
2016-09-22
Anonymous donor
2016-09-22
Chip and Leslie Edelsberg
$500
"In memory of our dear daughter, Allie"
2016-09-21
Amy & Justin Ross
$100
2016-09-21
Anonymous donor
2016-09-21
Melanie B
$18
"Jews around the world"
2016-09-21
Anonymous donor
2016-09-21
Anonymous donor
2016-09-20
Anonymous donor
$72
"Mazel tov!"
2016-09-20
Rollin Simmons & David Segal
$36
"So excited about this project!"
2016-09-20
Spike
$50
"Sorry it took me so long to get to this. Thrilled to be able to help you bring new music into the world! B'hatzlacha buddy"
2016-09-20
Barbara Stambler
2016-09-20
Ellie Flier
$5
"Can't wait to hear the new songs!"
2016-09-20
Michael & Margie Bogdanow
"Very exciting Noam!"
2016-09-20
Cantor Katie Oringel
2016-09-20
Eric Petersiel
$36
"Signed advance copy? Sign me up!"
2016-09-19
Morley Feinstein
"Mazal"
2016-09-19
Lindsay & Mathew
"Go Noam go!!!!"
2016-09-19
Noah, Shannon and Elle Walman
$180
2016-09-19
Anat Katzir
2016-09-19
Anonymous donor
2016-09-19
Marcy Kadin
$36
2016-09-19
Anonymous donor
2016-09-19
The Miller Family
$18
2016-09-19
Josh Dubell
$18
"I wish I could of donated more! But the world is lost without great music from great people! Send me love to the family, to the whole of Canada and of course to yourself."
2016-09-19
Michael Zeldin
2016-09-19
Rachel
"Very excited for this new album!"
2016-09-19
Diane and Stephen Weitzman
$100
"Your music brightens and inspires the world!"
2016-09-19
Stephen, Cheryl, Jacob, Talia and Alexa Wise
$75
"congratulations Noam, can't wait to hear the album"
2016-09-19
Rose Snitz
"Go Noam! The world needs to hear this new music!"
2016-09-19
Anonymous donor
2016-09-19
Louis and Kathy Bordman
$18
2016-09-19
Jonas, Izzy and Zoe Chernick & Nicole Kagan
$100
2016-09-19
Jill and Jake Manczyk
$36
"Cant wait to hear the music"
2016-09-19
Jeff Klepper
"Good luck, Noam!"
2016-09-19
Marc and Cheryl Newburgh
$180
2016-09-19
Rebecca Schwartz
"Looking forward to more fabulous music from Noam!"
2016-09-19
Cantor Lisa Levine
$100
"I love your music and your message and I'm delighted to support you!"
2016-09-19
Daniel Saat
$18
"Keep making music Noam! Much respect."
2016-09-18
Rachel & Sam
$50
2016-09-18
Rachel Timoner and Felicia Park-Rogers
$100
2016-09-18
Barbara and Allen Mendler
$180
2016-09-17
Anonymous donor
2016-09-17
Rena Rifkin
2016-09-17
Madelyn katz
2016-09-16
Erin Roza
$36
2016-09-16
Anonymous donor
2016-09-16
Hope Chernak
"Good Luck with your project! I'm so proud of you!"
2016-09-16
Temple Sinai Rochester NY
$2600
"Glad to help one of our own"
2016-09-15
Anonymous donor
"Love you and your music!"
2016-09-15
Howard Jaffe and Irene Rosenzweig
$180
"More music from Noam! Yay!"
2016-09-15
Marc and Fern
"Wishing you the best of everything with this release and beyond."
2016-09-15
Michael Miller
$36
2016-09-14
Lisa Goldstein Firnberg
$36
"The least I can do for the man who gave me the gift of teaching me to lead a Shabbat service, song session, and campfire sing-along!"
2016-09-14
Susan & Mark Roza
2016-09-14
Rabbi Cantor Alison Wissot
2016-09-14
Cantor Penny Kessler and Family
"Rabbi Katz - Noam - helped our kids sing; well done!"
2016-09-14
Rabbi Melissa Zalkin Stollman
"You go Noam!"
2016-09-14
Cantor Jennifer Frost
2016-09-14
Anonymous donor
2016-09-14
Steve Wander
2016-09-14
Pamela & Neal Fink
2016-09-14
Donna & Tree Sobel
$18
2016-09-14
Anonymous donor
2016-09-14
Cantor Rachel Rhodes
$180
2016-09-14
Adam Tanenbaum
2016-09-13
Anita Diamant & Jim Ball
2016-09-13
Cantor Galit Dadoun-Cohen
$36
"There is no doubt in my mind, that this will be an incredible journey that will render stunning new Jewish music"
2016-09-13
Lauren Taplinger Kremer
"Best of luck with the album! I have such fond memories of singing with you at Hebrew School and Camp! Keep the hill alive :)"
2016-09-13
Anonymous donor
2016-09-13
Naomi Morse
"Can't wait to hear your new music!"
2016-09-13
Rick Recht
$118
2016-09-13
Peter Martino & Tara Irwin
"Best wishes for this next chapter of your musical journey - we can't wait to hear the album!"
2016-09-13
Anonymous donor
2016-09-13
Laurie and Steve Naturman
$18
2016-09-13
Ariella and Joel Simonds
2016-09-13
Stacey Robinson
$36
"What joy!"
2016-09-13
Paul and Robin Leszner
$180
"How exciting. We are very honoured to be part of this amazing project"
2016-09-13
Jonathan & Kara Nierman
"It is our pleasure to support your musical endeavor, my dear friend! I'm so proud of all that you've accomplished, and can't wait to hear the new tunes! Much love."
2016-09-13
Rabbi Dean Shapiro
$100
2016-09-13
Dan Baer
2016-09-13
Dan, Sheryl, Benjamin and Simone Gordon
2016-09-13
Anonymous donor
2016-09-13
Rabbi Michele Medwin
$18
2016-09-13
Sharol Brickman
$100
"All the best wishes for this project Noam!"
2016-09-13
Julie and Rob Aronson
"Go Noam!"
2016-09-13
Sheldon Levin
2016-09-13
Rosalie Boxt
$36
2016-09-13
Ronny and Alan Frishman
$50
"Good luck, Noam!"
2016-09-13
Natalie and David Young (or Cantor Natalie and Rabbi David Young)
$100
"Thank you to our dear friend Noam for filling our world with his uplifting music!"
2016-09-13
TheBeachBubbe
$18
2016-09-13
Laurie Akers
$100
"Can't wait to hear the new album. What a beautiful gift for all of us!"
2016-09-13
Tamar
"May your music flow from the heart and enter the hearts of others to transform the darkness of this world to light, love and revealed goodness!"
2016-09-13
The Medwin Family
"May your music continue to inspire"
2016-09-13
Debbie & Andrew Jacobs
"Good luck with your new album Noam, looking forward to hearing the finished cd!"
2016-09-13
Anonymous donor
2016-09-13
Roberta & Lloyd Roos
$100
2016-09-13
The Dreskins
"in memory of Jonah Maccabee Dreskin and in honor of Noam's gifts and hard work."
2016-09-13
Zoe Jacobs
"Incredibly excited for this gift of extraordinary musict that will be shared with the world!"
2016-09-13
Ken Chasen
$100
"Can"
2016-09-13
Lisa Friedman & Family
$118
"Noam, We love your music and the messages that you share with the world. Can't wait to hear your new music! All the best, Lisa Friedman & Family"
2016-09-13
Chava Mirel
$36
2016-09-12
Anonymous donor
2016-09-12
Jay Rapoport
"You rock! Excited for this"
2016-09-12
Rachael, Michael & Ezra Smolow
$100
2016-09-12
Paul Desimone
$180
2016-09-12
Ofer Geller
$36
"yasher koach"
2016-09-12
Josh Goldberg
$18
"So happy to support you! Can't wait for the new music!"
2016-09-12
Elise & Joe Wojciechowski
$100
2016-09-12
Alan and Jan Katz
$1000
2016-09-12
Katie Bauman
$180
"To my friend Noam, whose music always inspires me."
2016-09-12
Shira Kline
$72
"Can't wait to sing with you again soon!!"
2016-09-12
Phil Angel
$18
"Not even a question. We are all very much looking forward to this project."
2016-09-12
Danielle Rodnizki
$18
"Honored to support this project. Can't wait to hear your new music! xo"
2016-09-12
Shanna Zell
"XOXO"
2016-09-12
Ross & Malka Wolman
$18
2016-09-12
Alan Goodis
$36
"If I had a million dollars...I'd fund this whole project. Good luck brother!"
2016-09-12
Shuval Family
$36
2016-09-12
Dr David and Kathy Bauman
$1800
2016-09-12
Clergy Team of Temple Beth Elohim, Wellesley
$100
2016-09-12
Todd and Michele Markley
$180
"Can't wait for new Noam tunes!"
2016-09-12
Warren and Gail Greenspoon
$180
2016-09-12
The Mason's
2016-09-12
Gerry Walman & C. Serenity Stewart
$150
"Looking forward to seeing a successful project so that Roey, Ezra & Mikayla (AND Jaime) can serenade us all on car trips !"
2016-09-12
Ryan Leszner
2016-09-12
Neil and Denise Weinstein
$100
2016-09-12
Noah Aronson
$50
"Go for it Noam! We need more of your stuff out there!"
2016-09-12
Anonymous donor
2016-09-12
Craig taubman
$72

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Arts, Books & Culture | Film & Music

After the Flood – A New Album from Noam Katz

$27,719   raised
GOAL: $16,000

179

 Donors

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Noam Katz
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Rabbi NOAM KATZ got hooked onto Jewish music during his many fabulous summers growing up at URJ Eisner and Kutz Camps. He is a lifelong educator, songleader, song learner and storyteller. Along the way, he has performed at camps and congregations across North America, Israel, and Africa, sharing his passion for Jewish learning, social justice and world music. Noam has released three CDs of original Jewish music: Rakia (2001); Mirembe, Salaam v'Shalom (2005); and A Drum In Hand (2009). He serves as the Dean of Jewish Living for The Leo Baeck Day School in Toronto, leading dynamic worship for over 750 “scholars-in-short-pants.” He has performed at URJ Biennials, NFTY and BBYO Conventions, Limmud (UK), serves on the faculty of Hava Nashira and Shabbat Shira, and looks for every opportunity to train and inspire the next generation of songleaders and bridge builders. Noam lives in Toronto with his wife Jaime and their three cheeky wonders: Mikayla, Ezra and Roey.

Canada, Toronto

  • Chai - Digital Download
    43 claimed

    Thank you for being part of the team! You will receive a digital download of the new CD before its official release!

  • Double Chai - Digital Download & Signed CD
    59 claimed

    Thank you, Thank you, for being part of the team! You will receive an advance signed copy AND a digital download of the CD before its official release!

  • Special Thanks
    35 claimed

    Every person has a name...and now my CD will have yours! Because of your thoughtful donation, I would like to include your name in the "Special Thanks" section of the liner notes. Thank you for helping to make this vision become a reality! PLUS you will receive the digital download and advance signed copy of the CD.

  • 10-Pack of CDs
    19 claimed

    Because you shared the love with me, I'm going to share some right back! You will receive 10 signed copies of the new CD, great to share as gifts with your friends, family, students or colleagues! PLUS a link for digital download and special mention in CD liner notes.

  • Skype Lullaby OR Virtual Campfire Singalong
    0 claimed

    Having trouble putting your kids to bed? Or missing those summer nights around the campfire, roasting up marshmallows and singing golden oldies? Because of your incredible generosity, we will schedule a 15-minute Skype lullaby session or campfire-style singalong for you and your friends or family (including a live performance of the CD title track)! PLUS all of the above.

  • Sponsor a Song
    4 claimed

    And I will walk 500 miles, and I will walk 500 more...for YOU! I'm so humbled by your donation that I would like to give you the opportunity to sponsor or co-sponsor a track on the new CD. Your name or dedication will appear below the track title in the the album liner notes. Perfect for hono(u)ring someone in your life or marking a special occasion -- Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Baby Naming, Graduation, Retirement, or another lifecycle event. PLUS everything at $180.

  • Solo Concert OR Service
    4 claimed

    All my bags are packed, I'm ready to go...to YOUR city! Because of your thoughtful contribution, I will personally come to lead a concert or musical worship service at your home/synagogue/community center/private event at a mutually-agreed upon date in the future! PLUS everything at $180. (Donor must pay for travel expenses and accommodations if it is outside the greater Toronto area. Service or concert appearance must occur before May 2018.)

  • Solo Artist-in-Residence Weekend
    1 claimed

    Can we spend some quality time together? I am so moved by your incredible generosity that I am ready, willing and pumped to visit your synagogue/camp/school at a mutually-agreed upon date in the future and offer a tailor-made weekend for your community! Weekend can include: workshop with your songleaders, clergy or educators; program about the Jews of Uganda; Shabbat services and a concert for all ages! PLUS everything at $180. (Donor must pay for travel expenses and accommodations if it is outside the greater Toronto area. Residence weekend must occur before May 2018.)

  • Executive Producer
    0 claimed

    I am humbled that you're even reading this far and can't begin to express my gratitude for your extreme generosity! You will be credited as the Executive Producer on the back of the album, and in my mind, the most "instrumental" (awful pun) at making this project come to fruition! In addition to receiving everything at $180, you may choose one of the prior 2 options: a Solo Concert/Tefilah or Artist-in-Residence weekend. And, of course, you will receive a lifetime supply of Thank You's!!!

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