Twitter response:

About Tkiya

About Tkiya

Tkiya uses participatory music experiences to help people of all ages find their unique connection with Jewish culture and to reinvigorate diverse Jewish communities.

 

Imagine an experience where people of all ages come together to experience the feeling of Jewish community. Where a celebration of culture brings together people of diverse backgrounds, and where the unengaged feel welcome and inspired.

As recent studies show that fewer non-Orthodox Americans are self-identifying as Jewish, it is important to acknowledge that it is becoming more difficult for many Jews to connect with a culture so historic in a world so modern. Music exists at the core of every culture and we believe that nothing can reach us and teach us like the power of music. Tkiya uses participatory music experiences to help people of all ages find their unique connection with Jewish culture and to reinvigorate diverse Jewish communities.

Tkiya now partners with two dozen organizations across New York City, Long Island, and Westchester to offer several experiences every day of the week, most of which are free to all participants. In addition to offering free Jewish community music experiences, Tkiya also facilitates classroom music for preschools, enrichment classes, musical theatre experiences, private lessons, and several secular weekly Parent & Me singalongs.

We value all of are partnerships and are always excited to form new relationships. If you wish to explore the potential for a partnership with Tkiya, please email Carla Friend, Founder & Executive Director.

Tkiya Music Inc. is a not for profit organization in New York State. Please visit our support page to learn how you can help to reinvigorate diverse Jewish communities!


Coinciding with the Pope’s recent visit to the United States, Univision Noticias put out a series of 30 second videos, each featuring religious leaders and believers of all faiths. Carla Friend speaks about connecting to Judaism through music and why she founded Tkiya!