Jeff Rosenbaum

Jeff Rosenbaum is the executive director of the Association for Consciousness Exploration. He holds a B.A. in Sociology from Case Western Reserve University, and has spent over 25 years as a student of an eclectic array of spiritual paths, philosophies, and illuminating pursuits. He's also run a steel metallurgical lab, been a mental health worker, the president/CEO of a steel pickling plant, a truck dispatcher and freight broker, a precious metals reclaimer, and a property manager. He's played guitar & percussion with Ian Corrigan and Victoria Ganger in the band Chameleon, performed on the ACE cassette Bonfire Dreams, and been published in Green Egg Magazine and interviewed in the book Modern Pagans. He is the conceiver and a founder of ACE, the Chameleon Club, the Starwood Festival, and the WinterStar Symposium, and is both the primary event organizer and product manufacturer for ACE.

Songs My Fathers Taught Me

As so often happens in non-mainstream movements, the directors of ACE were both raised within traditional Jewish communities; in Jeff's case, an Orthodox home with Holocaust-survivor parents. In this session, Jeff uses a discussion of the evolution of Jewish music from ancient to modern times as a springboard for a humorous look at 28 years of work within the Neo-Pagan community, through the eyes of a pantheistic social libertarian with a psychedelic spiritual orientation. From cantorials to Shabbas Zmiros to Israeli folk songs of the sixties, and accompanied on the Israeli recorder, Jeff will share melodies and insights to echo down the halls of his unique multi-cultural "long strange trip".


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