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Music is an important part of many of our events and ceremonies provided by our resident musicians – Kouskous!

There’s more to Jewish Music then Klezmer. From lively horas to sweet songs Gary knows it all!  Kouskous is fronted by World Music Artist and Jewish music authority Gary Cohen. Jewish vocal inflections and guitar stylings are hallmarks of Kouskous’ sound. Gary sings in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) and English.  Amber Woods completes the duo by providing an exotic beat on Middle Eastern instruments.

Kouskous is currently the musicians in residence for VHSJ. Their music compliments the holiday celebrations thereby helping to keep our culture alive. In addition, Kouskous has provided appropriate music for simchas and other events as needed for the members.

Kouskous presented a well received workshop on Jewish Music sponsored by VHSJ at the 2010 J-West Conference in Vancouver.

To find out more, please visit their website: