JON NELSON’S INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC AND HIGH ENERGY CONCERTS HAVE BEEN A MAINSTAY IN JEWISH MUSIC FOR CLOSE TO TWO DECADES!
As the founding member & songwriter in the groundbreaking Jewish band, Yom Hadash (The “New Day” in Hebrew), Jon has performed hundreds of shows for audiences of all ages, from Coast to Coast. An acclaimed composer, performer, & Educator with his M.Ed., Jon establishes a true connection with every audience, making for a wonderful, community-building show!
In addition to shows at JCCs, Synagogues, Music Festivals, Camps & Hillels across the nation, additional performance highlights have been concerts for The Wexner Foundation, Steven Spielberg’s Genesis Program, The Maccabi Games, The Apple Corporation and private events all across the country!
“I want to personally thank you for our very successful community-wide music celebration. You had the entire assemblage of over 270 people clapping, dancing and singing. There was such ruach in the synagogue; I’d recommend you to any Jewish organization. We WILL bring you back.” JAN S. BRODIE / EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MERRIMACK VALLEY JEWISH FEDERATION
“With your special talents and modern attitude, you achieved our community’s goal to deliver an educational and musical message of Judaism, humanity and a love for the State of Israel . Your performance uniquely combined Jewish and Zionist spirit with modern music!” LEOR APPLEBAUM / ISRAELI SHALIACH, SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY
“Several of our teen participants mentioned the Yom Hadash concert as their favorite event this year. For them, the discovery of a cool Jewish band was a revelation. If our biggest question these days is How do we get Jewish teens to reconnect with their tradition and heritage in the age of MTV? Yom Hadash is the answer.” MAX KLAU / GENESIS AT BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY
“Your show was a real conference highlight! We can’t wait for a return performance.” CHUCK GOLDMAN / IT DIRECTOR, APPLE COMPUTERS & CEO, APPEARIAN