Safe Harbor Refugee Benefit for JFCS East Bay Featuring: The Qadim Ensemble; Opening - World Harmony Chorus

Safe Harbor Refugee Benefit for JFCS East Bay Featuring: The Qadim Ensemble; Opening - World Harmony Chorus

The Qadim Ensemble, World Harmony Chorus

Monday, June 12th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$30 General / $75 Premium

All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

Safe Harbor
Safe Harbor
Please join us for storytelling and a special benefit concert supporting JFCS East Bay’s services for immigrants and refugees. JFCS East Bay resettles Afghan, Iranian, Iraqi, and Syrian refugees, as well as LGBTI refugees from Africa and the Middle East. The agency also provides extensive support to young children and immigrant families fearing detention and deportation.

Featuring: Jose Roberto & Friends and the Qadim Ensemble

Headquartered in Berkeley, JFCS East Bay is a nonsectarian, nonprofit social services agency that serves and supports refugees, immigrants, children, parents, and seniors of all races, religions, and backgrounds. Founded in 1877, the agency touches the lives of approximately 6,000 vulnerable Alameda and Contra Costa residents each year. All funds raised at Safe Harbor will support JFCS East Bay’s Refugees Welcome Fund and Undocumented & Low-Income Children & Families.
The Qadim Ensemble
The Qadim Ensemble features Arabic, Jewish, Turkish Sufi, Hebrew-Yemenite, Armenian, Ladino, and Moroccan music, celebrating the common musical and spiritual heritage of the region’s cultures, while honoring the great diversity found within them. Led by Eliyahu Sills on the ney and Rachel Valfer Sills on oud and lead vocals, the Qadim Ensemble features Arabic percussion, such as the darbukkah, riqq, and daf, as well as the stringed Turkish baglama saz, divan saz, and Persian setar. Qadim is a word found in both Arabic and Hebrew, meaning “ancient” as well as “that which will come.”