Ellie Flier, a Nashville-based Jewish musician, has launched her new album of original Jewish music, Pray For Open Eyes.
Ellie funded the project’s production through donations from family, friends and supporters from the Nashville Jewish community and beyond. The donations came through a unique crowdsourced fundraising website called Jewcer, a non-profit version of Kickstarter for Jewish projects.
The album features original, poetic interpretations of Jewish liturgy, to which Ellie added her own Nashville flare. Highlights include: “May We” – a prayer for the high holidays, filled with Jewish values of social justice, as well as “V’Ahavta” – a song about love and our connection to God and the rest of humanity.
Aside from her Jewish musical career, Ellie is heavily involved in the Nashville Jewish community as co-founder of Jewsic City Shabbat – an alternative musical Shabbat group that meets once a month in various locations throughout the Nashville community – and co-chair of NowGen – a social group for Jewish young adults in their 20s and 30s. She is also a Hebrew teacher and cantorial soloist at Congregation Ohabai Sholom, also known as “The Temple.” Recently, she received the 2018 Sandy Averbuch Young Leadership Award from the Jewish Federation of Nashville for her diligent work within the community.
The album will be available for purchase or streaming on July 31st.
For more information and to order a copy of her album, visit www.ellieflier.com.
Ellie Flier is a Nashville-based Jewish songwriter and songleader. Her debut album of Jewish music, Pray for Open Eyes, was produced by Josh Goldberg and Marty Rifkin, and released through Kosher Style Records. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org