Jewish artists Nissim Black and Joey Newcomb will headline “Sounds Like Unity,” a Lag B’Omer concert in Livingston on May 9 sponsored by Hatzalah of MetroWest and Friendship Circle of New Jersey. The program begins at 4:30 p.m., in the LifeTown parking lot, 10 Microlab Road, in Livingston. In addition to the musical lineup, there will be food and activities for children and fun for all ages across the Greater MetroWest Jewish community.
Hasidic hip-hop star Nissim Black, originally from Seattle, started rapping in 2006. He reintroduced himself in 2020 with his hit single, Mothaland Bounce, after converting to Orthodox Judaism and moving to Jerusalem. Joey Newcomb, who grew up in Queens, released his first album in 2018 and shot to stardom in the frum world. He released his third album, Big Avoidas in 2022.
Sounds Like Unity is an opportunity for solidarity in the community in the face of rising antisemitism. It takes place on Lag B’Omer, a festival associated with the Jewish value v’ahavta lareikha kamokha, love your fellow as yourself.
“It is especially poignant this year for the larger Jewish community to come together on Lag B’Omer, a day bursting with meaning and joy, to celebrate the warmth and light of Jewish values,” said Rabbi Zalman Grossbaum of Friendship Circle of New Jersey. “We are thrilled to partner with Hatzalah of MetroWest to bring this exciting event to the community.”
All proceeds will go to Friendship Circle of New Jersey, which provides support for children, teens, and young adults with special needs and their families; and Hatzalah of MetroWest, an all-volunteer emergency medical service serving Livingston, West Orange, Morristown, and surrounding communities.
Tickets are $30 for individuals and $150 per family. VIP sponsorships are available. For more information,go to www.SoundsLikeUnity.com and follow Sounds Like Unity’s Facebook and Instagram pages.