Inspired by Martin Buber’s writing while procrastinating from piano practice at High School Jazz camp, Brian Yosef began a quest for finding the inner truths of Judaism, beyond dogmas and tradition. Finding that Truth ironically led him back to tradition.
He holds a Bachelor in Music from Eastman and received s’mikha from Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi as Minister of Sacred Music and as Jewish meditation teacher from Chochmat HaLev. His band, Captain Zohar, plays original Jewish devotional and concert music. He lives in Oakland with wife Lisa and two children, to whom he owes constant gratitude for keeping him far from cheap, egocentric substitutes for G-d.
- Email Reb Brian
- Directs Shirat HaLev Sacred Music Ensemble
- Leads Shabbat services
- Holds Torah of Awakening Evening meditations
- Is available as a spiritual counselor (email Reb Brian for details)
- Created and teaches our B’nei Mitzvah program
- Leads progressive band called Captain Zohar
- Visit Brian’s personal website, “Torah of Awakening”
- Available for piano instruction