Rabbi Yonatan Arnon
MoveMeant’s founder is a dancer, mindfulness practitioner, spiritual director, creative entrepreneur and experiential educator.
Awarded (3rd year in a row ) the Be Wise Jewish Entrepreneurialism Fellowship for his signature MoveMeant- Embodying Sacred Texts workshops, he has co-created over 150 (in person and online) MoveMeant workshops in diverse Jewish settings across the world including: US, Canada, Europe, Israel, South Africa and India alongside world-class musicians.
MoveMeant's musical director, is a multi-instrumentalist, High Holiday cantorial soloist and vegan craft chocolate maker based in New York City. A graduate of Columbia University, he has performed in Chile, Panama, France, the Obama White House and across the U.S. with Pizmon, Columbia’s Jewish a cappella group.
A singer, song-collector and cantor in training at Hebrew Union College. She researches and performs various strands of Jewish folk repertoire and is interested in Yiddish folk music as a reflection of human experience, particularly the movement and migration of Ashkenazi Jews. Within the UK she has coordinated and taught Yiddish song and Niggunim workshop programmes for the Jewish Music Institute, SOAS, Kleznorth, and WOMAD festival, and the London Yiddish choir.
A teacher of Torah, nature, and music. A 3rd year cantorial student at HUC-JIR NYC, his love for Judaism has likewise been cultivated through practicing it and through learning its musical rhythms. Raised in California, he has taught children to love nature by leading day hikes, and regularly teaches about Judaism with experiential programming and as a B’nei Mitzvah tutor.. Gabriel is thrilled to be involved with MoveMeant combining many of these loves into one place.
An Israeli musician, an actress, a songwriter and a mind-body balance practitioner. She aspires to touch the points of contact that connect sanctity and secularity, loneliness and loneliness and intimacy. She expresses her ideas in a unique, open and feminine style.
Isaac Kates Rose
A singer, a strummer and drummer. Fresh to New York City. After a Shmita cycle in Jerusalem, Isaac is involved in learning and leading others to learn languages such as Hebrew & Yiddish, Palestinian and Judeo-Baghdadi Arabic, Mizrahi jazz and film and community organizing. He has studied ethnomusicology and cinema in his homes of Toronto and Jerusalem and has performed on bass and guitar in various venues, contexts, and ensembles. Isaac wonders which instrument he will wander to next.
Rabbi Grace Gleason
Born in Chicago, IL, served as a prayer leader in diverse Jewish communities. She believes that wordless melodies is a spiritual practice of building connection to community, ancestry, and the Divine. She is so excited to be on the MoveMeant team.
Born and raised in Yunnan, Southwestern part of China is a sound healer, musician therapist, singer and musician. She is a graduate in Music Therapy from NYU Steinhardt, she also studied in The Royal Danish Academy of Music, Dickinson College. Michelle co- facilitates, performances of contact improv dance, playback theater, circle songs, Earthdance, and is happy to be part of MoveMeant team.