Pastor Robert Brashear joins Sim Shalom for Yom Kippur 5780

Sim Shalom the Online Synagogue continues to provide innovative services for the Jewish High Holidays. The jazz inspired services are unrivaled and sell out each year. This Yom Kippur, as in the past, Pastor Robert “Bob” Brashear will join Rabbi Steve Blane and his band and will offer a Yom Kippur sermon.

Joining Blane and Brashear at the Bitter End in Manhattan are a quintet including Jack Glotman on Piano, Carol Sudhalter on Sax and Flute, Liz Taub on Fiddle, Kevin Hailey on Bass and Frank Levitano on Drums. And Evan Kremin will be back on Shofar! Typically Sim Shalom offers services each weeknight and Friday night online to its virtual community. The High Holiday services are live in NY and Blane brings his unique approach by creating a jazz inspired worship service.

Presbyterian Pastor Brashear studied at the Yale Divinity School and New Brunswick/Rutgers. Retired from West Park Presbyterian in New York, he travels extensively and serves as a guest preacher across the NY Metropolitan area and as a speaker and consultant in other countries. Bob makes a point of connecting people everywhere he goes and recently hosted an homage to Woodstock event in Harlem where Rabbi Steve Blane and other friends joined him for a night of music and fun.

Pastor Brashear and Rabbi Blane met on the Singer/Songwriter circuit in New York and have formed a bond around serving their communities through song.

To purchase tickets or read more about the High Holidays services visit and to follow Bob’s career visit his Facebook page at Robert L Brashear.