Acclaimed Jewish a cappella group Six13 to perform at Temple Emanu-El


PROVIDENCE  – Temple Emanu-El will host a performance by the award-winning vocal a cappella band Six13 on May 15 as part of Arts Emanu-El and the temple’s Spring Celebration.

Juxtaposing the traditional and the contemporary, Six13 is on a mission to use music to connect Jews around the world with their heritage. The group is known for its soulful harmonies and  intricate arrangements, and its dynamic, full-band sound.

Six13 is composed of members with various Jewish backgrounds and has performed worldwide. The band’s name comes from the 613 mitzvot, or commandments, that Jews should follow.

“It’s such a thrill to be welcoming Six13 to Providence,” Temple Emanu-El’s cantor, Brian Mayer, said.  “This group is world-class, truly phenomenal!”

Six13 will perform at Temple Emanu-El, 99 Taft Ave., Providence, on Sunday, May 15, at noon.  The cost is $10 for temple members, $18 for non-members. To purchase tickets, go to

Six13’s performance will headline Emanu-El’s Spring Celebration, which honors the congregation’s past, present and future.  Festivities include the dedication of the Rabbi Wayne Franklin Wing, the Religious School closing ceremony, a community brunch and a congregational photo.

Six13 has performed on The Today Show, The View, CBS and CNN, and has been featured in The Huffington Post, Time Magazine and more. For more information about the band, go to

For more than 10 years, the Arts Emanu-El program has been dedicated to producing events in the Jewish arts. Programming includes concerts, art exhibits, films, dancing and cultural cuisine.

Temple Emanu-El, a traditional, egalitarian congregation affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, is dedicated to cultivating, developing and sustaining Judaism and Jewish living in consonance with the ideals and standards of the Conservative Movement. To learn more about Emanu-El, go to

Submitted by Temple Emanu-El