Deeply emotional and rooted in the ancient songs of Judaism, the music of RebbeSoul brings a modern vibe that re-imagines the music of our ancestors. This is not your grandmother’s Jewish Music. This is not some crazy mash-up of eclectic sounds. This is spiritually-based music with modern sensibilities and a deep respect for the past.
After earning a degree in engineering, Bruce Burger (aka RebbeSoul)set off to explore L.A.’s music scene.
Leaving parental expectations and upstate New York’s brilliant autumns and wintry snows behind him, it was in L.A. that he finally found his sound….and his voice.
At the age of 22, after sharing a Shabbat dinner with an Orthodox family he was inspired to write “Sister Sarah.” Despite having been a secular Jew for many years, this experience touched him so deeply that he was moved to take on the name RebbeSoul.
As he added the melodies of nigunim and prayers to his repertoire he made a decision. “Every time I play as RebbeSoul, I put something on my head….To the great Rebbes, a nigun, a melody, is something that comes from the heart and goes straight to heaven without anything getting in the way. So when I do it, I want to make sure there is something on my head, out of respect.”
To strengthen his connection to the Jewish people even further, Burger made aliya in 2007. Now residing in Zichron Ya’acov, he is exploring his musical roots and enjoying where his musical journey is taking him.
The Judaica Sound Archives at FAU’s Wimberly Library is delighted to be able to add Bruce Burger as our newest JSA featured performer. Click on any album below.