tkiya logoBased In: Brooklyn, NY
Venture: Tkiya creates participatory music experiences to reinvigorate diverse Jewish communities in the New York Metro Area.
Innovator: Carla Friend holds a Masters Degree in Music Education from NYU, a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Ithaca College, and has more than 10 years of experience on both the teaching and administrative ends of the field. In 2014, she founded Tkiya: The Jewish Community Music Initiative with the mission of using participatory music experiences to help people of all ages find their unique connection with Jewish culture and to reinvigorate diverse Jewish communities. Carla’s skill set, background in education, and original music allow her and her staff to inspire families through a new and refreshing approach. Tkiya’s impact has rapidly spread across the New York Metro Area through partnerships with many JCCs, Ys, PJ Library, Synagogues, and more.
Primary Areas of Focus: Spirituality and Ritual, Educational Experience, Community Building, Arts and Culture
Primary Populations Served: Children and Young Families, Adults
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