Joshua Alpert

Rabbi Joshua Alpert, aka “Mr. Shabbos,” is a Jewish musician and educator in New York. A firm believer in marching to the beat of one’s own drum, he has taken to the street to perform his own style of Jewish music that incorporates elements of bluegrass, country, and Irish folk. Though his jovial personality and spiritually unconventional music raise eyebrows in the Orthodox community that he calls home, he’ll tell you that if you care about what people think about you, you’re never going to get the job done.