Sheldon Low is one of the brightest young stars in Jewish pop music today, performing over 100 rock concerts, ‘Light Up Shabbat’ services, seminars, and Artist-in-Residency weekends in Jewish communities throughout North America each year.
Sheldon has five full-length studio albums to his name and recently began writing and releasing music with his wife under the moniker “Hadar and Sheldon.” Their single “Body Is a Temple” was featured in the 5779 NFTY Ruach compilation, marking Sheldon’s fourth feature in the Ruach series where he holds the distinction of being the only artist with opening tracks on two different albums (Ruach 5767, Ruach 5775). Sheldon's earlier recordings have been featured in numerous other nationally distributed compilation albums and both of his children's albums (It’s All Challah To Me, Look At Me) have been distributed by PJ Library to tens of thousands of households around the globe. Over the course of his career, Sheldon has been featured on the cover of L’chaim Magazine, Shalom TV, and radio stations across North America.
In addition to performing and recording, Sheldon is a highly regarded Jewish educator and innovator. He is the creator and host of Jewish Songwriter, a podcast devoted to the people and stories behind contemporary Jewish music. He helped launch Jewish Rock Radio, served as a founding head faculty at Songleader Boot Camp, and continues to lead workshops, webinars, and featured speaking engagements around the country. Sheldon is also a published author and the creator of the “Musician Revolution” blog.
Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Sheldon is a third generation songleader who from an early age developed a strong Jewish identity attending Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy, Solomon Schechter Day School, Camp Ben Frankel, and USY. In high school, Sheldon was fortunate to meet and be mentored by national touring Jewish musician, Rick Recht. In 2005, Sheldon graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University and spent nine months working as an engineer before being signed to Jewish Rock Records. Sheldon spent six years as the Artist in Residence at Barnert Temple in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey and is currently the Artist in Residence of Temple Israel of the City of New York. In 2013, Low started Hallelu Records, an independent Jewish record label based in New York City.
Sheldon resides in New York City with his wife and musical partner, Hadar Orshalimy. In addition to their Jewish folk-pop crossover project "Hadar and Sheldon" they also tour and record as the secular pop-folk duo "We Are The Northern Lights."