Sheldon Low is one of the brightest young stars in Jewish rock 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.
With the release of “Life” in September of 2016, Low has five full-length album releases to his name. “If Not Now” was selected for Ruach 5777 and the single “Shehecheyanu (To Life)” was selected as the opening track for NFTY Ruach 5775 giving Low the distinction of being the only artist with opening tracks on two NFTY Ruach albums (Ruach 5767, Ruach 5775). Low’s previous 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, Low has been featured on the cover of L’chaim Magazine, Shalom TV, and radio stations across North America.
In addition to performing, Low is a Jewish educator and innovator having served as a founding head faculty member of Songleader Boot Camp, Artist Relations, reporter, and blog manager for Jewish Rock Radio and leading workshops, webinars, and featured speaking engagements around the country. In November of 2014, Low was published as a co-author for his chapter “The Intangible and Tangible Effects of Music” in “Music: Carrier of Intention in 49 Jewish Prayers” (Creating Calm Network Publishing).
Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Low 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, Low was fortunate to meet and be mentored by national touring Jewish musician, Rick Recht. In 2005, Low 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. Low 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.
Low resides in New York City with his wife and musical partner, Hadar Orshalimy, with whom he created the “Take a Walk In My Shoes” project, a music based project who's mission is to inspire young men and women, build self-esteem, and promote gender equality. Together they are known as the pop-folk duo "We Are The Northern Lights."