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Jesse uses his music to transport people to a profound level of self and soul, which creates openings for people's deeper experience .                                  Margaret Kornfeld    Past President  American Association of Pastoral Counselors

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Jesse is a skilled facilitator with many years of experience in leading groups.   He presents workshops at conferences, leads retreats and delivers plenary presentations in story and song.  Common Ground on the Hill, National Hospice & Palliative Care Network, Pendle Hill, the Association of Professional Chaplains, Shalem Institute and Common Ground on the Border are among the conferences and organizations for which Jesse has provided leadership. 

Jesse will work with you to design an experience that is particularly catered to the needs of your group.


Jesse has sung one-on-one with hundreds of terminally ill patients in hospices and hospitals; led singing for groups of a thousand people; delivered plenary presentations in story and song for conferences of clinical psychologists and chaplains; and led workshops and retreats for groups of all kinds, including for inmates in maximum security prisons.



"Jesse's music is quite wonderful. He brings artistry and social concern together in a very powerful way!"  Parker Palmer,  Author  A Hidden Wholeness; Let Your Life Speak


“I highly recommend Jesse Palidofsky.   Jesse is a very talented musician, singer and artist.  Jesse was a joy to work with…I was impressed with his talent, passion and professionalism.”   Patricia Appelhans  CEO  Association of Professional Chaplains


“Thank you, Jesse, for serving as musician for the Stewards of Well Being conference.  Your gift of musical interpretation allowed a diverse audience to connect with the theme at deeper levels.  It is always a joy to work with you.”

Susan Roy Director of Spiritual Care   Univ. of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore  


"Jesse’s music…was inspirational and thoughtful. " 

Beverly Cree   The Mountain Unitarian Universalist  Retreat Center


“Thank you for enriching our experience with your musical sharing.  You have a beautiful way of being that inspires and encourages.”

Martha  Campbell   Shalem Institute Spiritual Guidance Program 


“Thank you for bringing your stories, your experience accompanying people in their life journeys, your love of music, and your spiritual awareness to the facilitation of “Food For the Long Haul”.  It was a blessing to see the participants relax into the safety and warmth of the weekend.”   Margaret Cooley  Woolman Hill Conference Center 


“You have truly wonderful gifts and I am so happy you have been able to share your gifts with the NACC members and others in the spiritual care ministry field.”  

 David A. Lichter  Executive Director National Association of Catholic Chaplains


“Listening to music by Jesse is healing. The words and melodies offer encouragement and hope.”  Rev. Carmella Jones Director  Holy Cross Faith Community Nurse Program


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