Isaac Zones is a San Francisco based musician specializing in Jewish, spiritual, folk and family music. Isaac teaches music classes, leads prayer services, does concerts for all ages and performs for weddings and other celebrations. Isaac worked 13 summers at Camp Tawonga, just outside of Yosemite. He is currently the musical director at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco. Isaac recently made an album with musical partner, Melita Silberstein, titled “My Roots Go Down” that has been picked up by the PJ Library to be distributed nationally. Isaac often plays bigger shows and events with the uplifting Jewgrass dance band Shamati.
Isaac was born and raised in San Francisco and attended Pomona College in Los Angeles where he majored in Religious Studies and Mathematics. His thesis focused on themes of assimilation in the Jewish American identity through the lens of comedians Lenny Bruce, Mel Brooks and Jerry Seinfeld.
Before prioritizing music as a profession Isaac led many Jewish young adult programs including being the founding director of Moishe House which now boasts over 90 houses worldwide. Isaac enjoys playing sports, exploring music, working for a more just society with fuller lives for all of us and spending time with family, friends and his loving partner Vivian.