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A Weekend of Music and Reflection

A Weekend of Music and Reflection

A very special weekend is planned Sept. 15-16 with multi-instrumentalist musician, singer and composer Joey Weisenberg, who is Creative Director of Mechon Hadar's Center for Jewish Communal Music, and Deborah Sacks Mintz, singing communities consultant of Mechon Hadar's Rising Song Institute. 

The events begin Friday Sept. 15 at 6:15 p.m. with an unforgettable evening of  Nigun (soulful songs), Infused Shabbat Preparation co-lead by Joey and Deborah and Kabbalat Shabbat co-lead by Joey and Deborah at 6:45 p.m. At 8 p.m., 
Shabbat Dinner will be served.(Cost: $18/adult; $10/child 3-13, ages 2 and under free. Please register by Sunday, Sept. 10 - form below. 

At 9 p.m., join us for Transformation of a Nigun based on Joey's extensive experience with Nigunim (wordless melodies), nusah, (prayer chant) and other musical styles. Joey and Deborah will teach us how to
explore the soul of any melody. 

At 9 a.m on Sept. 16, Joey and Deborah will co-lead unforgetable morning services infused with moving song and prayer. Joey will give the D'var Torah. Following Kiddush, the pair will lead a "Building Singing Communities" session where they will discuss strategies for bringing people together to make music a lasting and joy-filled force in shul and Jewish life. 
We will sing, discuss, and have time for Q&A.

The weekend culminates Saturday evening at 8:15 p.m. for a nosh. Join Joey, Deborah, and special guests from the Hadar Ensemble for a deeply meaningful concert/kumzitz at 8:45 p.m. with a Musical Selichot service to follow.

For more information, contact Abby Wise at

View Joey's YouTube channel, by clicking his image above! 


Friday Night Dinner RSVP Form

(Beth El Members - if you would like to bill to your account, please login to your shulcloud account.) 


Fri, April 20 2018 5 Iyyar 5778