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January 26, 2018 | 5:30 pm - January 28, 2018 | 6:00 pm

Shabbat Shirah: Building a Singing Community

On Shabbat Shirah we read aloud the Song of the Sea, a joyous prayer offered by the people of Israel while crossing the divided Red Sea. Join BZBI and Joey Weisenberg of Mechon Hadar’s Rising Song Institute to celebrate the ways that musicality has continued to deepen the bonds of our community.

We welcome all to our weekend-long immersive exploration of the power of music to awaken the spirit and strengthen our ties as a community. Our artist-in-residence Joey will guide us in exploring new approaches to deepening our experience of sacred community through communal prayer and song. All of our singing and learning sessions are free, with no registration required.

Friday, January 26

5:30 PM: Nigun-infused Shabbat Preparation
6:00 PM: Kabbalat Shabbat
7:30 PM: Shabbat Dinner. Registration required, through the link above ($20 for adults, $15 for students, $10 for children, $50 for families).
8:30 PM: Transformation of a Nigun, singing and dessert, all are welcome.

Saturday, January 27

9:30 AM: Shabbat Shirah Services: Joey Weisenberg will give a D’var Torah about the Architecture of Listening and lead musaf services merging traditional prayer chanting with soulful melodies
12:15 PM: Kiddush
1:30 PM: Conversation with Joey on Building Singing Communities. Babysitting available.
5:15 PM: Seu’dah Shelishit and Havdallah: a light meal and singing to end Shabbat.

Sunday, January 28

4:00 PM: Shabbat Shirah Concert with Joey Weisenberg & The Hadar Ensemble. Tickets are $13 in advance and $18 at the door.

Registration for the dinner is required by Friday, January 19, due to limited space. We may not be able to honor late requests. If you did not get a chance to register, but would still like to spend the Friday evening of Shabbat Shirah with our community, we welcome you to come to our services and rejoin us at 8:30 PM for dessert and singing.

Musician, prayer leader, author, and teacher, Joey Weisenberg is the Creative Director of Hadar’s Rising Song Institute, which aims to cultivate the grassroots musical-spiritual creativity of the Jewish people. Joey works to educate and train communities around the world to unlock their musical-spiritual potential and make music a lasting joy­-filled force in synagogues and in Jewish life. Joey leads workshops and trainings across the country, including the Singing Communities Intensive each December at Mechon Hadar. He is the author of recently released Torah of Music, as well as Building Singing Communities, Nigunim: The Songbook and The Kane Street Songster. He has recorded six albums, most recently By the Waters of Babylon. Joey’s niggunim have become popular worldwide.


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