Musicians in Residence Weekend and Selichot with Congregation Beth Shalom

  • Friday, September 16, 2022
  • Saturday, September 17, 2022
  • Congregation Beth Shalom

Join Kavana in this community-wide event hosted by Congregation Beth Shalom to launch the year 5783 with song, connection and meaning. Musician, composer, and teacher Joey Weisenberg is the founder and director of Hadar’s Rising Song Institute, which cultivates grassroots musical-spiritual creativity in Jewish community. Rabbi Deborah Sacks Mintz serves the Hadar Institute as Director of Tefillah and Music, supporting communities and individuals who seek to deepen their practice of empowered song and connective prayer. Together they will visit Congregation Beth Shalom for Selichot weekend, September 16-17, 2022. The weekend will include davening, singing, learning, and a Saturday night concert full of soul-igniting melodies and ethereal harmonies with local musician Chava Mirel. In advance of the weekend, join us for a free series of summer song circles to learn and enjoy Joey and Deborah's melodies. 

Registration with Congregation Beth Shalom is required to attend. RSVP and more info here.

Weekend Schedule

Friday, September 16

6:00pm Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv with Joey Weisenberg and Deborah Sacks Mintz - Enter Shabbat with musically and spiritually uplifting Friday evening davening.

7:30pm Catered Shabbat Dinner - Pescatarian with vegan options by Mangia Bene Catering under kashrut supervision of Beth Shalom's rabbis.

8:45pm Rising Song Circle with Joey Weisenberg - Gather with Joey Weisenberg after Shabbat dinner to immerse in collective nigun (spiritual melody) and experience the power of sound and silence, and the Torah of music.

9:45pm Community Late Night Singing


Saturday, September 17

9:15am Shabbat Morning Services with Deborah Sacks Mintz - Experience the grandeur and devotional beauty of Shabbat morning with song-filled Shacharit and Musaf services led by Deborah Sacks Mintz.

12:30pm Lunch / Kiddush

1:15pm Davening Artistry, Musical Joy: Joey Weisenberg & Deborah Sacks Mintz in Conversation - Equal parts text study, experiential song, and interactive conversation, Joey and Deborah will explore the intersection of artistic creativity and spiritual practice.

2:30pm Community Afternoon Singing

8:30pm Doors/Community Reception

9:00pm Havdalah and Rising Song Selichot Concert with Joey Weisenberg, featuring Deborah Sacks Mintz and Chava Mirel - Soul-igniting melodies, ethereal harmonies, acoustic meditations, and communal invocations. Gather for a sonic journey of harrowing emotion and spiritual uplift, as Joey Weisenberg, joined by Deborah Sacks Mintz and Chava Mirel, presents a concert infused with original music and ancient prayer, combining signature elements of musical virtuosity and grassroots folksong.

11:00pm Dessert - Leah's catering 

11:30pm-12:15am Selichot services

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