Joey Weisenberg: Building Singing Communities at Bonai Shalom

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“Having come to cherish the imperfectly beautiful music of normal people singing together, Joey works to empower communities around the world to unlock their musical and spiritual potential, and to make music a lasting and joy­-filled force in shul and in Jewish life.”

Congregation Bonai Shalom welcomes Joey Weisenberg as their Musician-in-Residence January 22-23.  Here is his schedule:

Friday Evening
5:45: Shabbat Preparation with Nigunim: Joey Weisenberg teaches a melody or two to warm up for Kabbalat Shabbat.
6:15: Kabbalat Shabbat: Joey Weisenberg leads a musically and spiritually uplifting Kabbalat Shabbat service.
7:30: Shabbat Dinner
8:30: Transformation of a Nigun: Based on his extensive experience with nigunim (wordless melodies), nusach (prayer chant) and other musical styles, Joey teaches how to explore the soul of any melody. Focusing on beautiful old melodies that may have been lost by history, as well as his own compositions, we will collectively bring the music to life

Saturday
9:30: Shacharit Services begin
11:00: D’var Torah from Joey Weisenberg about the Architecture of Listening, exploring the interaction between physical space and spiritual music.
11:15: Musaf davening led by Joey Weisenberg: Merging traditional nusach (prayer chant) with soulful nigunim (melodies), we will cultivate the power of the communal voice through rhythm, spontaneous harmony, and careful listening.
1:30: Building Singing Communities: Using ideas from his book Building Singing Communities, Joey discusses 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.
5:45: Seudah Shlishit/Havdallah/Melave Malka: We will delight in taking “slow leave” of the Shabbat with songs, words of Torah, and light dinner.

For more information and to RSVP, visit the Bonai Shalom Events Calendar or call at 303-442-6605

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