Upcoming Events

Prayer Leader Summer Institute: Week long courses throughout June and July
Monday, Jun 27, 2016 - 9:30am
Hebrew College
Student & Community Pricing

Sing, Create, Explore this summer. Do you love to sing, play, teach, or lead Jewish music? Whether you are a lay leader, student, musician or teacherif you are interested in honing your musical skills and expanding your understanding of prayer—from traditional liturgy to contemporary niggunim from klezmer to sacred drumming —join us at Hebrew College’s Prayer Leader Summer Institute. Pick from an array of pluralistic offerings that fit your interests and schedule and learn with accomplished musicians and master teachers including:

Cantor Jeff Klepper: Songleading in the Service and Contemporary Repertoire -Two Fridays, June 10 & 24
Rabbi Sruli Dresdner: Contemporary Models: Niggun and Klezmer June 27-July 1:
Mitch  Gordon: Sacred Drumming July 18-29
Shir Yaakov Feit: Contemporary Models: Renewal July 25-29
Ellen Allard: Pedagogy of Music: Teaching Music -July 25-29

An Evening of Klezmer Music with Sruli & Lisa
Tuesday, Jun 28, 2016 - 7:30pm
Hebrew College

Featuring Sruli Dresdner, Lisa Mayer & Zachary Mayer. Multi-instrumentalists and vocalists Sruli and Lisa play clarinet, violin, accordion, bass recorder, cello and drum, and perform and teach klezmer and Hasidic music and dance all over the country. Sponsored by the School of Jewish Music’s Prayer Leader Summer Institute, June 6-July 29, 2016. The institute is open to the public and classes are available individually and in 1-, 2- and 3-week sessions. For more information visit the School of Jewish Music website.

$750 (before July 8) | $900 (after July 1)

Monday-Thursday, July 25-28 from 5:30-10 p.m.

Hebrew College
Lead Faculty and Founder,  Mitch Gordon
Space is limited

Over the span of four days we will daven together, drum together, lead and follow each other’s lead, and connect to the heart of Sacred Drumming through our individual and collective heartbeats.  Djembe and/or doumbek will be the focal point of our instruments, and we will explore a range of frame drums, cajon, klong yaw, and miscellaneous ‘toys’ for atmosphere. This is an advanced class and the prerequisite is that you have experience playing in temple and other sacred settings, have advanced skills on the drums and are ready to build up your knowledge, skills, technique, leadership, fellowship, ‘followship’, and engage as ritual and drumming leader. Watch a preview of a sacred drumming class with Mitch Gordon.

For a complete course description or additional information, contact Marcia Spellman at mspellman@hebrewcollege.edu .


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