Singing Communities SHABBATON with Joey Weisenberg, Explore Jewish melodies and prayer-texts that focus on the intersection of music, spirituality, and prayer. Our intention is to raise the aesthetic level of parts of the community together, and we encourage you to join in our ongoing exploration of communal musical dynamics. This weekend is cosponsored by the Orange County Community Scholars Program
Friday Evening, April 28
5:30 pm Oneg (appetizers)
5:45 pm Nigun-infused Shabbat Preparation Join us to warm up for Kabbalat Shabbat
6 pm Kabbalat Shabbat Service Joey leads a musically & spiritually uplifting service
7 pm Shabbat Dinner (with advance reservations via the temple website) followed by Transformation of a Nigun: Based on his extensive experience with nigunim (wordless melodies), nusah (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 Morning, April 29
9:15 am Conservative Morning Services with Rabbi K’vod and Joey Weisenberg
Merging traditional nusah (prayer chant) with soulful nigunim (melodies), we will cultivate the power of the communal voice through rhythm, spontaneous harmony, and careful listening. D’var Torah from Joey Weisenberg about the Architecture of Listening, exploring the interaction between physical space and spiritual music.
12 pm Building Singing Communities (Lunch Program) 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.
Sponsor: Temple Beth El Of South Orange County