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Singing Communities Intensive

This course was offered in Winter/Spring, 2013.

Join Music Director and Ba’al Tfilah Joey Weisenberg and Rabbi Dorothy Richman for four interactive days of energetic singing as we explore the connections between Jewish music, prayer, spirit, and text.

Daily Schedule

9:30 - 10:30 am: Nigunim and building singing communities
10:45 - 12 pm: Texts about music from Jewish traditions
12 - 1 pm: Lunch
1 - 2:30 pm: Shabbat Nusach master class
2:45 - 3:45 pm: Experiential learning and reflection about prayer from Jewish tradition
3:45 - 4:30 pm: Closing Nigun session

For questions, please email dorothyrichman@gmail.com

Registration is closed for Singing Communities Intensive. If you are still interested, please contact Dorothy Richman at dorothyrichman@gmail.com.


# Sessions
Date & time

Monday, June 17 - Thursday, June 20, 2013
9:30 am - 4:30 pm

$300 for seniors and students
Session Time Days Location Instructors
Jun 17 9:30 AM–4:30 PM Mon Netivot Shalom Joey Weisenberg Rabbi Dorothy Richman
Jun 18 9:30 AM–4:30 PM Tue Netivot Shalom Joey Weisenberg Rabbi Dorothy Richman
Jun 19 9:30 AM–4:30 PM Wed Netivot Shalom Joey Weisenberg Rabbi Dorothy Richman
Jun 20 9:30 AM–4:30 PM Thu Netivot Shalom Joey Weisenberg Rabbi Dorothy Richman


Congregation Netivot Shalom

1316 University Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94702



Rabbi Dorothy Richman

Rabbi Dorothy Richman Rabbi Dorothy Richman teaches Torah throughout the Bay area. Formerly a pulpit rabbi in San Francisco at congregations Shaar Zahav and Beth Sholom, Dorothy also worked for several years at Berkeley Hillel. She has led trips for AJWS to Central and South America and Africa and is active in Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice.

Joey Weisenberg

Joey WeisenbergJoey Weisenberg is a mandolinist, guitarist, singer, and percussionist based in New York City. He has performed and recorded internationally with dozens of bands in a wide variety of musical styles. Joey works as the Music Director at Brooklyn’s oldest synagogue, the Kane Street Synagogue, and is the music faculty at Yeshivat Hadar, a traditional egalitarian yeshiva in New York. He is the author of Building Singing Communities; a Practical Guide to Unlocking the Power of Music in Jewish Prayer, and has released several albums of his music in the last few years. For more information, please visit http://www.joeyweisenberg.com.