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Worship & Ritual Committee Resources

Synagogue Choirs as Instruments of Prayer
Reasons and procedures for starting a choir, rehearsal logistics, repertoire and funding, by master composer Ben Steinberg.

Worship Music Guidelines for Small Congregations
Helpful for congregations that do not have trained Jewish music professionals to plan their worship music.

Divrei Shir: Words of Song
The first in a series of nine curriculum modules that explores the beauty and diversity of synagogue music, and an excellent resource for adult education and ritual/music/leadership committee study groups.

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10 Minutes of Torah
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Torah for Tweens
Archives of the weekly guides for leading family discussions on the parashiyot.


  • Hava Nashira
    The annual songleading and music workshop of OSRUI & the URJ.
  • Hava Tefilah: Engaging in Worship in Our Communities
    A CCAR/ACC partnership program.
  • Mifgash Musicale
    Mifgash Musicale is a summer institute for synagogue musicians of all types -- singers,music directors, accompanists, choir directors, composers – anyone involved in Jewish music and the creation of services.
  • ACC-GTM Convention
    American Conference of Cantors and Guild of Temple Musicians.
  • Had'rachah Seminar for Lay Leadership in Ritual Life
    A five-day immersive learning opportunity for lay leaders of congregations without clergy who are looking to build skills to lead worship and conduct life cycle ceremonies.
  • North American Jewish Choral Festival
    Held each summer for the past 22 years, the North American Jewish Choral Festival brings together singers and choirs from across North America.
  • Shulhouse Rock
    Designed to awaken high school students to the world of songleading in Religious Schools, youth group, and Jewish summer camps and retreats.
  • Songleader Boot Camp
    Songleader Boot Camp is an intensive leadership training program for Rabbis, Cantors, professional songleaders, and new songleaders.
Jewish Rock Radio
The New Reform Siddur support for transitioning to the Reform Movement's new siddur, Mishkan T'Filah. FAQs, articles, implementation ideas from clergy, practical suggestions, study materials and much more.

Worship with Joy 
Support and guide your congregation through communal study about, reflection on and experimentation with worship.

Prayers, Readings and Blessings
Inspiring words of comfort for congregants in times of crisis, readings and everyday blessings.


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