Machon Shira, a new program, is designed for camp songleaders, young adult Hillel and day camp songleaders to focus on songleading technique, repertoire, leadership, and worship. This program builds on the 28 year success of Hava Nashira, to focus more directly on young adult songleading. Faculty include Dan Nichols, Alan Goodis and Cantor Rosalie Will.
Hava Nashira is the premier Jewish music and worship conference of the URJ and the Reform Movement. The mission of the conference, now in its 28th year, is to teach songleading. Participants learn how to craft meaningful music and worship for praying communities, curate and present music for religious school, and the art of community-building through music and prayer.
Hava Nashira brings the best in professional songleaders and worship teachers to learn with hundreds of participants from a variety of movements, communities, and congregations from across the Jewish world. Whether working full time or part, experienced or just getting started, Jewish music creatives come to Hava Nashira to sharpen their skills, broaden their reach, and connect with like-minded people.
Shabbat Shira is a Jewish music retreat which brings together those who love to teach and lead music, and those who love to sing, for three days of community, learning, and Jewish music.
This program provides an opportunity to refresh and rejuvenate through relationship building and joyful singing. Faculty include Cantor Rosalie Will, Merri Lovinger Arian, Josh Nelson, Noam Katz and Michelle Citrin.