First up: I am thrilled to spend Shabbat Noach at Shabbat Shira, a songleading workshop and Shabbat retreat for adults held at Olin Ruby-Sang Union Institute (OSRUI) in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. This smaller, more adult and more intimate version of the huge summer Hava Nashira workshop will be filled with new music, old and new friends (including some I'll meet in real time for the first time); opportunities for master classes in worship-leading and composition; and a weekend of inspiration that I know will elevate all of us and encourage us to do better in our holy work.
For the following Shabbat, I am honored to be the Scholar-In-Residence at Temple Beth El in Madison, Wisconsin. Using Parashat Lech Lecha as our starting point, we'll explore "The Power Of Story in Building Jewish Identity". I am super-excited to be a visiting scholar, where my music takes a back seat to my love of Torah study.
I will file daily reports at my Facebook MUSIC page beginning Thursday, November 3. You can respond there if you like, and make this as interactive as you like. I would love to hear from you while I'm on the road!