This weekend I head to HUC-JIR's Cincinnati campus to attend Mifgash Musicale, a workshop for synagogue musicians that focuses on, in a three-year rotating cycle, Shabbat, High Holy Days and the Three Festivals. This is a Shabbat year, which is perfect timing for me and the musical goals I've set for myself. Over the course of five days I'll learn from HUC music faculty and from my fellow attendees, and hope to come away from the week with inspiration as well as useful information.
I am excited to announce that I will be a visiting artist-in-residence and music educator at Temple Chai in Phoenix, AZ! Over the course of a number of visits during the 2014-15 academic year, I will help the clergy in facilitating congregational music at Shabbat services, and I will also get to teach and learn with students and faculty in Temple Chai's religious school. I am really looking forward to getting to know this vibrant community over the coming year! http://www.templechai.com/ My first visit there will be the weekend of August 28-31.
In between trips, I continue to work with some awesome B'nei Mitzvah students. I am grateful to them and their families for their patience and flexibility as I fill in the blanks of my late summer and fall schedule.
NOTE: At this time I am not taking on new Hebrew students due to my travel schedule.
I will be able to take on additional private students beginning November 1, so if your child is preparing for Bar/Bat Mitzvah and needs a Hebrew tutor, drop me a line.
And then, I'm back for just a couple of weeks before I head off to Kansas again. Looks like I'm gonna have an action-packed few months. I will not look to schedule any non-synagogue shows until probably mid-November at the earliest, but check the calendar page for updates because you never know what can happen. Have a safe and enjoyable summer, and thanks for supporting Jewish Music Made By Hand.