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Sample Schedule and Programs

We don't finalize the schedule and programs until April, but this will give you an idea of what a day might look like!


12:00pm - 4:00 Registration

4:00pm - 4:30pm General Reception

4:00pm - 4:30pm First Timers Reception

4:30pm – 6:00pm - Opening Program (Singing!)

6:00pm  -Aruchat Erev  (Dinner)

6:45pm - Friends of Bill W.  

7:15pm – 9:15pm Evening Program #1

9:30pm – 10:00pm Ma’ariv  (Evening Worship)


8:00am  - Aruchat Boker  (Breakfast)

9:00am - 10:00am - Shacharit  (Morning Worship) 

10:15am -12:00pm - Faculty Led Intensives #1 

12:30pm  -Aruchat Tzoharayim, Birkat Hamazon & Shira

(Lunch, end-of meal blessing, and singing)

2:00pm - 3:15pm - Faculty Led Electives #1

3:45pm – 5:00pm Participant Led Sessions

5:00pm – 6:00pm Free time

6:00pm - Aruchat Erev (Dinner)

6:45pm - Friends of Bill W

7:15pm - 8:15pm Separate Maariv Options  (Evening Worship)

8:30pm - 10:00pm Evening Program #2

10:15pm - Open Mic


6:45am - Walk or Yoga (TBD)

8:00am  - Aruchat Boker (Breakfast)

8:45am - 9:30am - Shacharit Options  (Morning Worship)

10:00am - 11:45am - Faculty Led Intensives #2

12:15pm - Aruchat Tzoharayim and Shira  (Lunch & Singing)  

1:30pm - 2:45pm - Faculty Led Electives #2

3:15pm – 4:30pm - Participant Led Sessions

4:30pm – 5:30pm - Free Time

5:30pm – 6:15pm - Affinity Groups, Taking the Learning Home, Next steps

6:30pm - Aruchat Erev & Shira (Dinner & Singing)

7:30pm – 10:00pm Evening Program #3 

10:30pm - Beit Café (Open Mic)    



9:00am – 9:30am - Brunch 

9:30am – 10:30am - Concluding program

10:30am – 11:30am - Ritual moment and Conclusion             

12:00pm L’hitraot  (See you soon!)

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See you in October at Shabbat Shira at OSRUI!
Save the date: 10/26/23 - 10/29/23

Sample Intensive Courses From Past Years:

Bim Bom Boom! Tot Shabbat That Rocks The House 

Songleading Within Worship: Teaching, Engaging, Agitating for Worship that Works! 

Music Theory for Songleaders 

Contemplative Prayer and the Jewish Mantra 

The Volunteer Choir: An Opportunity for Creating Sacred Community 

Positive, Powerful Prayer for K-8 

Composition Masterclass – Advanced 

Songleading Techniques

Full Bodied Prayer 

Religious School Music Teacher 101 

Composition Masterclass

Leveling the Praying Field- Worship Leading Skills

What About G!D? Wrestling with the Divine in Communal Prayer 

Songleading Master Class 

Five Brown Challahs In A WHAT???? – Early Childhood Music


Sample Elective Courses From Past Years:

New Niggunim 

Boi l’Gani - Welcome to the Garden 

Guitar Stylings 

S’u Sh’arim!  Opening the Gates to a More Celebratory Torah Service 

Breathing Life into the High Holidays  

10 Top Tips For A Successful Early Childhood Music Class

Sacred Music Circle 

Camp Repertoire

High Holiday Family Services: Music, Methods, and More!  

Sally Go Round the Sun, Sally Go Round The Moon: Using the Orff Schulwerk Approach to      

      Cultivate Musical Play in the Early Childhood Classroom 

Hallel/Holiday Repertoire 

Calibrating the Change:  How to Be a “Worship Architect” for Your Community 

Music of the March: Social Justice Music to Gather 

Songleaders: The Next Generation 


Sample Worship Options From Past Years:

Movement Ma’ariv 

(un)traditional- a voice-ful ma'ariv 

Rest and Renewal 

Play, Sing, Wiggle, Giggle, Groove, Pray

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