Sing Unto God presents
Save the Date! May 22nd-25th, 2022 at Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
We are regularly monitoring the situation with COVID-19 as we move closer to opening registration in March. While we are hoping for an on-site event at camp and are planning toward that goal, we are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our participants, staff, and faculty.
Should we choose to run a solely online program, it will be on the same dates. Either way, we will be sure to communicate all of the necessary protocols we will be taking to create a successful and safe gathering.
The mission of the conference, now in its 30th year, is to teach best principles, techniques and repertoire for songleading in communal spaces and creating dynamic, inclusive, and forward thinking worship. Participants learn how to craft meaningful music and worship for praying communities, curate and present music for religious school and early childhood programs, lead camps and informal music spaces, 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.
As Hava Nashira is committed to building on the gifts and legacies of what has come before, as well as exploring the newest ideas in gathering for song and prayer, we will continue to reflect upon the challenging and creative experiences of these past years in pandemic lock-down, and consider what it means to create sacred communities in a variety of spaces and modalities. Our on-site conference will provide the much needed space to hear resonant voices building together in spirited song, as well as allow us to continue to challenge what it means to be a radically inclusive liberal Jewish community.
We are grateful for the vision and legacy of the URJ, Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI), Debbie Friedman and Cantor Jeff Klepper, who had the vision to create a songleading training ground. Sing Unto God is proud to carry on their vision, featuring the same management team that has run this special event for the last several years, while pointing our community toward tomorrow by incorporating and celebrating new ideas and voices.
Stay tuned for registration details!
Photos by Susan Shane-Linder and Aydin Mayers