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Hava Nashira 2024
Program and Schedule

May 19 - 22, 2024 | URJ Greene Family Camp, Bruceville, TX

We will have more information about the specifics of the 2024 program in the spring. Check back then for exciting content!


If you'd like to see the 2023 Intensives and Electives we offered, take a look at the buttons on the right to see the amazing offerings from both faculty and participants last year. 

Overall, the program contains:

  • Daily Tefilot (prayer experiences)

  • Course learning of about 4 to 6 hours per day: in 90 - 120 minute learning blocks, 60-75 minute workshops on diverse topics, and select tracks of multiple courses, creating relationships between learners and content, going deep on a particular area of focus

  • Evening programs of repertoire, new and old, and full group sharing of new styles and modalities

  • Participant led repertoire share

  • Late-night 'open-mic' where participants share amazing talents

  • Open free time to rest, sit with a new friend and write a song, trouble-shoot a challenging situation in your work, or just enjoy the beauty that is OSRUI's grounds

  • Hours and hours of singing!

Participants will leave with resources in the form of program and pedagogical ideas for work with children and families, strategies for thinking about worship evolution and vision setting, dynamic new ways of thinking about the music of justice and social movements, repertoire for teens, families and adults—and, more importantly, relationships with a diverse group of passionate leaders who are driven to build and lead communities of song all over the world. 

The Hava Nashira community thrives on instant singing. We often engage live in the moment without notation, but notation is sometimes offered during the program, and always shared at the conclusion of the program.  We try to model singing with communities whose members often will not have sheet music and model the best in song-leading—for worship, school, justice, and camp.  

Check out our course offerings:
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Photos by Susan Shane-Linder and Aydin Mayers

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