Rabbi Deborah Sacks Mintz
An educator, practitioner, and facilitator of Jewish communal music, Rabbi Deborah Sacks Mintz supports those seeking to deepen a practice of empowered song and connective prayer - with curiosity, skill, and heart. Through workshops, song-circles, and tefila experiences, Deborah strives to use song as a tool in the process of unearthing the grassroots creative spirituality of the Jewish and global people.
As a performer and composer, Deborah deeply treasures the process of artistic partnership; in addition to collaborating on over two dozen albums with a diverse array of voices in the Jewish soundscape, Deborah released her first album of original spiritual music, The Narrow and the Expanse, in 2020 and is currently working on her second, to be released summer 2023. Beloved ongoing artistic projects include Joey Weisenberg’s Hadar Ensemble, Rabbi Josh Warshawsky’s Chaverai Nevarech, and New Moon Rising with Elana Arian and Chava Mirel.
Deborah serves the Hadar Institute as their Director of Tefillah and Music. She received rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary, and holds degrees in music and religious anthropology from the University of Michigan.