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12:30 pm - Lunch & Learn Musical Workshop with Rabbi Deborah Sacks Mintz

February 10 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

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Register now on the Shir Hadash website! Our musical workshop will be a dynamic exploration of the power of music in expressing the depth of human emotional, and in expressing the experiences of the Jewish people!


Today’s lunch will be delicious! Register now for: Falafel, Pita, Tzatziki, Babaganoush, Beets & Carrots Salad, Pickles & Peppers, Eggplant Ragout, and Sumac Cauliflower.


Singing through the Sea, Lamenting at the River: Song Narratives in Tanakh: How has music expressed both power and joy, suffering and loss, throughout the narrative of the Jewish people? Where do we see our own experiences embedded within these stories? We’ll explore two key Biblical narratives centering the outpouring of song – building out our own continued stories of powerful prayer from within.

An educator, practitioner, and facilitator of Jewish communal music, Rabbi Deborah Sacks Mintz  serves the Hadar Institute as their Director of Tefillah and Music, supporting those who seek to deepen, sharpen, and unlock their practice of empowered song and tefilahBoth within the beit midrash and out in the community, Deborah strives to interweave song and Torah as integrated tools in the process of unearthing the grassroots creative spirituality of the Jewish and global people.

As a performer and composer, Deborah treasures the process of artistic partnership; through her work on the founding team of the Rising Song Institute, she has collaborated on over two dozen albums with a diverse array of voices in the Jewish soundscape, including two albums of her own original spiritual music, The Narrow and the Expanse (2020) and Yetzira (2023).

Deborah received rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary where she also earned her masters in women and gender studies, and holds degrees in music and religious anthropology from the University of Michigan.

Learn more about Deborah’s work at www.deborahsacksmintz.com

Rabbi Deborah Sacks Mintz is joining us through the MacKintosh Visiting Musical Artist Endowment. John Mackintosh and his husband Jerry Marks joined Shir Hadash in 1998. John was an active member of our choir, led many of our Shir Shabbat Services and was a part of the finance committee. Sadly, John passed away in 2005 and in 2020, Jerry gifted the congregation this endowment in John’s name. A fitting tribute to someone who enjoyed the gift of Jewish music.

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Los Gatos, CA 95032
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