Let My People Sing!
August 24 @ 4:00 pm – August 27 @ 10:00 am
2023 Summer Retreat
Let My People Sing! is a cultural project expanding the ancient and transformative practice of Jewish communal singing. We gather in multi-racial, multicultural and genderful Jewish community, uplifting songs and leaders historically and ongoingly pushed to the margins. Together, we transmit and reclaim diasporic Jewish singing traditions, celebrate original music emerging from our communities, and create heart-centered gatherings where we can all be leaders and learners of song.
The Let My People Sing! Summer Retreat is a four-day gathering centered on Jewish communal singing for healing and liberation. It is structured around Shabbat and will include multiple prayer options, programming led by our fabulous lead and featured teachers, participant-led workshops, community sings, and a participatory concert on Saturday night. Together, we will sing and share an array of Jewish song traditions, inclusive of a wide range of Jewish ancestry and practices.
Whether you are excited to deepen into your musical lineage, longing to expand your voice and breadth of experience, or new to Jewish communal singing, we welcome you to join us! We see the array of Jewish songs as expansive, including but not limited to songs based on liturgical text, piyyutim (liturgical poems), nigunim (wordless melodies), Hebrew chanting, Jewish folk songs, Jewish labor songs, Jewish gospel, songs in Ladino, Yiddish, and Judeo-Arabaic, songs written by Jews, sung by Jews, and so much more. We are excited to co-create this experience with you in song and community.
The 2023 Summer retreat will have a two-step process for registration: an application and a registration form upon admission to the summer retreat.
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