NYC LET MY PEOPLE SING! SHABBATON
March 17 - 18, 2017 / B'nai Jeshurun, 257 W 88th Street, New York, NY
SINGING FOR COURAGE: A LET MY PEOPLE SING! PARTICIPATORY CONCERT
Saturday, March 18th 8 - 10pm
The participatory concert featured Cantor Ari Priven and Arielle Rosenberg ( BJ), Daphna Mor (Beineinu), Cantor George Mordecai (Temple Israel Center), Rabbi Jessica Kate Meyer (Romemu), and the Let My People Sing! Organizing Team with BJ and Beinenu musicians Saskia Lane, Dan Nadel and Rich Stein.
Friday, March 17th, 2017
4 - 5:30pm: Check in
5:30 - 6:30pm: Welcome to Let My People Sing!
6:30 - 7pm: Candle Lighting (on your own) / niggun singing
7 - 8:30pm: Kaballat Shabbat / Ma'ariv
8:30 - 10pm: Dinner (provided)
Saturday, March 18th, 2017
8:45am - 9:30am: Hashanah la Tefillah (Preparing for Prayer)
9:30am - 12:30pm: Davening + Movement Option (9:30am yoga)
12:30 - 1:30pm: Lunch (provided)
1:30 - 2:30pm: Session 1
2:45 - 3:45pm: Session 2
3:45 - 4:15pm: Snack (provided)
4:15- 5:15pm: Session 3
5:30 - 6:30pm: Community Sing
6:30 - 7pm: Closing
7 - 8pm: Break / dinner on your own
8:00 - 10:00pm: Havdallah & Participatory Concert
Why song? Why now?
We are in a time that calls on us, more than ever, to guard our morale, build resilient communities, and show up for one another; to learn the sacred roots of our traditions and creatively rework them in response to the needs of today. Singing is a place of refuge and a practice of communal interdependence. We come together to sing for medicine, for healing, for spiritual nourishment that can sustain us for the long haul. We sing in resistance to the forces of hatred, greed, and oppression that will cast a shadow over the years to come. We sing to remind one another: we are alive, we are strong, we are together, we will survive.