Please join us for this Shabbat, Artist in Residence Weekend, featuring Josh Warshawsky, as we explore new and exciting ways to allow Jewish Prayer and Music to enhance our daily lives. Josh will be leading us in tefillot, joining us for Shabbat meals and performing a concert of his newest and most innovative music to give us a glimpse of the future. There will be opportunities to meet, sing and pray with Josh in all of the schools, and throughout this musical weekend.
Josh Warshawsky is currently in Rabbinical school at the Ziegler school of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles, and will be ordained in May 2019. Before starting school, he worked for three years as the artist-in-residence and music specialist at Temple Beth Am and Pressman Academy in Los Angeles, CA, where he brought new musical energy to children and adults of all ages. He is a graduate of Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary (List College) with BAs in Religion, Talmud and Rabbinics.
Originally from Chicago, Josh Warshawsky is a graduate of Solomon Schechter and the Rochelle Zell Jewish High School. He has shared his original melodies with Jewish communities throughout the US and Canada. In 2013 he completed a 5-song EP of original Jewish melodies. This was followed in November, 2015 by his first full-length album, “Mah Rabu”, both of which can be found on iTunes. “Mah Rabu”, features such hits as “Mah Rabu”, “Kol B’Ramah”, and “V’ahavta”, which can be heard at Ramah and URJ summer camps as well as at NFTY and USY conventions across the country. This past May he recorded a live album of 11 new melodies for prayer and communal singing, which was recently released.
For the past four years, Josh has served on the faculty of Songleader Boot Camp, where he helped to create a special track to bring together Ramah songleaders. This past year he piloted and ran the first ever Ramah-SLBC Shabbaton. Josh spends his summers in residency teaching and sharing music and Tefillah at Ramah camps across the country including Ramah in Wisconsin, Ramah Nyack, Ramah in Northern California, Ramah California in Ojai, Ramah Poconos, and Ramah in the Berkshires.
Friday Night, December 14 Shir Shabbat at 6 p.m. | Preceded by wine & cheese at 5:30 p.m. Josh will be leading our ShirShabbat together with members of our band. This will be another opportunity to pray together with a festive and upbeat musical service designed for families and all generations of Chizuk members.
Shabbat Dinner with Zemirot (songs after) $18/Adult (Ages 13+) | $12/child (Ages 4-12) | Children 3 and under Free | $50/Family Max. ( 2 adults/ 2 children)
Prior RSVP Required.
Shabbat Morning, Saturday, December 15, 9:15 a.m.
Kiddush Lunch Following Services. Following the lunch, we will do some Camp Ramah style Shabbat singing with fun for everyone.
Saturday Night, December 15, 4:30 p.m. Seudah Shlishit, Havdalah and musical Kumsitz– Please join us for a light meal, followed by singing, Havdalah, and more singing. This will be appropriate for all ages, but especially for those who love and connect to Jewish music.
Sponsored in part by the Phyllis and Leonard Attman music fund