Mayyim Hayyim and leading voice in Jewish music, Joey Weisenberg, invite you to the 4th annual Knocking at Our Hearts. Prepare your whole self – body and soul – for the High Holidays with the transcendental power of the niggun (wordless melody).
Enjoy a community-wide song-learning workshop, space for reflection and teshuva (return, repentance), and dive into the full complexity of song.
No prior knowledge required. All songs with words will have song sheets provided.
6:30 – 7:00 Registration and tours of Mayyim Hayyim
7:00 – 8:15 Program
Location: Our program will be held across the street from Mayyim Hayyim at Temple Reyim (1860 Washington St., Newton, MA).
Registration: Registration for Knocking at Our Hearts is at capacity. Please contact Associate Director of Education, Leeza Negelev, at Education@mayyimhayyim.org or 617-244-1836 ext. 203 with any questions.
Joey Weisenberg is the creative director of Hadar’s Rising Song Institute. He is a mandolinist, guitarist, singer, and percussionist who has performed and recorded in a wide variety of musical styles. Joey has worked as the Music Director at Brooklyn’s oldest synagogue, the Kane Street Synagogue, and visits shuls and communities around the world as a musician-in-residence, in which he teaches his popular ‘Spontaneous Jewish Choir” workshops. He is the author of Building Singing Communities (2011) and award-winning The Torah of Music (2017), both published by the Hadar Institute. His CDs of original music, “Joey’s Nigunim Volumes I-VI” are available here, and his instructional videos “Table Top Rhythms for Jewish Singing” can be found online