Are You Coming Back? - A Personal Conversation About The Jewish Future With Joey Weisenberg

Episode 291 · January 11th, 2021 · 1 hr 1 min

About this Episode

In this wide ranging conversation Rabbi Cantor Hillary Chorny talks with Joey Weisenberg. A virtuosic multi-instrumental musician, singer, and composer, Joey has devoted himself to opening up the sounds of people singing together in community. The founder and director of Hadar’s Rising Song Institute, which aims to cultivate the grassroots musical-spiritual creativity of the Jewish people, Joey works to educate and train communities around the world to unlock their musical-spiritual potential and make music a vibrant, joy-filled force in Jewish life.

Joey is the author of Building Singing Communities, a practical guide to bringing people together in song, as well as The Torah of Music, a treasury of Jewish teachings and insights about the spiritual nature of music, which received the National Jewish Book Award in 2017.

A devoted student and teacher of ancient and traditional Jewish melodies, Joey also composes new nigunim that have moved and inspired Jews around the world. He has released seven albums with the Hadar Ensemble, most recently Nigunim Vol. VII: Songs of Ascent (2019).