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Shabbaton Programs

2019 Josh Warshawsky Artist in Residence Shabbaton, February 8-9

Join BZBI in welcoming song leader Josh Warshawsky, a favorite at Ramah camps nationwide, who will share his original melodies and teach about the power of music in prayer. We will welcome Shabbat with a community dinner, learn and pray with Josh on Shabbat morning, and celebrate Havdalah with a concert open to the entire community!

We hope you will be a part of our multigenerational community for this celebration of Shabbat with music and worship

Josh Warshawsky is a nationally touring Jewish musician. Originally from Chicago, Josh has shared his original melodies with Jewish communities throughout the US, Canada, the UK, and Israel. He has released three albums of Jewish music. The newest album, “Chaverai Nevarech,” was released in November 2018. Josh spends his weekdays in rabbinical school at the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles, and his weekends traveling to Jewish communities across the country sharing music and prayer. Josh has spent the past 18 summers at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin, and the last five summers teaching and performing at Ramah camps across the country. Learn more about Josh Warshawsky and his music on his website.

Shabbaton Schedule

9:00 AM: Special pre-Shabbat concert with Josh for families in our Early Childhood Program.
6:00 PM-9:00 PM: Ramah-style Kabbalat Shabbat service followed by a Community Shabbat dinner, complete with zm’irot (Shabbat songs) and bentsching (blessings after the meal) led by Josh.

Shabbat Morning:
During Shabbat morning, Josh will join us in the Sanctuary, giving a D’var Torah and leading musaf. Our students will enjoy this special programming:

10:00 AM-11:00 AM: Asefa & Junior Congregation with Josh
11:00 AM-12:00 PM: ShabbaTeeny with Elana Rivel, Director of Ramah Day Camp, a Ramah style service for children 0-4 years old and their grown ups, featuring stories, songs, snacks, and friendship!
11:00 AM: Teaching Torah to Teens: Teens are invited to listen to Josh’s  D’var Torah and discuss it together with Rabbi Abe.

Saturday Evening:
5:30 PM: Family Program, with special experiences for our Youth & Family community and Early Childhood families.
6:00 PM: Light Family Dinner
6:30 PM: Communal Havdalah
7:00 PM: Josh Warshawsky in Concert

This  Shabbaton is co-sponsored by the BZBI Sisterhood; Gesher Ramah, a program of the National Ramah Commission supported by generous funding from the AVI CHAI  Foundation; the Youth & Family PTA and the BZBI Early Childhood Education Program.