Rosh Hashanah with Hadar’s Rising Song Institute & Adamah

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This Rosh Hashanah, gather with family and friends at the Pearlstone Jewish Retreat Center in Baltimore for a transformative musical new year and shabbat experience, featuring three days of song-filled traditional egalitarian davening, vibrant community, delicious and health-conscious kosher food, and ample outdoor farm space for kids and families to enjoy the changing autumn season.

Acclaimed singer, composer and multi-instrumental musician of Hadar’s Rising Song Institute, Joey Weisenberg brings ancient and traditional melodies along with his original nigunim to infuse the holiday with the sacred soundscapes of Rosh Hashanah and help participants unlock their spiritual and musical potential this new year. The davening led by Joey Weisenberg, R. Aviva Richman, and R. Elie Kaunfer will be complemented by profound divrei Torah and inspiring classes from the Rising Song and Adamah team and our special guest speakers.

Faculty Bio

Joey Weisenberg
Joey Weisenberg

Joey Weisenberg is the founder and director of Hadar’s Rising Song Institute. He 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. Joey has released eight albums of original music, most recently L’eila, available on Rising Song Records.

Rabbi Aviva Richman
Rabbi Aviva Richman

Rabbi Aviva Richman is Rosh Yeshiva at Hadar. She was ordained by R. Daniel Landes and has a doctorate from New York University in Talmud. R. Richman also studied in the Pardes Kollel and the Drisha Scholars’ Circle.

Rabbi Elie Kaunfer
Rabbi Elie Kaunfer

Rabbi Elie Kaunfer ​​is President and CEO of Hadar. He received semikhah from his longtime teacher, R. Daniel Landes, and is currently completing a book on the weekday Amidah. He received a doctorate in liturgy from the Jewish Theological Seminary, where he was also ordained, and is a graduate of Harvard College.

Jakir Manela

Adamah’s Chief Executive Officer Jakir Manela, a recognized leader in the Jewish sustainability movement, was trained as a Teva educator, established Kayam Farm at Pearlstone in 2007, and served as the Executive Director of Pearlstone and as a Hazon board member for nine years. In 2022, he became the CEO of Hazon-Pearlstone, leading the merger into Adamah. Jakir is deeply inspired by Adamah’s amazing team and holy work happening every day. He lives just up the road from Pearlstone with his family, coaches youth sports, and loves night hikes and campfires.

Yoni Stadlin

Adamah’s Chief Program Officer, Yoni Stadlin served from 2008-2021 as founding director of Eden Village Camp, the Jewish environmental sleepaway camp. Yoni’s recognitions include the Covenant Foundation’s Pomegranate Prize and Jewish Week’s “36 under 36”, and he holds an MA in Informal Jewish Education from JTS. He has traveled extensively as an environmental educator and activist. Yoni lives in Philadelphia with his wife and two children.