Sha"tz Fellowship

Fellowship
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Online
Date
-
Cost
Free

The Hadar Sha"tz Fellowship is an 8 month program for shelihei tzibbur (prayer leaders) to hone their skills, deepen their practice, and elevate their impact in their prayer communities - carrying the sacred responsibility of serving as messengers from and to their communities. Over the course of 8 months, fellows will convene regularly online with Rabbi Deborah Sacks Mintz and guest faculty for a deep dive into the art of cultivating empowered communities of tefilah and song through skill-building, text study, and musical exploration. Alongside these peer-driven cohort sessions, fellows will receive 1:1 mentoring from Hadar faculty and facilitators. The fellows will also gather for in-person focused time together at Hadar’s Rising Song Intensive in NYC in December 2023.

All for whom prayer leadership in their community is a core component of their Jewish identity and orientation to Jewish community are encouraged to apply. Candidates should be currently actively serving as communal Jewish prayer leaders on a regular basis. Candidates may serve as prayer leaders in either professional or lay capacities. 

Applications are due by June 12, 2023. 

Over the course of 8 months, fellows will convene regularly on zoom with Rabbi Deborah Sacks Mintz and guest faculty for skill-building, text study, musical exploration, and a deep dive into the art of building empowered communities of tefillah and song. Fellows will be paired with a havruta for ongoing accountability. Alongside these peer-driven cohort sessions and havruta learning opportunities, fellows will receive 1:1 mentoring from Hadar faculty and facilitators. The fellows will also gather in-person partway through the fellowship for focused time together at Hadar’s Rising Song Intensive in NYC.

Fellows will also have a monthly 1:1 session with a faculty mentor and bi-monthly check-ins with their assigned havruta.

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Opening

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Online Session

Fellowship Gathering & Hadar's Rising Song Intenisve

Fellowship Gathering & Hadar's Rising Song Intenisve

Fellowship Gathering & Hadar's Rising Song Intenisve

Fellowship Gathering & Hadar's Rising Song Intensive

Fellowship Gathering & Hadar's Rising Song Intenisve

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Online Session

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Online Session

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Online Session

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Online Session

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Online Session

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Closing

Rabbi Deborah Sacks Mintz

Rabbi Deborah Sacks Mintz serves the Hadar Institute as Director of Tefillah and Music. An educator, facilitator, and composer, she has collaborated on over two dozen albums of new Jewish music through Rising Song and beyond, including two albums of her own original music: The Narrow and the Expanse (2020) an Yetzira (2023).

All for whom prayer leadership in their community is a core component of their Jewish identity and orientation to Jewish community are encouraged to apply.  Candidates should be currently actively serving as communal Jewish prayer leaders on a regular basis. Candidates may serve as prayer leaders in either professional or lay capacities. 

The application form contains three elements:

  • Short (300 word max) responses to five questions about the applicant’s prayer leading experiences
  • A 2-5 minute video of the applicant leading a prayer service of their choice
  • A reference/recommendation from a member of the prayer community the applicant serves 

Applications are due by June 12, 2023. Applicants will be notified of their application status in mid-August.

Reach out to us at [email protected] for more information.

Overview

The Hadar Sha"tz Fellowship is an 8 month program for shelihei tzibbur (prayer leaders) to hone their skills, deepen their practice, and elevate their impact in their prayer communities - carrying the sacred responsibility of serving as messengers from and to their communities. Over the course of 8 months, fellows will convene regularly online with Rabbi Deborah Sacks Mintz and guest faculty for a deep dive into the art of cultivating empowered communities of tefilah and song through skill-building, text study, and musical exploration. Alongside these peer-driven cohort sessions, fellows will receive 1:1 mentoring from Hadar faculty and facilitators. The fellows will also gather for in-person focused time together at Hadar’s Rising Song Intensive in NYC in December 2023.

All for whom prayer leadership in their community is a core component of their Jewish identity and orientation to Jewish community are encouraged to apply. Candidates should be currently actively serving as communal Jewish prayer leaders on a regular basis. Candidates may serve as prayer leaders in either professional or lay capacities. 

Applications are due by June 12, 2023. 

Schedule

Over the course of 8 months, fellows will convene regularly on zoom with Rabbi Deborah Sacks Mintz and guest faculty for skill-building, text study, musical exploration, and a deep dive into the art of building empowered communities of tefillah and song. Fellows will be paired with a havruta for ongoing accountability. Alongside these peer-driven cohort sessions and havruta learning opportunities, fellows will receive 1:1 mentoring from Hadar faculty and facilitators. The fellows will also gather in-person partway through the fellowship for focused time together at Hadar’s Rising Song Intensive in NYC.

Fellows will also have a monthly 1:1 session with a faculty mentor and bi-monthly check-ins with their assigned havruta.

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Opening

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Online Session

Fellowship Gathering & Hadar's Rising Song Intenisve

Fellowship Gathering & Hadar's Rising Song Intenisve

Fellowship Gathering & Hadar's Rising Song Intenisve

Fellowship Gathering & Hadar's Rising Song Intensive

Fellowship Gathering & Hadar's Rising Song Intenisve

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Online Session

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Online Session

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Online Session

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Online Session

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Online Session

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Closing

Faculty

Rabbi Deborah Sacks Mintz

Rabbi Deborah Sacks Mintz serves the Hadar Institute as Director of Tefillah and Music. An educator, facilitator, and composer, she has collaborated on over two dozen albums of new Jewish music through Rising Song and beyond, including two albums of her own original music: The Narrow and the Expanse (2020) an Yetzira (2023).

FAQs

All for whom prayer leadership in their community is a core component of their Jewish identity and orientation to Jewish community are encouraged to apply.  Candidates should be currently actively serving as communal Jewish prayer leaders on a regular basis. Candidates may serve as prayer leaders in either professional or lay capacities. 

The application form contains three elements:

  • Short (300 word max) responses to five questions about the applicant’s prayer leading experiences
  • A 2-5 minute video of the applicant leading a prayer service of their choice
  • A reference/recommendation from a member of the prayer community the applicant serves 

Applications are due by June 12, 2023. Applicants will be notified of their application status in mid-August.

Reach out to us at [email protected] for more information.