program

Learn more about our Cohorts:

National Pilot        Boston


Each two-and-a-half year cohort will be made up of 4 or 5 cantors and 4 or 5 singer-songwriters selected based upon an application process. Each year a cantor will be paired with a singer-songwriter to work and compose together, and the pairs will share their relationship and work with their communities.

The first two years of the program will include one 3 day retreat each year in a retreat like setting, a one day retreat each year at a communal site, and 4 interactive webinars each year written by important scholars on worship, music and community. The final three day retreat will be a culmination of the work.

Sample Schedule for a Kesher Shir Retreat

Sunday
4:00 pm Opening Ritual
5:30 pm Dinner and Introductions
7:00 pm Text tudy
8:00 pm Song sharing
9:00 pm End

Monday
8:30am Tefilah
9:00 am Breakfast and text study
10:00 am Creative Time in worship pairs
12:00 pm Lunch and Check In
1:00 pm Return to composition pairs
3:00-3:45 pm Break
4:00 pm Sharing pairing work
5:30 – 6:30 Mincha/Ma’ariv
7:00 or 7:30 Dinner and Socialization, singing

Tuesday
9:00 am Breakfast and text study
10:00 am Visioning Exercise – what’s next , how does group want to work?
11:00 am Break out to compose again
12:30 pm Lunch
1:15 pm Final Sharing
2:30 pm Closing Ritual