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Shabbat with Deborah Sacks Mintz

Friday, December 10, 2021 6 Tevet 5782

All Day for 2 Days7701 Maryland Ave
Join us at Kol Rinah for a weekend of Singing
led by Deborah Sacks Mintz
December 10–12

Friday Evening, December 10 (Register to attend in person)
(With livestreaming)
7:00 pm Musical Kabbalat Shabbat and Ma’ariv Led by Deborah
Sacks Mintz, with Rabbis Arnow & Shafrin and Karen Kern
8:15 pm Oneg Shabbat and Learning Boi Kallah, Shabbat HaMalka: Singing in the Divine Shabbat is characterized by the call to sink into oneg - delight - through delicious food, prayer and study, and joyful song. Through an exploration of singing as a spiritual practice, we’ll deepen our connection to the ritual of raising our voices together, connecting to melodies and texts, new and old.

Saturday Morning, December 11 (Register to attend in person)
(With livestreaming)
9:30 am Shabbat Morning Service 
Deborah will lead the community in spirited davening, teaching new melodies along the way.
3:30 pm Mincha (Register to attend in person)
4:00 pm Singing at the Sea, Lamenting by the River How has music expressed both power and joy, and suffering and loss, throughout the Jewish people’s narrative? Where do we see our own experiences embedded within these stories? In this text-based class, we’ll explore two key Biblical narratives centering the outpouring of song - punctuating our own learning with moments of melody and mindfulness.
5:15 pm Ma’ariv
5:30 pm Musical Havdalah and Melava Malka
Close out Shabbat together in song; we’ll sing wordless nigunim old and new, as we raise our voices as one to bid farewell to Shabbat and usher in the week ahead, beginning with havdalah.

Sunday Morning, December 12
Deborah will join our students at KoREH Religious School

Deborah Sacks Mintz is an educator, practitioner, and facilitator of Jewish communal music. Through workshops, song-circles, and tefila experiences, Deborah supports communities and individuals who seek to deepen their practice of empowered
song and connective prayer. As a performer and composer, Deborah brings her passion for community-building to her artistic partnerships; in addition to collaborating on over two dozen albums with a diverse array of voices in the Jewish soundscape, Deborah released her debut album of original spiritual music, The Narrow and the Expanse, in 2020. A Wexner Graduate Fellow, Deborah is pursuing rabbinic ordination at the Jewish Theological Seminary,  and holds degrees in music and religious anthropology from the University of Michigan, and currently serves as faculty at Hadar’s Rising Song Institute.
Learn more about Deborah’s work at

Generously sponsored by the Irvin and Dolores Rubin Music Fund and the Sara and Leo Wolf Adult Education Fund

Required: Vaccination or a negative covid test within 36 hours of Shabbat

RSVP online at or Kol Rinah office 314.727.1747 by December 9, 2021

Kol Rinah • 7701 Maryland Ave. • St. Louis, MO 63105
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