DEBORAH SACKS MINTZ

ABOUT DEBORAH

An educator, practitioner, and facilitator of Jewish communal music, Deborah, supports communities and individuals who seek to deepen their practice of empowered song and connective prayer - with curiosity, skill, and heart. Through workshops, song-circles, and tefila experiences, Deborah strives to use song as a tool in the process of unearthing the grassroots creative spirituality of the Jewish and global people.

 

As a performer and composer, Deborah brings this 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 candidate for rabbinic ordination, Deborah serves Hadar’s Rising Song Institute as an artist, consultant, and teacher.

 

THE NARROW AND THE EXPANSE
RISING SONG RECORDS, 2020

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The Narrow and The Expanse

Deborah Sacks Mintz and the Hadar Ensemble

Rising Song Records

Deborah offers a collection of songs written for moments of introspection and elation, joy and brokenness, communal singing and heart-opening prayer. These songs employ both traditional texts and the meditative practice of the nigun—the wordless melody—to search for access to that which we may struggle to seek. 

 

Min Hameitzar

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Makom Bina

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Dodi Li

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Lecha Dodi - Awakening Nigun

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Eli Atah - Nigun Nadav

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Barkhi Nafshi - Nigun Gevura

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Pitchu Li

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Ramzor Nigun

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MUSICAL COLLABORATIONS

Known for her lush vocals, sensitive harmonies, and a joyful, collaborative spirit equal parts curious and courageous, Deborah is a sought-after session singer for records across North America and beyond. Beloved ongoing projects include Joey Weisenberg's Hadar Ensemble, Rabbi Josh Warshawsky's Chaverai Nevarech, and New Moon Rising with Elana Arian and Chava Mirel.

Deborah is an amazing singer, composer, spiritual leader, and collaborator who brings her creative energy to the Jewish soundscape.  A skilled leader, harmonizer, and listener, she and her music shine both in and out of the spotlight. With her rich vocals and sensitive musicality, Deborah elevates and shapes each musical moment with intention, leadership, and care.

Joey Weisenberg

Founder and Director, Hadar’s Rising Song Institute

Explore some of these beautiful records below - a sampling of Deborah's collaborative artistic community!

 
 

WORKSHOPS

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Whether you are a lay leader or professional, song-facilitator or participant, Deborah will partner with you in exploring and deepening the skill set of empowered prayer and connective communal song through her dynamic and innovative workshops. She frequently runs davening training cohorts through the Hadar Institute, as well as independently for communities across the denominational spectrum. Feel free to reach out using the contact form to learn more!

As a workshop facilitator, Deborah creates a safe space in which failure feels like an opportunity to grow. She takes the time to learn from each of her students, and encourages them to share. Deborah has the ability to find a balance in gently holding space and empowering participants to feel confident in sharing music or Torah, regardless of their background. As she holds a wealth of knowledge in both rabbinic & musical study, Deborah is incredibly gifted at simplifying challenging information to a size that feels digestible, without making her students feel inadequate, nor losing any of the nutrients of the topic. She possesses humor, grace, and the ability to welcome anyone with warmth and meet them where they are - all of which allow her to be a great educator and musician.  

 

Aleya Schwartz

Prayer Leadership Workshop participant

 

CALENDAR

January 19 and 26, 2022 / The Torah of Music, CSP's Scholar Series with Hadar / Orange County, CA (Zoom)

February 11th-13th, 2022 / Kol Tefila Shabbaton and Concert / Los Angeles, CA

February 24th-27th, 2022 / Scholar-in-Residence, Hebrew Educational Alliance / Denver, CO

March 3-6, 2022 / Scholar-in-Residence, Beth Israel Congregation / Ann Arbor, MI

March 20, 2022 / Concert with Rabbi Josh Warshawsky, Temple Aliyah / Needham, MA

March 25-27, 2022 / Scholar-in-Residence / Congregation Har Shalom, Potomac MD

September 29-October 9       High Holiday Shaliach Tzibbur, B'nai Jeshurun                    New York NY

December 9                           Joey Weisenberg and the Hadar Ensemble in Concert           Boston, MA

 

BRING DEBORAH TO YOUR COMMUNITY

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Deborah would be delighted to join your community! Options include:

  •  a Shabbaton of songful, empowered prayer and learning

  •  an uplifting, participatory concert

  •  a workshop elevating and deepening the leadership and practice of prayer

Please reach out through the contact form below and share a bit more about what you are hoping to experience, learn, and explore!

 

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