Hadar's High Holidays Training Initiative

There is still time to prepare for the High Holidays! Here's how to get involved:

  • Subscribe to Joey Weisenberg's Master Classes in Jewish Song.
  • Watch the videos of Joey's three popular live webinars on the High Holidays.
  • Join just for the High Holidays or stay on for Joey's year-round series of live webinars on nignunimnusach & davening artistry.
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Register for $18 per month, and get access to:

Master Classes

Access to 100+ videos in Joey's High Holiday master classes, as well as hundreds more on nigunim, nusach, davening artistry, and more. To see all the master classes, click here.

 

High Holidays Webinars

Archived recordings of Joey's popular live webinars on the High Holidays from June, July, and August 2020, exploring the material even more deeply and answering questions from participants.

Live Webinars Every Month

If you choose to remain a subscriber after the High Holidays, Joey will be conducting monthly live webinars on nigunimnusach, and davening artistry with even more in the works!

"High Holiday Nusach and Nigun" Overview

 

FAQ

Yes! Whether you are a davening expert or a newbie to prayer leadership, this program is for anyone who is interested in becoming (more) familiar with the High Holidays liturgy and leading Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur services in any setting.  Included are videos for advanced practitioners (“Davening Artistry”)  as well as for relative beginners (“Ba’al Tfila Basics”). In order to get the most out of these trainings, folks should at least feel comfortable reading the text of the siddur.

Through learning the nusach in these videos—and, crucially, by trying them in real life!—you can become a High Holiday prayer leader in your community or in the privacy of your home. 

You will learn all of the major liturgy for Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur, and be able to lead any of these services at a synagogue or prayer gathering of any size. Through Joey's teachings in this series, you will develop the aesthetic and spiritual sensitivity to both lead and step out of the way, empowering diverse groups of people to lift and transform their prayers into powerful, collective song.

  1. Nusach Roadmap (6 videos)
    1. Understand the arc of prayer from an aesthetic, spiritual and energetic point of view. Consider how to bring everyone into the prayer experience. 
  2. Pesukei D'Zimrah for Rosh HaShanah (3 videos)
    1. Warming up the atmosphere for a big day of davening. Learn to move swiftly through a lot of material. 
  3. Shacharit for Rosh HaShanah (17 videos)
    1. While it begins with a lot of familiar material, Rosh HaShanah Shacharit includes many special piyyutim and the iconic shofar calling. 
  4. Musaf for Rosh HaShanah (32 videos)
    1. Divided into four subsections, learn the choreography and liturgy of the epic Rosh HaShanah Musaf service, which includes shofar blasts.  
  5. Yizkor (2 videos)
    1. A memorial service where the leader's role is to stay out of the way, allowing those who have lost loved ones to deeply remember. 
  6. Kol Nidre (29 videos)
    1. Slichot, Avinu Malkeinu, Vidui and other elements that reappear throughout the day are included here, the opening service of Yom Kippur. 
  7. Yom Kippur Morning (3 videos)
    1. Review the Pesukei D'Zimrah and Shacharit services for Yom Kippur, which is very similar to  Rosh HaShanah but includes additional piyyutim. 
  8. Musaf for Yom Kippur (12 videos)
    1. Master the Musaf service for Yom Kippur, which is very similar to Rosh HaShanah but includes the unique and extensive Avodah service. 
  9. Mincha for Yom Kippur (1 video)
    1. If you have led the other High Holiday services, this one is easy. The trick is moving through it quickly. Learn how to get it done. 
  10. Neilah! (11 videos)
    1. The closing of the gates, the final service of Yom Kippur is urgent and powerful. Clock is ticking. Maintain the ruach of this epic day. 
  11. Modes & Scales of Nusach Asheknaz in America (6 videos)
    1. Learning the scales and modes associated with the predominant nusach in America. Fundamentals of music theory as it relates to Jewish prayer.

Of course! Send us an email and we'll add you to the program, no extra charge: [email protected]

Become a High Holiday prayer leader!

Course Outline

Rosh HaShanah Pesukei D'Zimrah

Warming up the atmosphere for a big day of davening. Learn to move swiftly through a lot of material. (3 videos)

Rosh HaShanah Shacharit

While it begins with a lot of familiar material, Rosh HaShanah Shacharit includes many special piyyutim and the iconic shofar calling. (17 videos)

Rosh HaShanah Musaf

Divided into four subsections, learn the choreography and liturgy of the epic Rosh HaShanah Musaf service, which includes shofar blasts.  (32 videos)

Yizkor

A memorial service where the leader's role is to stay out of the way, allowing those who have lost loved ones to deeply remember. (2 videos)

Kol Nidre

Slichot, Avinu Malkeinu, Vidui and other elements that reappear throughout the day are included here, the opening service of Yom Kippur. (29 videos)

Yom Kippur Morning

Review the Pesukei D'Zimrah and Shacharit services for Yom Kippur, which is very similar to  Rosh HaShanah but includes additional piyyutim. (3 videos)

Yom Kippur Musaf

Master the Musaf service for Yom Kippur, which is very similar to Rosh HaShanah but includes the unique and extensive Avodah service. (12 videos)

Yom Kippur Mincha

If you have led the other High Holiday services, this one is easy. The trick is moving through it quickly. Learn how to get it done. (1 video)

Neilah!

The closing of the gates, the final service of Yom Kippur is urgent and powerful. Clock is ticking. Maintain the ruach of this epic day. (11 videos)

BONUS SESSIONS:

Nusach Roadmap

Understand the arc of prayer from an aesthetic, spiritual and energetic point of view. Consider how to bring everyone into the prayer experience. (6 videos)

Modes of Nusach Ashkenaz

Learning the scales and modes associated with the predominant nusach in America. Fundamentals of music theory as it relates to Jewish prayer. (6 videos)

Sample video from the High Holidays Nusach series...

 

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