Deborah Sacks Mintz’s Debut Spiritual Music Album: An Invitation for Support

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I am thrilled to share that I will be recording my debut album of spiritual music this coming January, to be produced by Hadar’s Rising Song Institute!

A collection of original wordless nigunim and settings of selections from the wealth of traditional Jewish texts, this music is the product of  the past decade, learning, living, and teaching in communities around North America and Israel: in shuls from the Deep South to the Midwest, batei midrash from New York City to Jerusalem, to the beaches of Tel Aviv and Miami and the mountains of Colorado and California. It is a journey that I have been so lucky to travel, and a path I am blessed to continue taking. The music is inspired by the moments of communal gathering and music-making that have been the cornerstone of my own Jewish identity, inspired by my teachers and friends, mentors and co-collaborators. It is therefore, designed for shtiebels and living rooms, sanctuaries and social halls, and wherever else one finds moments for communal song and prayer.

I will be recording this album live at the Germantown Jewish Centre in Philadelphia, home of Hadar’s Rising Song Institute, where I am privileged to serve as a member of the faculty. I am grateful that my mentor and friend, Joey Weisenberg will be producing this album. We’ll be joined by a team of phenomenal musicians, including many of my creative partners from the Hadar  Ensemble and a roster of incredible vocalists from around the country.

Just as communal music only comes to fruition by the voices of those who raise it up, producing this album will only be possible with the generous support of others. This support goes toward the myriad of expenses involved in professionally recording and producing music, such as musician fees, travel and lodging; equipment and technical costs; production and distribution. Any funds raised beyond the budget of this particular project will support Hadar’s Rising Song Institute in developing new music, artists and leaders, and investing in the future of singing communities. I would be grateful for any amount you can contribute towards my dream of bringing this music to the world, celebrating the power of holy communal music.

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"Mazal tov and best wishes!"
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"B'hatzlachah on this next stage of your journey--may you continue to bring more light and music into this world!"
2019-11-27
Aleya Schwartz
"Excited to support you on this journey & to hear the beautiful music you have crafted and created over the past few years!"
2019-11-26
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"Excited to hear!"
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"We are so excited, Deb! Lots of luck and success!"
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Cantor Vera Broekhuysen
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"Deborah's music has been spiritual food for me and my community for a long time, and I am so excited for this new offering!"
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"Grateful to you for sharing your music with the world."
2019-11-23
Cantor Janet Roth
"Thank you for sharing your music!"
2019-11-23
Jackson Mercer
"It is a blessing to be able to help elevate one of the most thoughtful and creative leaders I know. I feel so fortunate to have such a friend, mentor, and chaverutah to look to for inspiration and guidance."
2019-11-23
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Deborah Sacks Mintz’s Debut Spiritual Music Album: An Invitation for Support

$5,018   raised
GOAL: $15,000

83 days to go

50

 Donors

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Deborah Sacks Mintz
NY, USA

A musician, educator, and facilitator of communal prayer, Deborah Sacks Mintz has served innovative institutions around the country as a teacher of Torah and communal Jewish music. As a faculty member and consultant at Hadar’s Rising Song Institute, Deborah serves as a resource to communities across North America and beyond who seek to deepen their practice of empowered song and connective prayer. A composer of new Jewish music, Deborah can be found regularly performing and recording with a wide range of artists and ensembles in the Jewish music scene. Deborah is pursuing rabbinical ordination at the Jewish Theological Seminary as a Wexner Graduate Fellow, and holds degrees in music and religious anthropology from the University of Michigan. Prior to starting her rabbinical studies, Deborah spent nearly a decade working full-time in Jewish experiential education at the Neve Hannah Children’s home in southern Israel, Congregation Beth Elohim in Brooklyn, the Brandeis Collegiate Institute in Los Angeles, and Congregation Shir Chadash in New Orleans. Deborah currently serves as a Marshall T. Meyer Rabbinic Fellow at B’nai Jeshurun in New York City.

  • Chesed: Get an Early Listen
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    Access to pre-release album download.

  • Tiferet: Join Us Live
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    VIP seating for two at live album recording session (January 14, 2020 in Philadelphia, PA). Access to pre-release album download.

  • Netzach: Learn with Me
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    Private 60-minute Zoom coaching session with Deborah. Cultivate skills in prayer leadership, nusach and song facilitation. Access to pre-release album download.

  • Hod: Sponsor a Track
    2 claimed out of 10 available

    Sponsor a track on the album! Whether an individual, group or organization, all track sponsors will be named and receive a dedicated teaching in the album liner notes. Access to a pre-release album download.

  • Yesod: Bring Me to Your Community (Local)
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    Bring Deborah to your community for a workshop, concert or song circle (tri-state area only). Concerts might be frontal or communal; possible workshops include Deepening Prayer Leadership, Creating and Sustaining a Musical Kahal, or a Women's Prayer Leadership Seminar. Access to a pre-release album download.

  • Malchut: Bring Me to Your Community (National)
    1 claimed out of 5 available

    Bring Deborah to your community for a workshop, concert or song circle (beyond tri-state area). Concerts might be frontal or communal; possible workshops include Deepening Prayer Leadership, Creating and Sustaining a Musical Kahal, or a Women's Prayer Leadership Seminar. Cost not inclusive of travel. Access to a pre-release album download.

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