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Davening Fellowship for Community Leaders

Davening Fellowship for Community Leaders

Deborah Sacks Mintz and Guest Faculty

This fellowship was last held from October through December 2021.
Stay tuned for more information about when we’ll hold this fellowship in the future and application details.


In this 8-week fellowship, a select cohort of shelihei tzibbur (prayer leaders) from around the country and beyond will convene weekly on Zoom with Deborah Sacks Mintz and guest faculty members from Hadar to build out their toolkits of leadership skills. Text study, melody sharing, and training in technical skills will comprise this unique cohort-based fellowship. All those who serve as shelihei tzibbur - lay-leader or professional - are encouraged to apply!


Meet Our Fellows


Faculty Bios

Deborah Sacks Mintz is an educator, practitioner, and facilitator of Jewish communal music, supporting communities and individuals who seek to deepen their practice of empowered song and connective prayer. As a musician, Deborah has partnered creatvely with a diverse array of voices in the Jewish soundscape; along with collaborating on nearly two dozen albums, she released her debut record of original spiritual music, The Narrow and the Expanse, in 2020. A Wexner Graduate Fellow, Deborah is pursuing rabbinic ordination and an MA in Women and Gender Studies at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and currently serves B'nai Jeshurun NYC, as well as on faculty at Hadar’s Rising Song Institute. Learn more about Deborah's work at www.deborahsacksmintz.com.