Wednesday, June 24, 2020



Deborah Sacks Mintz

Songs of Our People, Songs of Our Neighbors

a new music & conversation series 

WHEN: Wednesday 6/24 at 6 pm ET
via Facebook Live and NMAJH website
ADMISSION: Free. Donations welcome.
Facebook RSVP encouraged
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Conversation and Concert with Deborah Sacks Mintz

A musician, educator, and prayer facilitator, Deborah Sacks Mintz serves as a resource to communities across North America and beyond who seek to deepen their practice of empowered song and connective prayer. Like last week, Deborah will sit down virtually with NMAJH public programs manager and musician, Dan Samuels, to talk about her upbringing, musical influences, favorite collaborators, and what drives her efforts to heal the world with music. We will premiere a new batch of never-before-seen captivating recordings of Deborah and the Hadar Ensemble and see if—just maybe—we can get Deborah to sing something for us live.

To watch: Look for the LIVE post on the Museum's Facebook page at 6pm EST. You do not need a Facebook account to view the program.

About the series:

This new series explores music from varied Jewish traditions and diverse cultures, from the historic and traditional to the contemporary and reimagined. Through conversations, performances, videos, audio, and audience Q&A, this series will use music to better understand the complex, culturally diverse communities which make up the Jewish People, and our Nation.

The first three installments of this series will celebrate and explore contemporary Jewish music with noticeable influences from near and far through the leaders of the Philadelphia-based Rising Song Institute.

Series presented in partnership with:

Rising Song InstituteBZBI logo

Missed our other programs? No problem! You can find recordings of past programs on our Facebook page.

Captioned versions available on our Vimeo Page. (Not all past programs are available with captions...yet! But we're working on it.)

In the Community

Photo of Rabbi Meir Soloveichik at NMAJH gala.

Shearith Israel Series with Rabbi Meir Soloveichik


The next installment of the series, Adams, Jefferson, and The Jews has just been announced!

Shearith Israel logoTo join tonight's lecture, led by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik, please follow the instructions below.

Rabbi Dr. Meir Y. Soloveichik leads the oldest Jewish congregation in the country—Shearith Israel in New York, the Spanish Portuguese synagogue, founded in 1654.

We're pleased to be a partner on their current series leading up to the Fourth of July: "Adams, Jefferson, and The Jews."

How to participate:

To receive dial-in information, source sheets, and reminders for this lecture series, please click here. The link will take you to the Shearith Israel newsletter sign-up page. Click "Join our List," enter your information, and select "Member/Friend of the National Museum of American Jewish History” to receive the program details.

With many simultaneous call-ins, if you don't successfully get in on your first try, please try again.