Please get your vocal cords ready and help us welcome, Daniel Henkin, a pioneer of Jewish A Capella singing. We have a Musician-In-Residence at the Limmud Bay Area 2018 Festival thanks to The Covenant Foundation.
Daniel Henkin has been dubbed “our beloved Jewish rock star” by those who spend summers with him at Camp Ramah Nyack. There, Henkin produces the annual Ramah musical celebration, a highlight of the season that attracts thousands of parents, alumni and community leaders. At the Ramaz School in New York, Henkin directs the music program and teaches chamber choirs. At Queens College, he directs the Hillel’s Jewish a cappella group, which draws singers from colleges throughout the New York City area and has been a three-time national champion in Jewish collegiate a cappella competitions.
Taglit-Birthright Israel Alum? Are you one of the 21,000 Bay Area Young adults who have gone on one of the 10-annual local trips in the past 18 years? Want to re-connect? Join your friends from your trip along with Bay Area Birthright Director, Jason Harris at Sonoma State University!
Do you struggle to decode the fine line between refugees, asylum-seekers and infiltrators? What about making a distinction between public shaming and public service?
Thanks to our always incredible partner the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies we will have the opportunity to learn with the distinguished Rabbi Zvi Hirschfield about the competing Jewish values in a Jewish state and the ethical challenges of social media through a Jewish lens!
Zvi usually teaches Talmud, Halakha and Jewish Thought at Pardes and holds a B.A. in History from Columbia University and did graduate work at Harvard University in Medieval and Modern Jewish Thought. He studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion in Israel and has rabbinic ordination from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. He was the director of Judaica at the JCC of Cleveland and an instructor at the Cleveland College of Jewish Studies for many years. He also serves as a curriculum writer and is involved in staff training for the Nesiya Institute. His wife, Dina, is a faculty member of the Hebrew University School of Public Health, and they have four children.