Performing intimate spiritual music and building joyous singing communities.

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Joey Weisenberg is the Creative Director of the Hadar Center for Communal Jewish Music, and is the author of Building Singing Communities.  He’s a multi-instrumentalist musician, singer and composer based in New York City, who has performed and recorded internationally with dozens of bands in a wide variety of musical styles.

Joey works as the Music Director and Ba’al Tfilah (prayer leader) at Brooklyn’s oldest synagogue, the Kane Street Synagogue.

Joey visits shuls and communities around the country as a “musician-in-residence”, in which he teaches his popular ‘Spontaneous Jewish Choir’ workshops.  His nigunim have become popular worldwide.

Building Singing Communities

Using ideas from his book Building Singing Communities, Joey teaches communities how to come together to make music a lasting and joy-filled force in shul and Jewish life.

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A Brooklyn-Based Prayer Leader Heralds a Revolution in Jewish Music

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Videos, Music, Books

Enjoy performance footage, instructional videos, sample music tracks from Joey’s discography, published books and articles, and more!

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Joey enjoys performing intimate concerts in communities world-wide…

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Weddings & Simchas

…and playing with the Raya Brass Band for unusually fun weddings!  Here are some options:

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Kane Street Shul

Follow Joey’s work as Music Director of the Kane Street Synagogue, Brooklyn’s oldest shul, including a weekly concert and Beit Midrash.

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Yeshivat Hadar

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When and where Joey is performing and teaching next.

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Articles about Joey and his music.

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Photos:  Dan Rous, Christopher Geller, Josh Freed

Photos by Dan Rous

high-kicking, accordian wailing, drum-pounding… — New York Times
a leading innovator in Jewish music — Washington Post
Combining the raw power of gypsy punk with the precision of jazz, Ansambl Mastika’s new album Songs and Dances for Life NONSTOP is literally the best of both worlds…. blend of ferocity and virtuosity….as exhilarating as it is eclectic — Lucid Culture
a lovely string-based feel courtesy of guitarist Joey Weisenberg — All About Jazz
.. reshaping the landscape of Jewish life… — Jewish Week
not sitting quietly on the sidelines hoping for a revolution; he’s in the center of the room working for change. — Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle
they explore the depths of these traditions by combining superior musicianship with relentless energy and a Brooklyn attitude. — Greenman Review