Bo’u Nashir (Hebrew: בּוֹאוּ נָשִׁיר) means Come, Let’s Sing!
Bo’u Nashir is a series of Jewish communal music experiences in the Twin Cities that connects our diverse community through song and story, roots into Jewish musical traditions from across the diaspora, and celebrates local contemporary Jewish music. Song has always played a central role in Jewish life, both secular and religious. From niggunim (wordless melodies) to piyutim (liturgical poems set to music), Yiddish labor movement songs to Ladino folksongs, Jewish singing traditions carry the stories and yearnings of the Jewish people throughout time and diaspora.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7
Songs to Re-root and Remember: Hanukkah Edition with Sarina Partridge
Westwood Hills Nature Center
Join song leader Sarina Partridge (Minneapolis, MN) for an evening of joyful singing and deep connection. Sarina will teach original songs, speaking to the themes of Hanukkah, for community singing – simple, satisfying harmony songs, taught by ear in a way that welcomes all singers. Come sing!
Sarina Partridge is a musician, song-leader and educator in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She feels most alive when learning, creating and sharing songs. Sarina performs, teaches, and tours with a wide variety of music projects – place-based music inspired by time in wilderness, Eastern European and Yiddish song, community song-leading, old-time music… and everything in between. She has a passion for connecting people with their own creativity and with community, and for using song to help build the world we all deserve. sarinapartridge.com
Suggested donation $10. Light snacks provided.
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17
Bo’u Nashir Mixtape: Album Release Concert
Capp Center St. Paul
Celebrate the release of the Bo’u Nashir Mixtape with live performances by Nanilo, Voices of Sepharad and JEWBALAYA!
Celebrate the upcoming release of the Bo’u Nashir Mixtape compilation album! Featuring more than 20 local Jewish artists plus interviews with Bo’u Nashir festival teachers and participants, the Mixtape is a preliminary tour through the thriving Twin Cities Jewish music scene that spans genres and generations.
Performances by JEWBALAYA, Voices of Sepharad, and Nanilo, followed by refreshments and a chance to hear more tracks off the album (to be released in 2024).
Suggested donation $10-20, attendees receive an EXCLUSIVE pre-release download of the album via Bandcamp.
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This Making Music Happen Community Grant Initiative is made possible by a generous grant from the Pertzik Fund for Arts and Culture at JCC Association of North America. This project is made possible in part with the support of Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council, an initiative of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation.
Our 2023 Festival included a wide range of experiences to come together to lift your voice in community with Bo’u Nashir:
Songs to Re-root and Remember with Sarina Partridge
Kick-off Kumzits/Community Sing with Sarah Larsson
¡Viva Sepharad! with David Harris
Family Sing-Along with Berek and Amanda Awend
Community Klezmer Jam with Longfellow Village Band
Local Musician Happy Hour with Riv Shapiro
Piyutim For A Sacred Season with R. Arielle Lekach-Rosenberg
Yiddish Sing-Along with Lea Kalisch
Yiddish Greatest Hits Shabbat Lunch with Maggie Burton
Klezmer Fusion Workshop with Klezmerson
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS DONORS
Twin Cities Jewish Renewal Community • Cantor Tamar Havilio – Bet Shalom Congregation • Adath Jeshurun Congregation’s TAMID Committee • Cantors Jennifer Strauss-Klein and Rachel Stock Spilker, Mount Zion Temple • Beth El Congregation
This Making Music Happen Community Grant Initiative is made possible by a generous grant from the Pertzik Fund for Arts and Culture at
JCC Association of North America.
This project is made possible in part with the support of Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council, an initiative of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation.