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.  

2023 Festival

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

Twin Cities Jewish Renewal Community • Cantor Tamar Havilio – Bet Shalom CongregationAdath Jeshurun Congregation’s TAMID CommitteeCantors Jennifer Strauss-Klein and Rachel Stock Spilker, Mount Zion TempleBeth 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.