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Kol: A Retreat for Jewish Music Across the Diaspora

Friday, September 9, 2022
4:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a weekend of music, Shabbat practices, and community building. This unique participatory retreat brings together singers, musicians, and learners of diverse backgrounds and ages to explore both ancestral and modern Jewish music. Everyone is a learner, everyone is a teacher. Together with our faculty teachers, we will co-create the weekend. Bring your songs and spirit to share. We are committed to making space for Jewish and non-Jewish people of all backgrounds and intend to include a diverse array of music cultures. We sing and play for our love of healing, community and liberation, and to ground and elevate ourselves.

See our sample schedule for more detail.

No music experience is required – your inherent creativity is enough. Every voice and musically curious spirit is welcome, so come share yours. Our time together will include workshops on Jewish music, with everything from nigunim (wordless melodies) and songwriting to Middle Eastern drumming and Jewish song instrumental accompaniment. We will offer traditional and non-traditional prayer experiences, all of which are optional.

Kol Retreat will be held in the peaceful setting of the Urban Adamah farm, where you can wander amongst plants, animals, and humans, eat delicious organic food, and experience a deeper, slower time as you connect with yourself and old and new friends. No on-site, overnight accommodations will be available, but vegetarian meals will be provided for all guests.

This program is open to all ages, however there will not be childcare or youth-specific programming offered. Children under the age of 12 will need to be supervised and accompanied by an adult at all times. If you’re a parent who would like to be in touch with other parents attending to coordinate childcare, please reach out to events@urbanadmah.org.

If you have questions or comments, you are welcome to email kolretreatbayarea@gmail.com.

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* Urban Adamah and persons designated by Urban Adamah may photograph in-person programs or record/screenshot virtual programs. These recordings or photos may be used by Urban Adamah, at its discretion, for marketing and/or development purposes. If you prefer that your image not be used in this way, please let us know.

Accessibility Notes:
This event will be mostly outdoors with some workshops in indoor, well ventilated spaces. Masks will be required at all times for all guests. KN95 or N95 masks are highly encouraged outdoors and will be required inside. Urban Adamah staff will have extra masks on-hand. Guests are invited to enjoy the full farm site and are asked to stand at least 6 feet apart from other guests whenever eating or drinking

Urban Adamah’s campus is fully compliant with ADA guidelines and all parts of the program will be held in either our covered, outdoor tent or fully outdoor event spaces. This will not be a scent free evening. Parking in our lot is limited so if you do not need accessible parking, please consider arriving early to find street parking, carpooling with friends, or taking public transportation! Please visit the accessibility page on our website and email events@urbanadamah.org with any specific questions or requests.

Urban Adamah strives to offer programming that is accessible to our community. Thanks to our program supporters, we are able to offer this series for a sliding scale. If you are able to register at the higher end, your contribution will directly support the financial accessibility of another participant. If you are in need of financial assistance, please apply by filling out this form. If you are approved, we will reach out to invite you to complete your registration.