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Havdalah Gala: Spirituality, CONCERT with Rabbi Deborah Sacks Mintz

Saturday, February 10, 2024 1 Adar I 5784

6:30 PM - 9:00 PMOneg Room

Thank You to the EndowmentOur Havdalah Gala: Spirituality event will feature a concert by Rabbi Deborah Sacks Mintz!

Main Event:

Special Program For Kids:

  • Sign up your little ones (age potty-trained through sixth grade) for the Babysitting & Kids Program! Your young ones can enjoy a fun experience with music-themed activities including making a musical instrument art project. Our babysitters will guide them through games and activities and the kids will get snacks and food as well throughout the evening. The babysitting with musical kids program activities is $15 per child.

About Rabbi Deborah Sacks Mintz

As a performer and composer, Deborah treasures the process of artistic partnership; through her work on the founding team of the Rising Song Institute, she has collaborated on over two dozen albums with a diverse array of voices in the Jewish soundscape, including two albums of her own original spiritual music, The Narrow and the Expanse (2020) and Yetzira (2023). 

Deborah received rabbinic ordination from the Jewish Theological Seminary where she also earned her masters in women and gender studies, and holds degrees in music and religious anthropology from the University of Michigan. 

Learn more about Deborah's work at

Thank You to the Mackintosh Endowment

Rabbi Deborah Sacks Mintz is joining us through the MacKintosh Visiting Musical Artist Endowment. John Mackintosh and his husband Jerry Marks joined Shir Hadash in 1998. John was an active member of our choir, led many of our Shir Shabbat Services and was a part of the finance committee. Sadly, John passed away in 2005 and in 2020, Jerry gifted the congregation this endowment in John’s name. A fitting tribute to someone who enjoyed the gift of Jewish music.  

About Havdalah Gala

Let’s support our four pillars of Shir Hadash values in a fun way! We’re planning four wonderful Havdalah Gala events, each with a theme tied to stepping up in support of one of our core values.


Thank you for the generosity and support of our sponsors! For sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to Stuart Katzman.


  • Gail Long
  • Gretchen Sand-Preville & Bruce Preville
  • Christy & Andy Altman
  • Naomi & David Parker
  • Bob & Kim Chortek
  • Barry and Lisa Cheskin
  • Lawrence & Liz Dietz

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