Songs for Our Souls: Dan Nichols, Artist-in-Residence

Join us at Temple Shir Tikva for a weekend of restorative Jewish music, prayer, learning, and community, with Dan Nichols as our Artist in Residence!

Few things bring people together – and make a group feel like one – like music. Songs for Our Souls and Dan Nichols will provide a spark of joy and an opportunity for deep, joyous, and meaningful togetherness when our community needs it most. We will center the joy and connectivity of song writing and song sharing, and lean into Jewish music as a spiritual salve for our mental and emotional well-being. 

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These events are open to the Boston Jewish community and are brought to you by Temple Shir Tikva, in partnership with Eisner and Crane Lake Camps and the Jewish Teen Initiative at CJP, powered by a CJP Teen Community Impact Grant.

Dan is a product of the URJ Jewish camping movement. He has toured Jewish summer camps across North America for the last 22 years. A classically trained singer, Dan received his Bachelor of Music degree in vocal performance at the University of North Carolina. In 1995, realizing the potential of music to make powerful connections with Jewish youth, Dan established the Jewish rock band Eighteen. Since that time, Dan and Eighteen have released 13 albums, as well as being featured at conferences and conventions of nearly every major Jewish movement.


Kabbalat Shabbat Service with Dan Nichols

Friday, March 10th @ 6:15 PM

People of all ages are invited to join us to welcome Shabbat through sacred music and community with Dan Nichols, including some of our favorite songs of worship and a sermon in song. There will be a pre-service oneg at 5:45 PM to which all are welcome.

Shabbat Yeladim Services

Saturday, March 11th @ 9:30 AM
Join Dan for a Shabbat morning experience designed especially for our youngest (and most adorable) members of the community, kids ages 0-6, and their grown-ups. Singing, dancing, prayers, and a story with a light nosh after the service. 

BYOB Coffeehouse and Dessert Potluck

Saturday, March 11th @ 7:30 PM

An adult evening of song and community. Join Dan as he sings folk and popular songs you will recognize, as well as some new songs, sprinkled with stories, and opportunities to reflect on the place of music in our lives and well-being. BYOB and bring a nut-free dessert to share!

Hineini Religious School Concert

Sunday, March 12th @ 10:00 AM

Dan Nichols’ music is beloved throughout the Jewish world and here at Shir Tikva, our learners sing his settings of prayers every week in Hineini Tefilah. Hineini students and their families, as well as Boston community members are invited to join us in our Sanctuary as Dan weaves stories into song, sharing favorites and introducing us to new tunes, inspiring us to consider how music enriches our souls.

Song Leading Workshop for Boston-Area Teens

Sunday, March 12th @ 12:00-4:00 PM

Join inspiring singer/songwriter Dan Nichols for an afternoon designed to support and hone your songleading skills. Bring your voice and your guitar (or other instrument) to try on some new techniques, practice and get feedback, and learn from one of the most talented and popular songleaders in Jewish music.

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