Worship Leader Track

The Worship Leader track was created to support the spiritual, educational, and professional goals of worship leaders including rabbis, cantors, Jewish educators, teens, songleaders, and lay leaders. Topics for worship leader sessions include theology, prayer expansion and interpretation, diversity in text study, Shabbat repertoire, leadership in prayer, building a singing community and more.

SLBC national and regional conferences provide worship leaders with leadership and presentation skills that can greatly benefit their congregations, schools, communities and personal lives.

Songleader Track

Jewish songleaders are some of the most powerful educators and leaders in Jewish life. From its inception, SLBC National Conference has featured a diverse offering of courses for both new and veteran song leaders including general leadership, songleading skills, repertoire, the business of songleading, the  equipment of songleading, songession planning, songleading resources, and personal care. SLBC songleading track courses are taught by prominent North American Jewish music artists. Because SLBC believes songleaders are educators who use music as their most effective vehicle, the songleading track also focuses on non-musical Jewish leadership skills.

Jewish Educator Track

All SLBC attendees are Jewish educators – some teach on the bima, at synagogue, in classrooms, at camp, in song, or other areas of Jewish life.  The SLBC Jewish Educator track features courses that teach skills, cover topics, and explore strategies that touch on a broad range of Jewish settings. All SLBC participants are welcome to attend any SLBC Jewish Educator track workshops.

Day School Teacher Track

The SLBC Day School track shares a variety of courses geared for Jewish day school teachers including curricular planning, presentation skills, mindfulness, planning and leading engaging tefilot, utilization of music in the classroom, honoring students with special needs, and more.

Family Engagement/Early Childhood Track

The SLBC Family Engagement/ Early Childhood track offers a variety of courses for individuals who work with young children and their families. Courses in the track focus on leadership skills, strategies, and resources that are unique to this demographic. There are also courses in this track that focus on early childhood repertoire and the utilization of music for young children and their families.

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