Hello! I’m Josh Warshawsky

Josh Warshawsky inspires and engages Jews across generations through music and teaching. Josh is available for artist-in-residencies, concerts, Hebrew schools, teaching, and more. Contact him for more information!

 

Josh Warshawsky is currently in Rabbinical school at the Ziegler school of Rabbinic Studies in Los Angeles, and will be ordained in May 2019. Before starting school, he worked for three years as the artist-in-residence and music specialist at Temple Beth Am and Pressman Academy in Los Angeles, CA, where he brought new musical energy to children and adults of all ages. He is a graduate of Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary (List College) with BAs in Religion, Talmud and Rabbinics.

Originally from Chicago, Josh Warshawsky is a graduate of Solomon Schechter and the Rochelle Zell Jewish High School. He has shared his original melodies with Jewish communities throughout the US and Canada. In 2013 he completed a 5-song EP of original Jewish melodies. This was followed in November, 2015 by his first full-length album, “Mah Rabu”, both of which can be found on iTunes. “Mah Rabu”, features such hits as “Mah Rabu”, “Kol B’Ramah”, and “V’ahavta”, which can be heard at Ramah and URJ summer camps as well as at NFTY and USY conventions across the country. This past May he recorded a live album of 11 new melodies for prayer and communal singing, which will be released in October.

For the past four years, Josh has served on the faculty of Songleader Boot Camp, where he helped to create a special track to bring together Ramah songleaders. This past year he piloted and ran the first ever Ramah-SLBC Shabbaton. Josh spends his summers in residency teaching and sharing music and Tefillah at Ramah camps across the country including Ramah in Wisconsin, Ramah Nyack, Ramah in Northern California, Ramah California in Ojai, Ramah Poconos, and Ramah in the Berkshires.

Offerings

Jewish Songwriting Workshops

Josh will work with a group of teens or adults to collaboratively write a song based on a Jewish text, theme, Biblical story, or Hebrew phrase. Could also include an educational framework and background on the meaning of this text or theme and its relevance to our lives today.

Havdalah and Melaveh Malkah

Close out Shabbat with a musical evening filled with song and teaching to kick off the next week right. Josh will lead adults and children alike in song to escort the Sabbath Queen from our midst at the end of Shabbat.

Musical Services

Josh will craft a musical service specifically for your community, designed to engage your target audience with meaningful texts, catchy melodies, inspiring ruach, and explanations, flow, and harmony to tie it all together.

Teen programs

Josh will inspire your teens with new music, new ideas, and a refreshing new take on the traditions and customs that have sustained our people for thousands of years!

Concerts

Josh can do a concert for your synagogue, school, or community. Featuring original Jewish music and classic Jewish hits, with tons of participation from audience members young and young-at-heart!

SChool/Camp Visit!

Josh will come to your school and craft his visit to meet your school needs. He can lead Tefillah with your students, sing songs related to any theme or holiday, teach new music, create, play, move and celebrate. Josh loves working with students of all ages, and is comfortable with early childhood, elementary, middle, and high school alike!