IU Hillel honors President McRobbie

On Fri., Sept. 12, Indiana University Hillel’s Hooshir a cappella group sang “Shalom, Shabbat Shalom” a song created by Bloomington artist Bruce David.

This opened their Shabbat service honoring IU President Michael McRobbie with the Chaver award for everything he has done for the Jewish community and for his loyalty to Israel. Close to 450 students and guests attended. David recently joined this song,with his most recent stained glass commission, “Window of the Soul, Sounds of Shabbat,” (see cover) to develop a Light of the Nations Shabbat related program. 

Hooshir is a two time national award winning A Capella singing group from I.U. Hillel

Link to Page containing "Shabbat's Window to the Soul" art/music video

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URJ Biennial - Max Jared Einsohn, Mikey Pauker and Nu Rootz

URJ Reform Biennial


Max Jared Einsohn

Max Jared Einsohn

Max was the original lead singer, musician and experiential educator for Light of the Nations before pursuing his dream of being a Rabbi. His talents, wonderful Jewish heart and energy were so important to our organization and we will forever be grateful to him for all he did. Max and his amazing musical skills are featured in many of our animations and videos.  

Max is an experienced Songleader who has led Shabbat Worship, Religious School, B’nei Mitzvot and Holiday Events. He has been a regular as part of the URJ Greene Family Camp Summer Staff and also been involved with Havah Nashira and New CAJE. Max led a Debbie Friedman Tribute Concert for over 300 NCJW (National Council for Jewish Women) Members at their 2011 National Convention and was a featured Performer at the 2011 URJ Biennial where his packed Light of the Nations performance, along with members of Nu Rootz, was met by a very enthusiastic and supportive audience. 

Max recently completed his Masters in Jewish education from The Hebrew Union College Jewish Institute of Religion and was accepted into their rabbinical program. Before continuing his journey towards the rabbinate Max plans to spend a few years in Melbourne Australia leading music and facilitating Jewish education as well as a partnership with Melbourne native Shannyn Gelbart. Max and Shannyn have recently began the project Ahavat Hinam and will be releasing music throughout 2016-2017. 
You can contact Max and explore his (and Shannyn's) music at:
And @ahavathinam