Presented by KlezCalifornia

Learn Nigunim, with Renna Khuner-Haber


Sun Nov 15 2020

In this afternoon singing workshop (time and location TBD), Renna Khuner-Haber will teach nigunim, a form of Jewish religious song or tune sung by groups. It is vocal music, often with repetitive sounds such as “Bim-Bim-Bam”, “Lai-Lai-Lai”, “Yai-Yai-Yai” or “Ai-Ai-Ai” instead of formal lyrics. To reserve a space, RSVP to

A donation is requested for the workshop from everyone in the room, generally $25 per person. Light snacks are provided. For general information on KlezCalifornia workshops, click on More Info below.

Renna Khuner-Haber is a longtime Jewish community organizer and song leader. She is a collector of Jewish melodies old and new and ran the Bay Area Nigun Collective ( for four years. She has taught workshops and supported individuals around the country in starting their own wordless singing groups. Renna is also an experienced and talented prayer leader, serving synagogues, community groups, and inmates at San Quentin State Prison. 

This workshop is made possible in part by a grant from the Alliance for California Traditional Arts, in partnership with the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Surdna Foundation.

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