2008Ve Shamru  2006Adonai S’fatai Honorable Mention
Rabbi Shawn Israel Zevit, born in Winnipeg, has lived most of his life in Toronto and Philadelphia. He has recorded three solo CDs including the 2-disc Generations: Journey Across the Ages which includes Kabbalat Shabbat – A complete Friday Evening Spiritual Experience in Music. He is the author of Offerings of the Heart: Money and Values in Faith Communities. A founding member of Shabbat Unplugged and Playback Philadelphia, he also co-directs the Davennen’ Leadership Training Institute which trains lay leaders, rabbis, cantors, singers and musicians in the art of spiritual leadership through prayer, music and group dynamics. He is a spiritual director and coach for clergy in seminary programs, and has taught Interpersonal and Organizational Communications at the University of Toronto and Temple University. He is Director of Outreach and Tikkun Olam and a senior congregational consultant for the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation and is also on the steering committee for Harmoniyah: the Reconstructionist Music Network for the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation. http://www.rabbizevit.com