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Unplugged with Alan Goodis, Episode 1 – Featuring Dan Nichols

Unplugged with Alan Goodis, Episode 1 – Featuring Dan Nichols

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Alan Goodis

Enjoy live acoustic performances, interviews, and conversation about songwriting, song leading, and music making hosted by well-known musician Alan Goodis. The podcast is perfect for music lovers, camp song leaders, cantors, teens, and musicians. In this episode, Alan’s guest is Dan Nichols.

Unplugged with Alan Goodis is produced by the Union for Reform Judaism Youth Department and ReformJudaism.org in partnership with the NFTY Nashir Teen Songleading Institute, Hava Nashira Songleading Workshop at URJ Olin Sang Ruby Institute, URJ Kutz Camp songleading track, and the American Conference of Cantors

Alan Goodis is a touring Jewish musician playing over 150 events a year. Born and raised in Toronto, Alan is a proud product of URJ Goldman Union Camp Institute. Noted for his dedication to building relationships and community through music, Alan tours throughout the US to serve as an Artist-In-Residence and performer at Temples, Youth Conventions, and Jewish summer camps. 

In 2009, Alan’s self-titled debut album launched him onto the Jewish music scene with its powerful vocals and bold melodies. Alan is a strong presence in the Reform Jewish movement to engage and empower Jewish youth and adults through music. He’s served as Musical Director for NFTY International Convention and on faculty Hava Nashira. In 2011, he developed Nashir: an NFTY Teen Songleading Institute in partnership with the URJ to provide meaningful Songleader training to high school students. Alan has been a featured performer and presenter at URJ Biennials and the Wexner Foundation. In 2014, Alan released his long-awaited full-length studio album “This Place.” In 2016 Alan was named to Chicago Jewish 36 under 36. He lives in Chicago with his wife Codi.

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