Rick RechtPresenter and Spiritual Leader
Rick Recht is the top touring musician in Jewish music playing over 150 dates each year in the US and abroad. Rick has revolutionized and elevated the genre of Jewish rock music as a powerful and effective tool for developing Jewish pride and identity in youth and adults across the US. Rick is the national celebrity spokesman for the PJ Libraryand is the Executive Director of Songleader Boot Camp– a national songleadertraining immersion program held in various cities around the U.S. Rick is also the founder and Executive Director of Jewish Rock Radio,the very first high-caliber, 24/7 international Jewish rock online radio station! Rick is also the Executive Producer of the brand new PJ Library RADIO! The last 20 summers, Rick and his band played at literally hundreds of URJ, Ramah, JCC and private camps around the country. Rick has been featured in concert and as scholar in residence at the NFTY, BBYO, and USY International conventions, the URJ Biennial, the American Conference of Cantors, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and Jewish communities across the US. Rick has twelve top selling Jewish albums including his most recent release, Hineni – Here I am. Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Recht developed a strong Jewish identity attending Traditional Congregation, a conservative synagogue. In high school, Recht joined NFTY, where he was deeply influenced by Jewish music. After graduating USC (Los Angeles, CA) and Music Institute (Hollywood, CA), Recht hit the road touring nationwide from LA to New York playing at clubs, colleges, and amphitheaters. Recht enjoys hiking and spending time with his wife, Elisa, and sons, Kobi and Tal.