Rabbi Shir Yaakov Feit is one of this generation’s most prolific and creative Jewish composers, whose countless compositions are sung around the world. He strives to create a musical legacy in the lineage of his teacher Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, founder of the Jewish Renewal movement. Shir is the spiritual director of the Kol Hai community he founded in 2014, offering Shabbat and holiday events, meditation retreats, and life-cycle rituals. He has been part of the international and multifaith leadership on the Zen Peacemaker Bearing Witness Retreat at Auschwitz-Birkenau for many years and is an alumnus of the Wexner Graduate Program. Shir lives with his partner Emily and their three kiddos on the traditional land of the Lenape and Mohican first peoples in Esopus, NY.