Worksheets available for download from this year's Chanting and Intention Workshops
What does it mean to personally experience Yetziat Mitzrayim? A Chanting Journey from Mitzrayim to Tzion
I offered this as a sample workshop as a student in the Pardes Center for Jewish Educators. We explored the meaning and purpose of including a text in the Passover hagaddah that adjures us to remember and teach the Exodus from Egypt as if we ourselves experienced it.
Yoga and Chanting Rosh Hashanah at Fireflow Yoga Let your spirit soar on the first day of Rosh Hashanah with a spiritually centred morning of yoga and Hebrew chanting. Warm up our body with a vinyasa yoga class. Then singer/cantor Annie Gilbert has chosen certain phrases and themes from the Rosh Hashanah liturgy which we will chant. She introduces each theme with reflective remarks, everyone learns the chant, and we chant the sacred Hebrew liturgy together. In a tangible way connect with the new year, Rosh Hashanah, redemption, repentance, yourself, your community and God.
In This Moment, Before the Closing of the Gate Yom Kippur at Makom Using Jewish liturgy, psalms and poems, we will sing our way to the gate of Neilah, the closing prayers of Yom Kippur. We will chant and pause for reflection as we journey to the edge of the days of awe and look back from whence we came. No singing or Hebrew experience necessary.
Har Sinai Ashan Kulo: Mount Sinai Enveloped in Smoke? Shavuot at MNJcc Together, we will imagine ourselves into the very story we are celebrating – the moment we were gathered as a people to receive the Torah (Exodus 19). Using Shir Yaakov Feinstein Feit’s chant on a teaching of the Sfat Emet that tells us Ashan (lit. smoke) – Aleph, Shin, Nun stands for Olam, Shana, Nefesh, we will explore the physical (sci-fi like!) setting at Sinai and its spiritual significance.