Did you know Judaism offers spiritual practices to help us increase our gratitude (not just on Thanksgiving!). You can learn new ways to integrate and process or just deal with life.
Sacred Hebrew Chanting
Join us to explore spirtuality and Judiaism in what may be a new way. Come and engage with the prayers in the siddur through music. Expanding upon the morning’s meditation, if you were able to join us, we will use pieces of our liturgy to go deeper. By repeating a sacred phrase, we have the opportunity to let it permeate our being, bringing new insights, integration, or simply allowing for an opening in our often over-full lives. The Torah service this day will have themed aliyot, with an opportunity to connect in a personal way with the Torah portion.
Rabbi Daria’s teacher, Rabbi Shefa Gold, speaks about chant in the following way: “Chanting takes the song that is in our mouths and plants it deep in our hearts. There it can grow and flower and bring forth the fruits of constant remembrance.” Click here for more on Sacred Hebrew chant as a spiritual practice.
In December we experimented with a chanting service for Shabbat morning, and the response was, “More, please!”
Whether or not you have have had the experience of chanting in Sanskrit or another language, come prepared to go “deep” instead of “broad” with the liturgy, as we lift up and focus on just a handful of the morning liturgy, tapping into these prayers in new ways. This Shabbat service will still include a Torah service.
In the words of Rabbi Daria’s chant teacher, Rabbi Shefa Gold, “chanting takes the song that is in our mouths and plants it deep in our hearts. There it can grow and flower and bring forth the fruits of constant remembrance.”
You can read more about chant as a spiritual practice at www.rabbishefagold.com/chant-core-practice/
This quarter we
will generally be meeting the 2nd or 3rd Shabbat morning (Saturday) of
the month) for the half-hour meditation: 1/12, 2/9, 3/16
Open to all. No prior experience necessary.