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Kirtan Chadasha - Get Grounded

You are invited to join us this Saturday June 28th at 5PM for our afternoon prayer service, followed by our new Hebrew chant music experience at 6:30PM.

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"The primary purpose of prayer is not to make requests. The primary purpose is to praise, to sing, to chant. Because the essence of prayer is a song, and man cannot live without a song. Prayer may not save us. But prayer may make us worthy of being saved." --Abraham Joshua Heschel

We invite you to add your voices to our prayerful songs. This special worship service seeks to break down the barrier between prayer leader and worshipers. Kirtan is a participatory event, not a performance. Kirtan Chadasha (renewed worship) is a form of call and response Hebrew chant, providing an environment of heightened participation, communal feeling and connection to the Divine. This worship is a return to the long lost call and response chanting of the Second Temple. It is a participatory chant where short, sacred phrases from the Jewish tradition are treated as powerful, universal meditations.

It is a time for us to move off the bima and down to the floor, a time for all of us to get grounded with music that reaches deeply within our souls. We sing to G-d as an act of love, an act of connection, a way to seek repair in ourselves through our relationship to the Divine. Ultimately our aim is to be conduits to help bring healing, repair, and love to the world.

The kirtan is an informal, non-liturgical, musical experience in an intimate gathering space following afternoon prayers in the synagogue. We will use some instrumentation that is traditional to the kirtan style, such as a harmonium and tabla (Indian drums). Participants may sit on the floor (on zafus or floor pillows), stand, or sit on our benches. Each chant is simple, melodic, and repetitive enough to be learned easily. This meditative worship experience is meant to ground us, bringing the heavens down to earth.

We hope that you will join us on June 28th. Our Mincha service will start at 5PM, and Kirtan Chadasha will start at 6:30PM in our beautiful sanctuary.

 

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