Chanting is the melodic and rhythmic repetition of a Hebrew phrase drawn from Torah or liturgy.
Sometimes the sheer volume of Jewish prayers, collected over the centuries, can pose an obstacle to understanding the words’ meaning or tapping their transformative energy. Chanting is a powerful tool for exploring our holy texts deeply, quieting the mind, experiencing the sacred, and connecting with community.
This service will follow the general structure of the Shabbat morning siddur. We will chant short passages – sometimes a single phrase – from each section, and will integrate meditation, gentle stretching, study, and participatory aliyot into our davening. Includes Chanting and Drumming.
Judy Kaye and Bruce Phillips are active members of Temple Emanu-El in Providence, where they help lead “Soulful Shabbat” services and programs. They are both alumni of Kol Zimra, the Jewish Chant Leaders Institute led by master teacher and innovator, Rabbi Shefa Gold, and have studied for 20 years at the Elat Chayyim Center for Jewish Spirituality.
Soulful Shabbos meets monthly 6 times during the year, offering a parallel program to the regular Shabbat morning service.
Event Location: Tiferet Center of Temple Israel: A place for Jewish spirituality, wellness & healing
125 Pond Street, Sharon, Massachusetts, 02067
125 Pond St
Sharon, MA 02067