If you’re at a stage of life where you are feeling “free as a bird,” with more time to engage with peers and explore your interests, come join us! Offering a variety of monthly activities, ranging from game nights to trips to Europe, the Free Bird community offers members a fun and active way to create connection with each other, our clergy, and Judaism. For more information about our Free Birds events, please contact Lori Gertzog at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Winter Series – Sounds of the Spirit
Dates: Thursdays, 2/17, 3/24 and 4/21 at 7:00 pm
You can attend one, two or three sessions. Sessions will be via Zoom.
What music moves you? Is it the majestic sound of the organ accompanying the cantor’s Avinu Malkeinu on the High Holidays? Is it Debbie Friedman’s folk-inspired melodies, the music of modern Israel? Or is it the music of Bob Dylan or Leonard Cohen, Taylor Swift or Lin Manuel Miranda, classical music, or even the music of another religious tradition? Believe it or not, music of every genre has a place within Jewish prayer.
Join Cantors Kleinman and Rodnizki as well as special guest, Jewish composer, multi-instrumentalist, and prayer leader, Elana Arian, for an exploration of how music can bring modern relevance to our ancient prayers. Our sessions will focus on different approaches to Jewish prayer; we’ll listen and sing together as we consider how innovative musical interpretations help us connect to ourselves and our tradition in new ways. There is no charge for these events. This program is presented by the FreeBirds.