A Special Shabbat of Devotional Chanting and “Embodied Prayer” led by Rabbi David Edleson and Cantor Joshua Schreiber Shalem


6:30-8 pm Communal chanting is an ancient technology for awakening joy and connection with others.  Join us for a very special  Kabbalat Shabbat led by Rabbi David Edleson and Cantor Joshua Schreiber Shalem.

This is an opportunity to try out a different sort of spirit-filled Shabbat, when the singing will be "kirtan-style," meaning "call and response" with drums, harmonium, and other instruments to help us let down our hair and lift up our spirits. Our chants will use short meaningful passages from Hebrew prayers that focus on different ways of approaching the divine. Starting slowly, we chant each one again and again as we add drums and build the tempo and energy.

In addition to our chanting, Cantor Schreiber Shalem will lead us in an experience of ‘Embodied Prayer,” drawing on the unique process of Feldenkrais® Awareness Through Movement® to get ‘out of our minds’ and into our bodies and instruments of prayer. Come try it out!  Bring some friends who might want to try something new. 

Oneg Shabbat sponsored by Gail Robinson