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Jewish Prayer Series

Past Sessions
Thursday, March 5, 2020 9 Adar 5780 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, January 30, 2020 4 Shevat 5780 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, January 16, 2020 19 Tevet 5780 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, January 9, 2020 12 Tevet 5780 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, November 21, 2019 23 Cheshvan 5780 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, November 14, 2019 16 Cheshvan 5780 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, November 7, 2019 9 Cheshvan 5780 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, September 19, 2019 19 Elul 5779 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, September 12, 2019 12 Elul 5779 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday, September 5, 2019 5 Elul 5779 - 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Congregation Shearith Israel is pleased to present a series exploring the meaning, purpose, power and potential of Jewish prayer during the 2019 - 2020 year, entitled "Jewish Prayer: Getting Our Head Around, Our Hearts In and Our Bodies Engaged".

Can't make it in-person? Livestream the sessions here.

Register below.

 

Series schedule

Our Head Around Jewish Prayer:

  • Thursday, September 5: The transition from animal sacrifices to verbal prayer
Download the Powerpoint for this class here or as PDF here. View the session at this link.
  • Thursday, September 12: Development of the Prayer Book

    View the PDF here, (we forgot to record the session, sorry!) 
  • Thursday, September 19: Modern Innovations and a Glimpse at Possible Future Prayer Experiences

View the session at this link.

Our Hearts Into Jewish Prayer:

  • Thursday, November 7: The Music of Prayer - The different moods of prayer
View the session at this link.
  • Thursday, November 14: The Music of Prayer - Liturgical Poems and Congregational Melodies
View the session at this link.
  • Thursday, November 21: The Silence of Prayer - Meditation and the Shabbat Amidah
View the session at this link.
 

Our Bodies Engaged with Jewish Prayer:

  • Thursday, January 9: Standing, Sitting and Bowing / Shmirat HaGuf

Source Sheet from Sefaria

View the session at this link.

  • Thursday, January 16: Praying with a community - What’s a minyan and why?

​​​​​​​View the session at this link.

  • Thursday, January 30: Solo Prayer - Hitbodedut

Bringing it All Together:

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