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Sunday, February 15

3:00pm EST

CANCELED Can You Save a Blessing for Me? CANCELED
What does it mean to be blessed? Can someone deny you a blessing? From Genesis onwards, the subject of blessings triggers ambivalence, confusion, yearning, and power struggles. How can each of us tap into the source and power of a blessing? What makes you feel that you are blessed—or that you are not? What does it mean to forfeit—or even reject—a blessing? Is this process different for a man and a woman? How can we recover and re-craft the personal blessing meant for us?


Susan Reimer-Torn

Susan Reimer-Torn is a former dancer and dance historian who has worked as a journalist both in France, where she lived for 22 years, and in the States. Her area of expertise is Jewish women's issues, as well as Rites of Return for those who are renegotiating their paths to spiritual... Read More →

Sunday February 15, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm EST
Long Ridge

8:15pm EST

Songs of the Heart
How do the tunes we sing interpret the liturgy we pray? In this session, we encounter some masterful musical compositions which allow us to connect to the text of the siddur in new and surprising ways. Come learn and sing some old-new niggunim (wordless melodies) and deepen your experience of prayer!


Jonathan Kelsen

Jon Kelsen is the Rosh Kollel and Director of the June Kollel and a full-time faculty member at Drisha. He received ordination from Daniel Landes and holds an MA in Jewish Civilization from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Sunday February 15, 2015 8:15pm - 9:30pm EST
High Ridge
Monday, February 16

11:30am EST

Learn Torah Trope in One Hour!
Admit it: You have always wanted to try it, but it seemed like it would just be too hard. If you always thought that reading Torah was something that was only for experts, think again. In a single Limmud session, you will learn everything you need to know to get started learning how to chant your first Torah reading. You will learn how to chant the special musical alphabet known as ta'amei hamikra (trope), and you will leave with all the resources you will need to prepare your very first Torah reading.


Michael Weis

Michael Weis is the cantor at the Brotherhood Synagogue in Manhattan. Originally from Chicago, he currently lives in Brooklyn with his wife Lisa and their two children, Jayna (5) and Shai (1).

Monday February 16, 2015 11:30am - 12:45pm EST