Sing-Along Circle of Hope and Strength with Ruth Spillberg, presented by the Tiferet Center.
All Voices Welcome!
If your cup is half empty when you arrive, may it be overflowing when you leave… Singing together creates a powerful well of healing
11:30 am – 12:30 pm, first and third Shabbat, January-March 2017 Temple Israel of Sharon, Classroom 4
“A Jew expresses his/her emunah (faith) most fully and joyfully when he/she sings out unreservedly,” said the great Rabbi Aaron of Karlin (d. 1872). Rabbi Kalomynus Shapira (d. 1943) further elucidated, “Anyone, at any level, can reach into the living waters of his/her soul and pour forth the living voice within him. This is a powerful tool for unblocking and expressing the soul.”
In the spirit of soothing and uplifting our souls from the stress of a busy week, join us on late Shabbat morning for a new song and prayer circle. We will use well-known Jewish songs and healing prayers, as well as popular lyrics and writings. Songs from Fiddler on the Roof, The Sound of Music and memorable TV shows and commercials will be included, as well as inspirational poetry, prose and tunes from America, Israel and all around the world.
Relax. It’s Shabbat, the day of rest, a time to reflect and feel gratitude. Take some deep breaths. Let the words and the music of our circle move you towards greater feelings of hope, health and strength. If you don’t know some of the words or tunes, no problem. If you are not really sure you remember how to read Hebrew, we will use transliterated text when it is available. Sit back and listen for pleasure whenever you want or join in and hum along when you feel like it. You don’t need an outstanding singing ability to have some fun with us and smile. Do you have a favorite song or reading you want to share? Bring it!
Afterwards, join us for a community kiddush at 12:30 pm.
Ruth Spillberg is a Professor Emeritus from Curry College, where she taught courses in Effective Listening, Communication in Relationships, Public Speaking and Interviewing to traditional and continuing education students. She learned to love singing Jewish songs while she was a counselor at Camp Pembroke during her college years. Ruth and her husband Barry are members of Temple Israel of Sharon.
For more information, Ruth can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.