A Musical Journey of Jewish-Israeli Prayer:
Beit Tefilah Israeli -- Live with HUC at the JCC
Thursday, December 17th 7:00-8:30pm (free admission)
Sponsored by HUC-JIR with the Mayerson JCC, Isaac M. Wise Temple, and….
Beit Tefilah Israeli's renowned musical ensemble will present its highly creative, innovative, modern Jewish-Israeli musical performance, original works and workshop at its first appearance in Cincinnati!
Rabbi Esteban Gottfried, Beit Tefilah Israeli's co-founder, director and spiritual leader, will lead the ensemble together with the incredible musicians of Beit Tefilah Israeli's musical ensemble: Atalya Lavi (cantor, soloist singer), Yotam Mahler (pianist, singer, songwriter), Eitan Gofman (flute/saxophone/clarinet) and Dor Biran (percussion).
In addition to the musical performance Beit Tefilah will engage in conversation with HUC-JIR leadership as well as with other Jewish professionals of Cincinnati and those visiting from around North America for a Youth Professionals Seminar at HUC-JIR.
Beit Tefilah Israeli: Over the past 10 years, Beit Tefilah Israeli has become the flagship of the Jewish renewal phenomenon in Israel. Services at BTI combine live music, modern Israeli poetry, literature and personal prayers with the traditional prayer book, striving to renew and revitalize the concept of prayer and make it relevant for life in Israel today. Blessed with a very talented and devoted musical team, and in cooperation with prominent Israeli musicians, BTI's newly developed, indigenous Israeli liturgy has become both a source of inspiration and a model for a large number of established and emerging spiritual communities in Israel. During the summer, BTI holds its weekly Kabbalat Shabbat at the Tel Aviv Port, gathering approximately 1,000 people every week for communal prayer, music, dance and holistic Jewish expression. For more information: www.btfila.org
The Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion: www.huc.edu
HUC-JIR is a religious and scholarly learning community dedicated to:
• Developing Jewish professional and lay leaders to transmit and apply to contemporary life the sustaining values, responsibilities and texts of our tradition;
• Applying the open and pluralistic spirit of the Reform movement to the study of the great issues of Jewish life and thought.
• Advancing the critical study of Jewish culture and related disciplines in accordance with the highest standards of modern academic scholarship.
Sponsor: HUC-JIR, JCC, Isaac M. Wise Temple