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Drumming As Prayer Class

August 31, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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One event on August 31, 2017 at 7:00pm

Taught by Debbie Fier, Kehilla Musical Prayer Leader & “Heartbeat of the Service”

Drumming is an active form of meditation. It provides a wonderful way to be present, express yourself and learn how to drum with a group in sacred community space. At Kehilla, we are creating an intergenerational drum group, called Ketzev Kehilla, (the Beats of Kehilla), and we have been learning some of the rhythms for the Kehilla melodies and also drumming at our Chai Shabbat services.

Those who wish to will have the opportunity to drum for our High Holy Days services at the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland. Participants who want to join us in drumming need to commit to coming to both classes of the series (exceptions may be made IF you have taken previous ‘Drumming as Prayer’ classes with Debbie. In those cases you must come to at least 1 class. Those of you who are more experienced drummers can come to the pre-HHD drum rehearsal Tues., Sept. 12 at 7 pm). If you have taken this class before, and enjoy drumming in our Kehilla circle, please come to the class!  We will always learn new rhythms, practice new exercises and continue building on what we have previously done.

Please refrain from wearing any scented products, in order to make this class accessible for those with environmental sensitivities.

All ages and all levels welcome!  Please bring a drum if you have one.  If you need a drum for the class, please email dee@kehillasynagogue.org  and we will do our best to provide one. Hand percussion (shakers, claves, etc.) will be provided.

Dates: Sunday, Aug. 27,  4-5:30 pm and Thursday, Aug. 317-8:30

Cost: Members: 2 classes $36., 1 class $25.   Non-members: 2 classes $50., 1 class $30.

To Register: Register online

Location: Fireside Room


August 31, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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Kehilla Community Synagogue
1300 Grand Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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