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Drumming As Prayer Class

Monday, August 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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

Taught by Debbier 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. We will take time to go inward using mindfulness tools, and then learn hand drum technique and play some rhythms. It is a powerful experience to drum in a circle with others and carry the beat together.

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 Rosh Hashonah morning service at the Scottish Rite Center in Oakland. Participants who want to join us in drumming at High Holydays 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). 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.

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

Dates: Monday, August 13 from 7-8:30 in the sanctuary and Sunday, September 2 from 4-5:30 in the Fireside Room

Cost: $18/class for members for those signing up for both classes – and $25/ class for members for one class.

$25/class for general public for those signing up for both classes – and $30/class for one class

To Register: You can register online here, or send check payable to Kehilla to Kehilla, 1300 Grand Ave., Piedmont, CA 94610.

Classes take place at Kehilla Community Synagogue, 1300 Grand Ave., Piedmont, CA 94610

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


Monday, August 13, 2018
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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