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Piyut: Sephardic Jewish Liturgical Music – SP 2020 (Offered by HAMAQOM)

Thursday, April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Offered by HAMAQOM

“Piyut is a chain of tradition of Jewish culture on every level. It is the melody of the heart and the longing for all of the good that lies within the Jewish world and its many communities” -Professor Ephraim Hazan, Bar Ilan University. Join us for an exploration of the enchanting world of Sephardic Piyut. Piyutim are Jewish liturgical poems, written in Hebrew and sung in prayer, at lifecycle events and at Jewish communal gatherings and celebrations. In this course, we will learn to sing piyutim from different lifecycle events, while examining the texts of these poems from Morocco, Yemen, Iraq and Spain with Rabbi Tsipi Gabbai as our guide.

Topics: Classic and Contemporary TextsThe Arts

Educator: Tsipi Gabai

Thursday, April 23, 2020 thru Thursday, May 14, 2020
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

All sessions

  • Thursday, 04/23/2020 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm with Tsipi Gabai 
  • Thursday, 04/30/2020 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm with Tsipi Gabai 
  • Thursday, 05/07/2020 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm with Tsipi Gabai 
  • Thursday, 05/14/2020 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm with Tsipi Gabai
As a nonprofit, HAMAQOM | The Place relies on tuition to help cover the direct cost of our course offerings. We offer a tiered pricing structure to ensure that cost is not a barrier to participation. Please evaluate your own ability to pay, and select the option that makes it possible for you to participate. To inquire about pricing or scholarships, please email us at info@hmqm.org.

Class co-sponsored by Kehilla Community Synagogue.

All classes held at Kehilla Community Synagogue in the Back Classroom – Main Floor

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Thursday, April 23
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Kehilla Community Synagogue
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Piedmont, CA 94610 United States
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