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Kirtan Crossing of the Red Sea this Friday with Ali Schechter – April Kabbalat Shabbat Satsang at IYI – Free and Open to the Public

A special Kirtan Shabbat this Friday night as we chant songs of praise of the Divine (Hallel) and cross the Red Sea together in dance, movement or meditation. With the fabulous Ali Schechter leading those who want to dance their liberation. Also featuring Renee Finkelstein (Radharani).

Bring your timbrels and your hand drums for a special moment!

While these monthly Kirtan Shabbats are always free and open to all, please consider making a donation to make them sustainable. Either at registration, or by using this link:

Sat in Sanskrit means truth; sangha means kehilah, or community. Thanks to a new collaboration between Kirtan Rabbi and Integral Yoga—and with a number of prayer leaders—we are offering to the community a monthly, fully “off-book” Shabbat experience, filled with chanting, meditation, movement, reflection, and, of course, great music! We’ll light candles, make kiddush, break challah, and share our lives. People of all faiths are welcome. Owing to limitations of space, pre-registration is recommended. This event is free*.

Arrive by 8pm to ensure entry. It is hard to hear the buzzer while we are all chanting!

This is a family friendly event. Babies and children always welcome!

*Please consider an optional donation to keep these free events ongoing and sustainable

Rabbi Andrew Hahn, the Kirtan Rabbi, has been offering Hebrew Kirtan concerts and workshops all across the Yoga world for more than a decade. He has played and taught at Bhakti Fest, the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, Jivamukti, Dharma Mitra, the Beloved Festival, Sivananda Ashram, and many Yoga studios around the country. He is a beloved regular Kirtanist at IYI. “Reb Drew” holds a Ph.D. in Jewish philosophy and has been teaching Tai Chi and related arts for almost 40 years. He is resident scholar at Clal: the National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership. He has just released his third CD, Kirtan Rabbi: Nondual, which has been received with critical acclaim. He has two earlier CDs, Kirtan Rabbi: Live! and Achat Sha’alti (“One Thing I Seek”), and a new single, “Shiviti,” soon to be released. They are all available at his website, http://www.kirtanrabbi.com and from iTunes, CD Baby, and the IYI shop.

Shoshana Jedwab is an award-winning Jewish educator and “primal percussionist” who facilitates Jewish-oriented drum circles nationwide. She drums for the Kirtan Rabbi, Congregation Romemu, Chana Rothman, Earth-based celebrations, healing circles, retreats, and synagogues. Shoshana has taught Jewish studies for more than 25 years, and she co-creates ritual experience and embodied prayer for Kohenet, Nehirim, and Storahtelling/Lab Shul. Her new CD, I Remember, a collection of original songs and chants, will be released soon. http://www.shoshanajedwab.com