I’m very excited to announce that I will be singing as the Cantor at High Holiday services for the new congregation Kabbalat Leitzaneet, led by my friend, Kohenet (Hebrew Priestess) Lauren Stein. The High Holidays Rosh HaShannah and Yom Kippur make up the Jewish New Year, and represent a time of reflection on the past year, as well as looking ahead to our hopes and dreams for the year to come. With this new congregation, Kabbalat Leitzaneet seeks to create an alternative Jewish experience in Guelph.
Rosh HaShannah – Saturday, September 20, 2020
(Shabbat, 1 Tishrei, 5781)
If you are able to join us at the event in Guelph, we’ll be meeting in Royal City Park at the Bandshell Gazebo at 12:30 PM. The prayer service beings at 2:15 PM, and will be live-streamed to my Facebook page. Afterwards, Lauren will lead a contemplation discussion at 4 PM with apples and honey. Please bring a travel mug or reusable bottle with water, a thermal travel mug with a hot beverage, your own hand sanitizer and wipes, a mask and gloves if you wish, and a kippah if you wear one. Dress appropriately for fall weather. Wine and grape juice will be served as part of the ritual, so feel free to bring a wine glass as well. Contributions are appreciated but not required, and the catered artisanal vegan lunch is available for an additional cost.
Of course, if you cannot make it to the service in person, I would love to see you tune in on Facebook. The livestream will begin at 2 PM, and the service will start at about 2:15 PM. I will be singing a selection of Hebrew songs, both liturgical and popular.
Yom Kippur – Monday, September 28, 2020
This prayer service will also be live-streamed to my Facebook page, with me singing as cantor. Check back next week for more details!