OM Shalom - A Jewish Kirtan!

Sunday, April 6, 3:00pm | Music

Join us for a Jewish kirtan, an all-kosher adaptation of the ancient Hindu practice of sacred communal singing.  Kirtan is a call-and-response form of devotional music, native to India but now popular around the world in many blends - and an important part of traditional yogic practice.  The creation of sacred community through breath, voice, music and, often, spontaneous dance, kirtan singing also invokes the communal meditational spirit that is at the heart of most Jewish prayer services.  OM Shalom will include a collection of songs created or adapted for Jewish kirtans in Portland yoga studios and an occasional Shabbat service at Portland's Congregation Shir Tikvah. OM Shalom will be highly participatory - so come prepared to sing!

Bring your pillow for comfy floor seating! Chairs will also be available.  



  About the Musicians J.D. Kleinke is an author and musician, and has provided instrumental accompaniment for services at Congregation Shir Tikvah since 2005.  Rabbi Ariel Stone has served Shir Tikvah since 2001, and is the author of Because All is One, a book on the role of the mystical sefirot in Jewish belief and practice. Tasha Danner is an actor, musician, yoga therapist and yoga teacher, performs in plays and musicals around Portland, and for eight years led kirtans with Mala. Timothy Crespi is a Naropa-trained psychotherapist, and studied kirtan and traditional Indian drumming while living and traveling in India.  

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