A Different Approach to Prayer

Try a different approach to prayer by joining us at our creative service held six Shabbatot during the year and on the second day of Rosh Hashanah. “Creative” means that no two services are the same. In rotation, lay leaders build group prayer, discussion and study around prayers, poems and/or prose, as well as academic sources from the Jewish and non-Jewish worlds. They often introduce Chassidic Nigunim (songs) or moving modern Hebrew melodies and songs not typically found in standard services. Each time the focus changes, depending on the leader. The emphasis on a particular Shabbat may be on the Torah portion of the week, on an upcoming holiday, or on a contemporary ethical issue. Directed meditation is an occasional element, creating a reflective Shabbat atmosphere.

Part of the fun of attending our Creative Service is the opportunity to think about and engage in Jewish values and life in a manner different from that of our traditional service, which is held simultaneously in the main synagogue. And – for the sake of community – everybody joins together for kiddush!

You can find the dates and times of our Creative Services on the synagogue schedule posted on this website.

Or and Feliza ZoharMotzei Shabbat, 20.10.18 at 19:30 –  Or and Feliza Zohar, Melave Malka with their band

An evening of sacred music evening with Feliza and Or Zohar, performing original melodies for texts taken from Jewish sources

Feliza and Or Zohar, residents of Mitzpe Hararit in the heart of the Galilee, have been creating and leading sacred songs for 15 years. They perform their songs at festivals, song circles and communities in Israel and around the world. To date, they have issued two albums: Lev Tahor (2007) and Mikolot Mayim (2016) and are working on a third.

Feliza and Zohar are happy to return to Hod veHadar for the second time, on a special evening, just before they leave for a concert tour in the United States. They will share new and familiar melodies and for ancient prayers.
Participants: Rabbi Or Zohar: vocals, guitar. Feliza Zohar: vocal, harmonium. Eyal Loman: percussion. Amiram Granot:  wind instruments
Tickets: NIS 50 including refreshments