Learner’s Services: Prayer for the People
“Prayer for the People” 5776
Everyone’s welcome to join.
LED BY BRONWEN MULLIN, RABBINIC INTERN FROM JTS
“Prayer for the People” is a practical hands-on learning community within Town and Village’s spiritual home. This minyan will daven (pray) an abbreviated version of the entire service each week, adding additional lines to each of the prayers week after week. In this way the participants will do serious consistent learning and daven. Members will develop confidence in the recitation of each prayer’s ancient words and melodies. We will learn to focus our sacred concentration (kavanah) towards the timeless themes that these prayers evoke, and explore what we, as dynamic individuals, can reveal for ourselves and for others in these prayers.
“Prayer for the People” is a true hevre, a community, of spiritual seekers who learn from one another. Accordingly there will be optional “Prayer for the People” Shabbat dinners and lunches scheduled throughout the year to enjoy each other’s’ company and strengthen our bonds.
“Prayer for the People” will be held on the following dates from 10:30-11:30am. We will then go upstairs to the sanctuary for Rabbi Sebert’s drash and the Musaf service.
Come pray and learn with us this year!
Shabbat mornings for 2015-16:
October 10, 24 &31
December 12 and 19
January 9 and 23
February 6 and 20
March 5 and 19
April 2, 16 and 30
May 14 and 28
June 11 and 25
Bronwen Mullin is a playwright, composer, educator and rabbinical student at the Jewish Theological Seminary of America. She earned her B.A. at Sarah Lawrence College (2006) in Theater and Religious Studies and was an Arts Fellow from 2008-2011 in Musical Theater Composition at the Drisha Institute for Jewish Education. Bronwen is the co-founder of MetaPhys-Ed, a gymnasium for the multi-media exegesis of Jewish texts with performance artist/director Jesse Freedman.