Shoshana Jedwab is a percussionist, and award-winning Jewish educator. She drums for Kirtan Rabbi, Romemu, Chana Rothman, Storahtelling, Kohenet, shamans, synagogues, healing circles, and Hebrew Schools. Shoshana is a teacher at the Holy Drummers Institute and serves as the A.J. Heschel MS Jewish Studies Coordinator. Shoshana facilitates the drum circle at the JCC in Manhattan.
Shabbat Morning Service, Jewish Renewal Style
Ritual, Prayer & Spirituality,
Jill Hammer and Shoshana Jedwab will facilitate a Jewish Renewal style Shabbat service. Jill Hammer, rabbi, will lead participants on an interactive prayer journey based on a Four Worlds model. Shoshana Jedwab, percussionist, will lead primal devotional chants that open up the heart with her drum. The Torah service will enable participants to choose transformative aliyot (honors) based on the themes of the parasha (Torah portion). Note: There will be musical instruments and mixed-gender seating.
Drum Circle for Children
Arts & Performance,
Children & Families,
Our hearts beat in time while our cells open and shut in synchronous rhythm and motion. Drumming in a group reveals the miracle of the life force in our bodies. Join in the miracle as we entrain together in spontaneous rhythm making. We will have a lot of fun being helplessly connected to one another as the beat goes round and around. This is a great nonverbal, interactive activity that helps us connect with others and with the power of music planted inside us all. This session is open to the whole family!
Text Study Braided With Drumming
Text & Thought
The rabbis of the Talmud taught that the whole Torah is song. We will make Torah come alive in our Drum Yeshiva Circle by studying in an energetic and embodied way. As meaning, music and rhythm makers we will study texts about drumming, music and Judaism. We will read a text, discuss it, and then drum. We will reflect on our experience of this ancient and embodied method of communal learning.