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Wed, Dec 15



Avodat Lev

Avodat Lev (Heart Work) is a contemplative chant-based practice in Hebrew & English, based on the evening/ Ma'ariv service. No experience necessary!

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Avodat Lev
Avodat Lev

Time & Location

Dec 15, 2021, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST


About the Event

Avodat Lev (Heart Work) is a contemplative chant-based practice based on one of the three Jewish services to honor the passing of the day. We will follow the core structure of the evening/Maariv service. Our avodah/service will include Hebrew and English chanting, guided meditation and meditative silence. The practice is meant to guide us in greeting the morning and cultivate connection. Avodat Lev was initially crafted by Adamah housed at Isabella Freedman Retreat Center.

No experience/familiarity with any sort of prayer or liturgy necessary!

Bio of facilitator: Simcha Halpert-Hanson  (they/them) is a teacher, song facilitator, drummer, and ritual leader.  Simcha has led tefillah workshops, klaf (holy parchment) production workshops, text study and facilitated rhythmic and songful prayer experiences in many communities across the Northeast.  They're the founder of Avodas Lev Northampton and co-founder of Nishmat Shoom, TransHallel, and Queer Jewish Farmers.  Simcha is currently in their second year of rabbinical school at Hebrew College.

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