Sunday, January 16, 2011

A weekend of song at the sea -- Minna brings voice to Reading

Minna concluded an inspiring Shabbat Shira weekend with a "sing-in" at the Jewish Community Center here in Reading. It was such a joy to see this part of her young rabbinate -- the part that is about linking Torah and voice to build community and to seek personal and collective liberation -- come into expression in such a wonderful way. She played many of her own songs as well as ones to honor the recently deceased Debbie Friedman. The weekend featured a new group of Community Singers she helped organize. It was a great way to honor the Shabbat where we stand at the reading of the Song of the Sea -- the song that the people Israel sung (Exodus 15) when God saved them at the sea.

Here is a video of one of Minna's most recent original songs (not on any album!):

More videos of Minna singing here.

The weekend also involved the children of the community. I especially love how this little guy below is "playing along" on his guitar.

From Shabbat Shira Weekend Sing-in (2011)
Here's another shot I like.
From Shabbat Shira Weekend Sing-in (2011)

Mazel Tov, Minna!
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1 comment:

Gail said...

Yoffi!!!! Wish we could have been there. Gail