June Intensive at HUC-JIR/New York for Students and Alumni
GATEWAYS THROUGH PIYUTIM:
DEVOTIONAL PRAYER THROUGH
TEXT STUDY, MUSIC, MEDITATION, AND YOGA
Led by Rabbis Myriam Klotz and Sheila Weinberg
Accompanied by Dan Nadel and guests
June 9-12, 2014
9am – 5pm
Cost: No charge for current students; $450 for HUC-JIR alumni.
Enrollment will be capped, and determined on a first-come, first-served basis.
Students: This is a 1-credit course.
Though registration opens in April, to reserve a spot please RSVP now if interested.
RSVP and further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Piyutim contain some of the most devotional prayers of our tradition and invite contemplation
of life in relationship to the universe, the self, and the divine. With resurgence of interest in
piyutim in Israel and North America, scholars and Jewish clergy are exploring this liturgical
poetry through music, text study, yoga, and dance, and sharing these treasures of the Jewish
tradition in synagogues and other Jewish settings. This work comes to HUC-JIR/New York
this summer as Rabbis Myriam Klotz and Sheila Weinberg, together with musician Dan
Nadel, offer an intensive, multi-dimensional exploration of piyutim.
We will examine each piyut to explore the nature of devotional prayer and how we might
embody devotional prayer in our lives and help others in prayerful expression as well.
Through text study, singing with live musical accompaniment, daily yoga, and meditation, we
will explore piyutim as the composers may have—as expressions of awakening to the divine.
Suitable for all levels of yoga experience.