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Welcome to EAJL
Thursday 6th June - Sunday 9th June 2013DON'T MISS THIS AMAZING OPPORTUNITY! BOOK NOW WHILST PLACES LAST, ONLY £275!
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Following on the tremendous success of our first retreat in 2012, we are delighted to announce the dates for 2013. Please join us for this special learning experience for all prayer leaders at Skeet Hill House, Orpington, Kent, UK.
Here's what some of 2012's participants said...
- What do you get when you put 27 Jewish prayer leaders together for four days in a farmhouse in northern Kent? The answer: a lot of noise, a lot of study and a lot of deep reflection on what prayer means.
- Thank you for your care, your teaching and for an utterly inspirational weekend!
- The T’filla labs witnessing learning in action. Learning in a safe and supportive space.
- I now realise leading is not just about singing right, but I have to work on who I am as a person.
"Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to join Chazan Jack Kessler, Rabbi Marcia Prager, Chazan Jalda Rebling and myself as we daven and learn together with Sh’lichei Tsibburs, prayer leaders, from all over Europe" says Chazan Jaclyn Chernett.
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Summer 2013 Program
The Conservative Yeshiva Summer Program offers the opportunity for intensive Hebrew and Jewish text study in a dynamic learning community. The Volunteer and Study program offers the opportunity of giving back to the Jerusalem community by volunteering with an Israeli non-profit organization, while also studying at the Yeshiva.
Beginning and advanced students are welcome.Session I: June 23 - July 11, 2013 Session II: July 14 - August 1, 2013 (Sessions will not be repetitive)
The Conservative Yeshiva Summer Program includes: -
- Five levels of Hebrew Ulpan each morning
- Advanced Talmud - intensive each morning
- Classes in Rabbinic Texts, Tanach, Tefillah, & Halacha
- A chance to be part of a diverse learning community
- Three volunteer tracks: education, caring for the community, organizational development
The Volunteer and Study Program is in cooperation with Skilled Volunteers for Israel. The Conservative Yeshiva is a project of the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, under the academic auspices of the Jewish Theological Seminary.
The phenomenon of the birth of Jewish communities all over Europe, like a phoenix after the flames of the Shoah, has given rise to the need for these congregations to sustain themselves by accessing their often lost heritage. Chazanim (Cantors) and Rabbis are not affordable for most of these groups and unless they have lay people who are able to lead prayer services and life-cycle events, the cultural and religious necessities that bind community, they will find it difficult to sustain themselves and grow.
EAJL nurtures and inspires able individuals who seek to lead their groups in tefillah (prayer), by matching each of them with a professional cantor according to the tradition and language in which they wish to learn, who becomes their mentor.
Jewish prayerbook texts of the siddur and mahzor are embedded in their specific music. The teachers guide students along their spiritual journey and train them in the skills of traditional nusach (prayer chant) and melodies appropriate for each synagogue prayer service. Students can also learn biblical cantillations of different traditions. Each student chooses what he/she wishes to learn.
Individual coaching is supported by seminars with well-chosen scholars. Resources are reviewed constantly. Chazan Jaclyn Chernett, EAJLs founder, together with the team of directors, works with the Cantors Assembly, the largest body of professional chazanim in the world, to ensure the best network of professional teachers.
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Click on the picture to hear Chazan Jaclyn Chernett explain.
Chazan, Hazzan, Cantor, Shliach Tsibbur (Messenger of the Congregation), Baal Tefillah (Master of Prayer), are all words that mean leader of Jewish prayer.
A Chazan / Hazzan / Cantor is the title of a person who is qualified to do so.