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2018 EAJL T’filla Leaders’ Retreat

5th - 8th July 2018

Earlybird Booking has now opened for our next T’filla Leaders’ Retreat!

Taking place from Thursday 5th July to Sunday 8th July 2018 in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, this weekend retreat enables participants from across the world to come together to form a supportive and spiritual community, where we as Sh’lichei Tsibbur can engage in a deeper understanding of what it means to enter the world of t’filla and develop confidence in ourselves to lead it.

Following feedback from previous years, this Retreat will be based on the ‘t’filla lab’ experience. Participants will all be involved in leading part of the services throughout the weekend and through this we will learn what works and what might even work better for the sh’liach tsibbur.

Teaching will include how to create mood, craft space, engage people in prayer, respect different traditions, use silence and meditation, use nusach and niggunim, structure timing and how to connect to and hold the kehilla.

It isn’t only about the ‘how does it go’ but it’s about ‘how can I enable my community to open their hearts for a deeper t´filla experience’.

We hope you can join us. Places are limited so do book early!

Click here here for more information if you have any other questions or would like to book a place please do get in touch by emailing Stephen here or call Chazan Jacky at +44 208 958 5090


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Why Nusach?

Click on the picture to hear Chazan Jaclyn Chernett explain.

Chazan, Hazzan, Cantor, Sh’liach Tsibbur (Messenger of the Congregation), Ba’al 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.