Rabbi Andrew Hahn, proclaimed the “Maestro of Kirtan” by Rabbi David Ingber of NYC’s Romemu Center, presents a concert onSaturday, March 24 at Congregation Tifereth Israel (CTI) in Glen Cove. The 7:30 p.m. concert by the Kirtan Rabbi is free; the public is invited share this joyous, participatory musical event.
Kirtan, singing based on call and response, is a form of chant developed in India to heighten participation and communal feeling. Said the late Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, the founder of the Jewish Renewal movement, “Within seconds of beginning to chant in Hebrew, the room became charged with palpable, sacred energy.” Jay Michaelson, author of Everything is God, stated: “This is not your bubbe’s Judaism but after a few minutes, she’ll be clapping and dancing along with the rest of us.” It is not necessary to know Hebrew or even to be Jewish to participate.
For further information on The Kirtan Rabbi in Concert, at CTI on Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m., please call (516) 676-5080 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Long Island’s oldest continuously operating Jewish congregation, Congregation Tifereth Israel has provided innovative Jewish programming and education to the Long Island community since 1897. CTI is located in Glen Cove at 40 Hill Street, at the intersection of Landing Road and Cottage Row.