A Great Shabbat Experience

What a wonderful way to begin Shabbat Friday.

I was asked to conduct Shabbat Services for the Assistant Living at the Court At Palm Aire, I introduced myself, gave out their siddurim, lit candles and started with Shalom Aleichem. One of the residents with such cavanah “la la la(ed)” her way through the prayer. I never had that happen before without soliciting it, and it was so beautiful. She has speech difficulties, but that syllable she can say loud and clear. It was awesome. Off and on during the service, this was how she participated. It made my Shabbat. It reminded me of the midrash about the little boy who plays his flute during a Yom Kippur service because he wasn’t old enough to know the prayers yet and the congregants complain. The rabbi tells the congregants that his sincere prayer went up into the heavens just like theirs. WOW! How beautiful! I guess I am still really touched by this experience.

Bittersweet last day of Religious School today. Glad I can sleep in on Sundays now, but I still have a lot of music to share! Never enough time. After all these years in Jewish Education, I can’t get useto that!

Shavua tov eveyone.

About cantorrisa

I am a Cantor, Judaic Studies, and music teacher. I enjoy sharing my knowledge, and help people from young to old love being Jewish. I teach and sing in several synagogues and schools in the area. I officiate all life cycle events and teach students, children and adults, privately for their b'nai mitzvah ceremonies. I also enjoy studying Bible with all faiths either individually or in small groups (chevruta). I conduct Shabbat and High Holiday Services at K'hilat Bayt Shira and Senior Communities in the area. In my spare time, I teach key board and guitar. I am married to a wonderful man, have two children and six grandchildren. My hobbies are writing, playing and listening to music, learning, reading, crocheting and knitting.
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