A Lot Going On

We had our first teachers’ meeting Sunday morning at one of the synagogues I work at. Saw some old friends and looking forward to making new ones. I am very excited about co-teaching sixth grade with a very artistic colleague. The couple of things I had in mind regarding how to reinforce the concept/meaning of prayers she was very receptive to. We are suppose to get together for lunch this Thursday to organize and exchange ideas. The one project I would like to do with the students is have them pick their favorite prayer and use micro-calligraphy to express their feelings about it. I thought it would be awesome to put them out on nicely covered tables in November for their class Shabbat service with a sign explaining what this kind of art is. I really want to make prayer thought provoking for the students. I don’t want them just sitting in class and reciting the whole time. That would be boring for me as well.

Yesterday, I finally put down on paper the melody that has been stuck in my head for the prayer Adon Olam. I am soooo excited about this. Hopefully this will take to me writing some others. Today I will put the words in and tweak the timing a little bit. The timing I had in my head did not sound so great on the playback. At the same time I am learning to navigate and use Finale Notepad which is the program I have for writing music.

High Holidays is still weighing on my mind. Looking forward to them, but also happy when they are done since I am responsible for everything in my congregation.

Well, time to go and get busy, and hopefully if the weather holds out, get in the pool for a little while.

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.
This entry was posted in All In A Day, Music, synagogue, Teaching, Teaching music. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s