Welcome the new moon with a joyful, meditative chanting community. Join music and movements specialists, Julie Lipson and Lee Fogel, as they lead a simple and inviting form of call and response chanting– weaving Jewish texts into beautiful music that is both relaxing and energizing.
No Jewish or musical experience necessary. People of all backgrounds welcome. Rosh Chodesh is the Jewish celebration of the new moon. We meet in various locations on (most) Rosh Chodesh dates.
Co-sponsored by Kol Tzedek.
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7:30–9 pm, $10–15, no one turned away
2013–2014 Dates and West Philadelphia Locations
Tue, Dec 3: Dreaming Tree Sun, Mar 2: A-space
Thu, Jan 2: Dreaming Tree Tue, Apr 1: Rotunda
Fri, Jan 31: Shabbat and potluck* Tue, Apr 29: Dreaming Tree
Fri, May 30: Dreaming Tree*
Dreaming Tree: 4721 Pine ~ Kol Tzedek: Calvary, 801 48th ~ A-Space: 4722 Baltimore
Rotunda: 4014 Walnut
*Register and pay ahead if you like for Shabbat dates!
Julie Lipson, M.A., MT-BC is a songwriter and music therapist with a flair for orchestrating interactive musical gatherings for musicians and non-musicians alike. Julie holds an MA from Drexel University’s Creative Arts Therapies Program, and has worked in Jewish communities for more than 10 years, leading services, chanting and drumming, and infusing spiritual practice with creativity. Her craft is a vibrant and playful mixture of all of the above.
Lee Fogel, MA, RSME is a wellness educator and artist devoted to helping people live creative, empowered lives according to their bodies’ wisdom. A Registered Somatic Movement Educator and Reiki practitioner, her practice draws on extensive experience in the arts, education, and somatic practice, including graduate degree studies in Dance and Somatic Well-being and traditional mentorship in Reiki, Usui Shiki Ryoho. She has taught and performed at SOMAfest NYC, Falls Bridge Improvisation Festival, Oberlin College, Swarthmore College, with the Philly Contact Collective, and at various locations throughout and beyond Philadelphia. In both performance and education, she is devoted to kindling joy for being alive in our bodies.