Congregation Bonai Shalom will host Rabbi Andrew Hahn, Ph.D., (Kirtan Rabbi) in concert on March 3, 2013, co-sponsored by Congregations Nevei Kodesh and Pardes Levavot. Kirtan Rabbi’s music is characterized by great energy, passion and melodic flow. He combines a variety of tools to introduce Jewish Wisdom to an increasingly global, religious village. Rabbi Andrew Hahn holds a Ph.D. in Jewish Thought from the Jewish Theological Seminary (Conservative) and received rabbinic ordination from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (Reform). He has also studied at the feet of Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, founder of the Jewish Renewal Movement. Dubbed “a Shlomo Carlebach for the twenty-first century,” he weaves traditional Jewish liturgy and musical modes into the increasingly popular call-and-response chant technology from India, known as Kirtan.
His main vocation is to make Torah accessible, deep and fun, — to Jew and non-Jew alike — in a way that is participatory and memorable. David Leipziger Teva, Rabbi and Director of Religious and Spiritual Life at Wesleyan University, recently wrote to Rabbi Hahn, saying, “You have enlightened our community in countless ways. I am envisioning your coming back every eighteen months or so. We should not let students graduate without being exposed to your Torah.”
Kirtan Rabbi will perform on Sunday March 3 at 7:00 pm at Congregation Bonai Shalom, 1527 Cherryvale Rd., Boulder. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 day of show. Tickets can be purchased at http://kirtanrabbiatbonaishalom.brownpapertickets.com.