2009 Lag b'omer celebration

Lag b’Omer Drum Circle Remembers Boston Victims

2009 Lag b'omer celebration
2009 Lag b’omer drum circle celebration

On Sunday April 28th  from 4:30 : – 6:30 pm Chabad of NW Metro Denver will host a Drum Circle with a BBQ at the recently opened Metzger Farm in Westminster, in honor of Jewish holiday of Lag b’Omer.

Chabad chose a drum circle to promote a greater sense community unity in light of the tragic events in Boston. The drum circle will beat to variety of tunes including Red Sox favorite “Sweet Caroline.” Participants are encouraged to come wearing Boston paraphernalia.

Rabbi Benjy Brackman, Executive Director of Chabad of NW Metro Denver whose organization is hosting the event, says that a drum circle is a natural choice under the current circumstances. “Our hearts are still very much numb from the past week’s events and a drum circle is the perfect antidote to uplift our spirits and share in each other’s rhythm; the terrorist’s goal was to sow fear, we will combat that, with warmth and love”.

The drum circle will be coordinated by two facilitators who will provide the drums and percussion instruments. Participating in the drum circle does not require any musical experience.

Metzger Farm is being called the crown jewel of the Westminster open space and was only recently acquired as a joint project between the cities of Westminster and Broomfield. The farm house and nine outbuildings remain, and the farm’s ponds make home for wide variety of water fowl including ducks, Canadian Geese, white egrets, great blue herons, night crested herons and pelicans.

Metzger Farm is just north of 120th Ave on Lowell Blvd on the Westminster and Broomfield border.  In case of inclement weather, the program will be held at the Chabad House, 4505 W 112th Ave. Westminster, CO 80031. The event costs $9 per person and $30 per family. For more information and to RSVP please go to www.COJewish.com or call 303.429.5177

The Jewish holiday of Lag B’omer marks the anniversary of the passing of Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai, the author of the Zohar, one the most notable texts on the Kaballah.

About Rabbi Benjy Brackman

Benjy Brackman is the Rabbi/Executive Director of Chabad of NW Metro Denver in Westminster, Colorado.

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