Congregation Nevei Kodesh will host world-renowned Nava Tehila the weekend of January 17-19, 2020.
Jerusalem-based NGO Nava Tehila composes new music for prayer and trains Jewish leaders around the world in the art of musical and innovative prayer leadership.
Rabbi Ruth Gan Kagan, Nava Tehila’s spiritual director, is known as a dynamic and innovative teacher of Torah. She will be leading Kabbalat Shabbat, along with Saturday morning services, a Shabbat afternoon teaching, Havdalah and a Sunday morning teaching. She and her husband Michael lived in Boulder and were members of Nevei Kodesh and Bonai Shalom while Rabbi Ruth completed her rabbinic studies with Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. She will be joined by Nava Tehila’s musician/composers Daphna Rosenberg and Yoel Sykes.
On Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, Rabbi Ruth will share teachings entitled Ana b’Koach: Kabbalistic Secrets of Ascent. Ana b’Koach is one of the masterpieces of Jewish mystical prayers. Reb Zalman wrote that the prayer “is considered by many to be a very potent passkey that takes our prayers directly to God, even when other avenues are blocked.” It is traditional to read it during the counting of the Omer, but also is prayed at any time of transition, including moving into Shabbat.
Listen to one of their albums at https://navatehila.bandcamp.com/album/waking-heart. And then mark your calendar for Jan. 17-19!