Did you know that King David had a secret chord that he played, and it pleased the Lord?
Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” is now an internationally beloved and covered song. But the Levites have been practicing music as a “carrier wave” for prayers for millennia.
Eyal Rivlin will lead us as we, as a community, dive into the wellspring of sacred chanting. Backed by some of Boulder’s top musicians, including Michelle Wolf (Vocals), Elinor Mayer-Tzang (Vocals and woodwinds), Joe Lukasik (Clarinet and saxophone), Bill McCrossen (Bass), Stephen Bross (Tabla and percussion), and using ancient Hebrew melodies and mantras, we will build a sonic temple using our voices. Chanting has been shown to calm the nervous system, clear the mind, and, most importantly, create a space where the heart can soar.
Although Eyal Rivlin was born in the blistering heat of Israel’s Jordan Valley, his heart seems to spring from Renaissance Europe. His passion for celebrating music, dance, psychology, and spiritual growth has led him from the Tel Aviv music scene on a pilgrimage of discovery through Europe and India and on to the United States.
Now happily centered in Boulder, Eyal inspires joy through teaching, performing, and facilitating events, playing with world fusion ensembles, and leading evenings of ecstatic song and dance. With over 25 years of teaching experience, Eyal builds bridges between cultures through his open-hearted teaching style.
Eyal has been teaching in the Program in Jewish Studies at CU Boulder for the last 10 years, and his students have described his teaching style as “inspiring, refreshing, accessible, creative and engaging.” He runs the annual Schmooze-a-Palooza Hebrew music festival at CU’s Old Main Chapel and delights in bringing the greatest hits of Israeli music to life.
Tuesday, November 15 | 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Boulder JCC, 6007 Oreg Avenue
The cost of this event is $18. Please REGISTER HERE for this event.