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For The Love Of The Music
Music is an integral part of any Jewish
worship service. It’s often what transports
us to expanded, prayerful states of consciousness
On a Tuesday night each month, Mitzi
Schwarz leads a gathering called “For The
Love Of The Music” at Bethel Lutheran
Church in their library from 7:30 pm to 9
pm. This is open to everyone, members
and non-members alike.
We look at the prayers of our Shabbat
service, learn the melodies thoroughly
and methodically, learn the origins of the
prayers, examine their meanings, and
share how these meanings do or don’t apply
to our own lives today.
For the next few months, we’ll focus on
the music of our Friday night service;
once we’ve moved through this music,
we’ll begin exploring music of other
worship services: High Holy Days liturgy,
Passover, etc. And we’ll explore the original
music composed by our own Makom
members, past and present.
When & Where
Makom Ohr Shalom
Makom Ohr Shalom is a diverse community committed to outreach and inclusiveness in prayer, Torah study and everything else we do. We honor Jewish traditions of meditation and spirituality by including silent meditation, guided visualization, chanting, and original music in our services, together with traditional prayers. Members engage in social justice work together, celebrate each others joyous milestones and support one another in times of sorrow. “Makom Ohr Shalom” means “a place for the light of peace.” Thus, the name of our synagogue reminds us of our best spiritual vision and aspiration.