Shabbat

WELCOMING THE SHABBAT BRIDE. In this energetic (and suspenseful) slide-discussion, which has two versions, Debra Band uses her illuminated paintings of Lekha Dodi, Come my Friend, and other imagery to untangle and reveal the hidden meanings of this beloved puzzle-like song at the highpoint of the Kabbalat Shabbat service.  This talk is available in a 7-minute family-oriented version to be included in-person during Friday night Kabbalat Shabbat service in synagogue/temple, or, an expanded 60-minute non-Shabbat slide-discussion for high-school age and up, either in-person or via video-conference. 20% discount on orders of 20+ copies Kabbalat Shabbat: the Grand Unification available upon scheduling class; pdf files for printable color hand-outs for the Friday night talk are available at no cost.

PSALMS AND SENSATION IN THE KABBALAT SHABBAT SERVICE. The ecstatic Kabbalat Shabbat service includes a consecutive series of 5 psalms, with an additional three. In this colorful and energetic slide-discussion studying the texts and sharing the illuminated paintings of these poems from Kabbalat Shabbat: the Grand Unification. Debra Band leads participants into an understanding of how each of these psalms enables us to perceive God’s power in creation using a different kind of physical sense.  Available in-person or via video-conference.  Appropriate for Bar/Bat Mitzvah age through adult. 20% discount on orders of 20+ copies of Kabbalat Shabbat: the Grand Unification available upon scheduling class.

STEREO VISION: ENVISIONING KABBALAT SHABBAT THROUGH ART: UNIFYING THE SPIRITUAL SOUL AND THE SCIENTIFIC MIND. In this absorbing slide-discussion, Debra Band reveals how her illuminated paintings of the most beloved Kabbalat Shabbat customs and prayers enable modern men and women to fuse our spiritual souls, with our modern minds planted in the empirical world of science and information, as we approach this beloved mystical tradition of custom, blessing and song.  Available in-person or via video-conference.  Appropriate for high-school age through adult. 20% discount on orders of 20+ copies of Kabbalat Shabbat: the Grand Unification available upon scheduling class.

WISDOM ETHEREAL AND DOMESTIC: THE WOMAN IN KABBALAT SHABBAT TRADITION. In this fascinating slide-discussion Debra Band explores the personification of Wisdom as a woman in the key biblical texts and Jewish mystical tradition that gave rise to the traditions and liturgies of Kabbalat Shabbat. Imagery presented draws upon Debra’s illuminations of the Song of Songs, Psalms and Kabbalat Shabbat: the Grand Unification. Available in-person or via video-conference.  Appropriate for Bar/Bat Mitzvah age through adult; recommended especially for mother/daughter groups. 20% discount on orders of 20+ copies of Kabbalat Shabbat: the Grand Unification available upon scheduling class.

AROUND THE SHABBAT TABLE.  In this colorful slide discussion sharing materials from  Kabbalat Shabbat: the Grand Unification, Debra Band guides participants into enriching their personal spirituality through the beloved rituals, prayers, blessings and songs traditional for the Shabbat table. Appropriate for Bar/Bat Mitzvah age through adult; recommended especially for family education groups. Available in-person or via video-conference.  20% discount on orders of 20+ copies of Kabbalat Shabbat: the Grand Unification available upon scheduling class.  When complemented by the YOUR SPIRIT IN LIGHTS! WORKSHOP (in person only, not on Shabbat), the workshop will offer an opportunity for participants to develop a visual expression of the ideas most important to them within the Friday night tradition of their choice.

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