Two weeks ago, Shomrei experienced a very special Shabbat – one, that for many of us, felt transformative. Aided by our musical scholar-in-residence, Joey Weinsenberg, we engaged in services – whether it be by humming a nigun (a wordless melody) or chanting a prayer – with a stronger sense of freedom to sing and to express ourselves. Our collective voices filled the sanctuary as one.
I have received so many comments from congregants about how special this Shabbat was. There is interest among us in building a “singing community” at Shomrei and we plan to continue with components of what Joey taught us in our services.
I look forward to singing together.
Sara Ann Erichson
President, Congregation Shomrei Emunah