Mussar is a Jewish system for personal growth, specifically in the realm of character trait refinement, helping individuals to find balance and strength in key inner traits that are essential for leading a fulfilling life. Each monthly session will be an exploration of this system through these character traits, studying text sources and considering out how to bring that into personal life and experience. No prior experience of knowledge needed; each month will be its own exploration, so feel free to come when you can!
Why is the Torah chanted? Does it take special skill? Do I need a good voice? (No!) Could I possibly ever learn to chant from the Torah?
If you have ever wondered about any of the above, welcome to Torah Cantillation, the special code system that anyone can learn to chant from the Torah. This monthly class will teach you the not-so-secret system of Torah chanting, with guidance and time for practice both in class and in between. Chanting Torah here at NVHC is not reserved for B’nai Mitzvah students and clergy; come add your voice to bring life and sound to our sacred text.
Prerequisites: Beginning Hebrew or equivalent (ability to read Hebrew phonetically).
Fee: Members and Tamid students – Free; Non-Members – $36
Text: The Art of Torah Cantillation, $28.95 (comes with CD)