Hadar Boston Pre-Pesah Learning
Hadar Boston Pre-Pesah Learning

Singing Our Way Out of Egypt

March 19, & 26
7:00 - 8:30 PM Eastern
Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward St, Newton, MA  



Join us for a 2-part lecture series to help prepare you for the music of Pesah! The cost for each lecture is $10 and includes dinner beforehand. If finances pose an obstacle to participation, please reach out to [email protected] and we would be happy to accommodate.

Part One - March 19: Singing Through Seder: Hallel - A Case Study
R. Elie Lehmann, Director at Hadar Boston
Sandwiched right before and after the main meal of Seder night, Hallel often gets little attention. Sometimes it’s skipped altogether. Why is it there at all? We will explore midrashic, halakhic and contemporary texts in an attempt to make Hallel a beloved part of your next Seder.

Part Two - March 26: Singing Through Chaos
R. Aviva Richman, Rosh Yeshiva at Hadar
Song of the Sea is often thought of as the first song Israel sang as a people, celebrating a moment of triumph and redemption.  But according to midrashim and legends in the Talmud, our first song was earlier - still in the depths of Egypt! Join us to explore texts about singing in darkness and chaos, considering the ways song and prayer can hold the very dynamic roller coasters of our lives.

Thank You To Our Co-Sponsors:

  • Cambridge Minyan
  • Minyan Darchei Shalom
  • Hebrew College
  • JCDS
  • Cong. Kehillath Israel
  • Minyan Ma'or
  • Mishkan Tefila
  • Temple Beth Elohim
  • Temple Beth Shalom
  • Temple Beth Zion
  • Temple Emanuel of Newton
  • Temple Israel of Natick
  • Temple Reyim
  • Temple Sinai
  • Walnut Street Minyan
  • Washington Square Minyan
  • Schechter Boston