Na’or is a meditative, song-filled, transformative prayer and soul healing experience.
Na’or in Residence
NA’OR SHABBAT SERVICES
Na’or uses ancient Hebrew prayers in meditative chants that break the boundaries of traditional Jewish prayer experiences to elevate our souls.
Na’or experiences include:
Social Connections – Leaving the week behind
Dropping In – Breathwork, body scanning
Open Up – Intention setting, chanting, spoken word art
Taking Off – Thought-provoking sermons, community conversations
Praying – Heart openings, healing
Transform – Finding peace within
Celebrate – with good food, stories, and meaningful conversations
WHY COME TO NA’OR
It is easy to feel disconnected, not just from organized Jewish life, but also from life and society in general. Loneliness, stress, anxiety, and depression are epidemic in all generations across the spectrum of society.
What can give us a deeper sense of belonging? A greater sense of purpose? How can we cope with a mainstream reality that seems to have gone mad? Where can we reconnect to our Jewish identity, shared values, and cultural traditions?
INCLUSIVE NOT EXCLUSIVE
Unfortunately, many prayer communities around the world cultivate a way of communal prayer that requires high levels of learnedness and literacy of the Hebrew language. Sadly, that requirement shuts most Jews and non-Jews out from having a meaningful experience. Regardless of whether you go to a Reform Temple, Conservative Synagogue or Orthodox Shul or any other Jewish congregation, many prayer communities seem to rush through the liturgy in hushed tones, turning our souls’ quest for expression into a burdensome and alienating experience.
Frustrated, many Jewish seekers find themselves turning to yoga, meditation, or other forms of spirituality. And they discover Na’or!
FOR WHOM IS NA’OR
Na’or is a transformative experience for spiritual seekers as well as regular prayer practitioners with the desire to connect with Source, themselves, life and people on deeper levels through ancient Hebrew prayers and open-heart conversations.
We chant new melodies using traditional texts of the Jewish liturgy. We meet each prayer by making intentional connections before we open our voices and let our hearts sing accompanied by string and wind instruments, and drums.
Rabbi Aviva Funke
Co-Founder, Spiritual Leadership, Musical Curator, Lead Vocals
Musical Director, Guitar, Standing Base
Poet, Priestess, and Educator
Production, Percussion, Hospitality
Rabbi Gabriel Botnick
Co-Founder and Spiritual Leadership, Vocals, Percussion
Guitar, Standing Base
Guitar, Vocals, Percussion
Rabbi Rose Prevenzer
Percussion, Classic Guitar