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Na’or is a meditative, song-filled, transformative prayer and soul healing experience.

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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.

DAVENING TEAM

Rabbi Aviva Funke

Co-Founder, Spiritual Leadership, Musical Curator, Lead Vocals

Brock Pollock

Musical Director, Guitar, Standing Base

Rachel Kann

Poet, Priestess, and Educator

Yosef Funke

Production, Percussion, Hospitality

Rabbi Gabriel Botnick

Co-Founder and Spiritual Leadership, Vocals, Percussion

Jeremy Lawrence

Guitar, Standing Base

Allison Elizabeth

Vocals

Gidon Shikler

Guitar, Vocals, Percussion

Rabbi Rose Prevenzer

Vocals, Hospitality

Menachem Minski

Percussion, Classic Guitar

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