TBS will be hosting Rabbi Andrew Hahn -- aka the 'Kirtan Rabbi' -- for a performance to benefit Hillel at the University of New Mexico on the evening of Saturday, December 8th at 7:00 p.m.
A Kirtan Rabbi event unites a celebration of Torah and music in a way that allows people of all ages (and faiths) to discover renewed energy within their Jewish or spiritual practice through singing, dancing, and exalted communal feeling.
A long time martial arts instructor with a doctorate in Jewish philosophy, Rabbi Hahn laces his simple, alluring chants with meditation techniques and traditional learning. Rabbi Hahn characterizes Hebrew Kirtan as, "fully participatory call-and-response chant where short, sacred phrases from the Jewish tradition are treated as powerful, universal meditations. It is at once contemplative, ecstatic, and simply fun."
Rabbi Hahn received rabbinic ordination from Hebrew Union CollegeJewish Institute of Religion and earned a Ph.D. from the Jewish Theological Seminary, both in New York City. He has two musical CDs: Kirtan Rabbi: Live!, recorded at New York's fabled Congregation B'nai Jeshurun on Manhattan's Upper West Side and the recently released, studio production, Achat Sha'alti (One Thing I Seek).
Performance clips are available at http://kirtanrabbi.com/
Tickets are $36 per person and $10 for students. For more information call Sherry Roy at the Jewish Federation of New Mexico: (505) 821-3214.
Temple Beth Shalom (View)
205 East Barcelona Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505