Kirtan Shabbat in Northampton

Lander Grinspoon Academy (257 Prospect St, Northampton, MA 01060)

Photo By Lynne Graves
Entertainment + Music

Join well-known teacher and composer, Rabbi Andrew Hahn (the Kirtan Rabbi) for a series of chant-infused Friday evening Shabbat services full of music, singing and prayer. Hebrew Kirtan — inspired by a form of devotional prayer developed in India — is continual call-and-response, participatory chant where short, sacred phrases from the Jewish tradition are treated as powerful, universal meditations. It is at once contemplative, ecstatic and simply fun. No need to know Hebrew or be Jewish to feel fully a part of this prayer service.