Under the Wings of Rafa’el is a project Cantor Sharon Bernstein began five years ago for a congregant undergoing chemotherapy. Now available as a book and CD, the project includes 12 prayers focused on the healing of body and spirit. For each prayer, there are explorations in the form of contemplations, meditations, visualizations, and artistic exercises, plus a recording. It can be used in a variety of ways by people at different stages of emotional and physical healing, and is suitable for individuals as well as a group. While the prayers are in Hebrew, the project is designed for use by people of a wide range of faiths and beliefs.
This event will include a combination of music and readings from the book by Cantor Bernstein.
Books and CDs will be available for purchase.
Sharon Bernstein is a Cantor, singer, composer, Reiki practitioner, and life coach, with a particular interest in exploring the intersections between music, text, and prayer. A graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary, she has been building prayer experiences for over 20 years, incorporating musical expressions from around the world, weaving new rituals, and writing music for liturgy and Yiddish poems. Since 2007, it has been her delight and honor to serve as the Cantor for Congregation Sha’ar Zahav of San Francisco.
Sunday, April 2
Kol Emeth, Main Sanctuary