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Our Next Workshop! “All My Bones Shall Praise”: Praying with Your Whole Self

A Weekend Workshop with Rabbi Jonathan Kligler & Carol Fox-Prescott
Friday, December 5  Sunday, December 7, 2014

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Special Inaugural Year Discounts:

WJC Members $147.50 (50% off regular fee)

All others $265.50 (10% off regular fee)

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Do you long to move, to fill your lungs, to sing out, to more fully express the life that flows through you? Full-bodied, full-hearted, full-throated expression: this is a good way to pray. Sadly, prayer has become disembodied – dry and incomprehensible to those who speak the words. But prayer is not a laundry list; prayer is an expression of our innermost yearnings, joys, and desire to feel connected to life within and around us!

You don’t have to “believe” in order to pray. The answer to our prayers is in the experience we can attain when we pray of being more fully alive.

In this workshop we awaken and embody our prayers and the prayers of our ancestors. Through movement and voice, creative improvisation, text study, and a sacred and safe environment, we will move beyond the self-consciousness that often inhibits us and we will become a praying community, joining our energy to the chorus of life that is joyously resounding throughout the universe. There are no prerequisites; physical limitations are not an obstacle. Rabbi Jonathan Kligler and Carol Fox Prescott bring decades of experience to the beautiful work of helping people to fill themselves with life, and you will be held in their safe and loving hands.

Our experience will be rich and joyous and will forever change your understanding of the power and purpose of prayer.

Details: This weekend workshop meets at the Woodstock Jewish Congregation and begins with registration at 4:30pm Friday afternoon, followed by Shabbat dinner and a wonderful evening program. The workshop continues all day Saturday and concludes at 12:00 pm on Sunday. Contact the institute for more information.

Carol Fox Prescott, professional actor, singer, director, acting coach, and playwright, combines her lifelong passion for theater and the creative process with her love for Judaism, and she explores both through her unique lens of breathing, awareness, and joy. Her play, “In The Voice of Our Mothers,” which takes us deep inside the personal lives of Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, Leah, and Miriam, has been performed in synagogues, churches, colleges, and prisons throughout New York City and the Hudson Valley. On stage, she has played Tzeitel in “A Fiddler on the Roof,” Guetele in “The Rothschilds,” Hedda in “Hedda Gabler,” Kate in “Taming of the Shrew,” Catherine in “Pippin,” and Sophie Tucker in her one-woman musical, “Some of These Days.” Her acting studio, Carol Fox Prescott: Acting Classes continues to nurture generations of professional actors, as well as individuals from all walks of life.

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