Hadar Boston: Torah Leyning Workshop with Shira Fischer
How To Read Torah: A 5-Part Torah Leyning Workshop with Shira Fischer and Hadar Boston
Never learned to chant Torah? Haven’t done it in years? Come learn (or refresh) your Torah reading with Hadar Boston in five sessions! Trope or layning or Ta’amei hamikra or Torah cantillation: whatever you call it, this workshop will teach you how to turn the symbols into the traditional tune used to chant the Torah. Taught by expert Torah reader and teacher Shira Fischer, this learning series will meet 5 times. The first and last sessions will meet in-person at Lehrhaus and the middle three sessions will be virtual. Commitment to attend all is highly-encouraged.
Prerequisites: Reading printed Hebrew out loud (comprehension helps but not required), curiosity and a desire to sing things over and over!
Our first and last sessions will meet in-person at Lehrhaus from 7:30-9:00PM.
The second, third, and fourth session will meet virtually from 7:30-8:30PM.
By day, Shira H. Fischer is a physician policy researcher focusing on health information technology research. Outside of work, she is involved in the Jewish community in her home community of Washington Square Minyan and is also active in local politics as a Brookline Town Meeting Member. Shira first learned to read Torah at Solomon Schechter Day School, where her children are now students (and budding layners!), and she used to read Torah at Kehilat Hadar in its early days when she would visit New York City. Shira has since taught Torah reading and other Jewish learning topics in various settings and was formerly an AJWS Dvar Tzedek fellow. Shira and her husband live in Brookline with their three children with whom they spend each summer in Israel.