Edinburgh Festival of
Middle Eastern Spirituality
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Day Workshop: A Jewish
Tuesday, March 4
Meeting Room, Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria
Tirtza and Chana Sophia's workshop draws on Jewish music, Hasidic stories, and meditation based on Jewish sources. It is hoped that through the workshop we will come to a place of true joy. The workshop will consist of the following elements:
This workshop will help us move towards accessing and connecting the Divine blessing into our lives enabling us to see each other with loving eyes and hearts, and reach a place of menuchat hanefesh, peace of mind, enabling us to move towards peace within ourselves, with our families, and our communities, and, of course, for all mankind.
Chana Sophia Yaffe was awarded a degree in education by the elite Gateshead Jewish Training College, and moved to Israel in 1975. After marrying she taught in Horeb High School. As her first album, she produced an anthology of lullabies drawn from Israel's various ethnic and religious communities. "Lullabies from Jerusalem" was selected by the Martha Stewart Home Magazine for its highly coveted recommendation. The Abraham Foundation is one of many charitable organizations to enlist Chana's talents and recordings for their public relations endeavours. Chana Sophia regularly tours in the USA and Europe, participating in programmes of Sufi/Jewish dialogue. She is currently teaching a course "The Power of Hasidic Stories and Melody" at Yakar, in Jerusalem. Chana Sophia's poetry has been published by "Voices." She was featured in the Mishpacha Magazine for their series on outstanding Jewish women today. She lives in Jerusalem with her two children. Her website is www.batkol.com
Singer was born and raised in New York City. She graduated from
the High School of Music and Art in NYC, and subsequently obtained a BA
in early childhood education and an MA in arts and education from Lesley
University MA. She also studied piano improvisation and voice at the New
England Conservatory in Boston and received Dalcroze certification from
the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. She pursued advanced studies
in music at the Manhattan School of Music.
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