For six Monday evenings from 7:30 – 8:30pm ET (February 11, 18, 25, March 3, 10, and 17), learn with Robin Banerji the delightful melodies of the Purim megillah! Along the way, we’ll have the chance to truly understand the book we recite every year, making meaning of the text as a chevruta (learning pair) and as a community.
At the end of the learning series, we’ll have the opportunity to show off our learning by chanting Megillat Esther, in Hebrew or English, for the NSP community at the NSP Purim party on Saturday, March 23, at 7:00pm!The learning series will cover:
—How to chant the trop, or Hebrew cantillation melodies, of the megillah of Esther according to one tradition
—How to use hand signals to aid in chanting practice and recitation
—How to transtropilate, or use trop to chant in languages other than Hebrew (specifically English)
—How to make our own meaning of the text of Esther, and enhancing that meaning with our knowledge of the trop
No previous vocal or Hebrew skills are required!