Monday, August 04, 2008

Storahtelling at UJC Cabinet Leadership Retreat in Scottsdale, AZ

By Glenn Grossman

Storah On The Road

This past weekend I was asked to perform with Storahtelling for the UJC Cabinet Leadership retreat in Scottsdale, Arizona. I would guestimate that there were about 150 people or so that attended the function at the absolutely beautiful Fairmont Hotel in Scottsdale. I had the pleasure of performing with Amichai Lau-Lavie, leader, Naomi Less, guitar and vocals and Brian Gelfand, piano and vocals. It was an all around incredible experience.

One of the most memorable moments of the weekend happened during a piece that Amichai and Naomi were leading the group in prayer which included a very creatively done ritual speech while members held lit candles and focused on the meaning of our existence as Jewish people in a modern era.

The aura, impact and deepened sense of the message of community, love and spirituality was expressed in such an honest and meaningful way such that I have never felt before.

I hope everyone gets to share in the Storahtelling experience. It truly brings new light to ancient Judaism.

1 comment:

  1. i've totally had that moment. sneaks up by surprise and just whisks you off to a different planet. afterwards left wondering why this never happened before.