Rabbi Shefa Gold joins the ACC-GTM Convention
The American Conference of Cantors (ACC) is pleased to announce the next scholar-in-residence for the June 2018 joint convention with their affiliate, the Guild of Temple Musicians (GTM) to be held in Dallas, Texas.
Rabbi Shefa Gold is a leader in Aleph: Alliance for Jewish Renewal and received her ordination both from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and from Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi. Shefa is the director of C-DEEP, The Center for Devotional, Energy and Ecstatic Practice in Jemez Springs, New Mexico. Shefa composes and performs spiritual music, has produced ten albums, and her liturgies have been published in several new prayer-books. She teaches workshops and retreats on the theory and art of Chanting, Devotional Healing, Spiritual Community Building, Meditation, and trains Chant Leaders in Kol Zimra, a two year program for rabbis, cantors and lay leaders. She is a resource faculty for the Institute for Jewish Spirituality and a fellow for CLAL's Rabbis without Borders. She was recently named "One of the 33 most Inspiring Rabbis in America," by the Jewish Forward. Shefa's newest project is called SOULIFT, a one-week immersion in spiritual practice designed to lift us into the Soul perspective. Shefa combines her grounding in Judaism with a background in Buddhist, Christian, Islamic, and Native American spiritual traditions to make her uniquely qualified as a spiritual bridge celebrating the shared path of devotion.
She is the author of Torah Journeys: The Inner Path to the Promised Land, and In the Fever of Love: An Illumination of the Song of Songs published by Ben Yehuda Press, and The Magic of Hebrew Chant: Healing the Spirit, Transforming the Mind, Deepening Love, published by Jewish Lights.
Shefa will be presenting a keynote address at the ACC-GTM convention, entitled "Becoming Whole, Becoming Healers: Re-wiring the brain through Music and Prayer" and presenting three workshops; Meditation as the Foundation of Prayer, Chant as Spiritual Practice, and Spiritual Leadership from the Inside Out.
The ACC-GTM convention will be held at the Westin Galleria Hotel in Dallas, Texas from June 24-28, 2018. Registration information will be released soon and will be available to members-in-good-standing of the ACC and GTM. Visit the ACC website or follow our convention planning on Facebook for more information as it becomes available.
For information about how to order CD's and about Shefa's teaching schedule, visit her website: www.rabbishefagold.com