OU Ba’alei Tefillah Seminar

21 Aug 2019

The Orthodox Union is pleased to invite your Ba’alei Tefillah to participate in a special, interactive webinar series. This program, the first of its kind, is designed to serve and support those who assume the responsibility of inspiring and leading the Jewish people to connect with Hakadosh Baruch Hu on the most important days of the year. The sentiments in the Hineni prayer remind us of the extraordinary potential of Ba’alei Tefillah, to transform what could be empty ritual by the Mispallelim into true Avodah she-Balev, with melodies and passion that open the gates of Heaven.

The OU has assembled luminaries in a specially-designed series for Ba’alei Tefillah as the Yamim Nora’im approach who will offer insight on subjects that are directly relevant to Chazzanim. All Chazzanim for any part of Yamim Noraim davening are welcome, including those leading secondary or smaller Minyanim. Timing has been chosen to welcome participants living in different time zones, and sessions will be recorded and made available as a permanent resource. 

Often, even one special moment on the Yamim Noraim can make a difference in a person’s life. We hope you will join us to help generate awareness, accuracy, and inspiration that can create life-changing experiences.

Monday evening, September 2, 8 pm, 1 hour
Rav Hershel Schachter
Halakhic Guidance for the Sheliach Tzibbur

Sunday evening, September 8, 8 pm (1 hour)
Chazzan Yitzy Spinner
Guidance for Proper Nusach and Tune Choices –

Sunday, September 15, 8 pm (1 hour)
Rebbetzin Adina Schmidman
Thoughts from congregants about best practices for a ba`al tefillah.

Sunday, September 22, (TBA) (1 hour)
Inspiration for the Chazzan
R’ Mordechai WilligDiveri Hisorerus and advice on how to maintain kavannah at the amud
Charlie Harary – Divrei Hisorerus – Final thoughts before Rosh Hashanah