The Art of Prayer

The Elijah Interfaith Institute

Source: Elijah Interfaith Institute

As we approach the Jewish festival of Shavuot, celebrating the Giving of the Torah, and the Christian Pentecost, celebrating the descent of the Holy Spirit

Praying Together in Jerusalem

The Art of Prayer

Join us for our monthly gathering of Praying Together in Jerusalem. Teachers from Judaism, Christianity and Hinduism will share their wisdom on Prayer and Divine inspiration.

We will be meeting only on Zoom.

Thursday, June 2 at 6:00 pm Jerusalem time

11 am ET time
8 am Pacific time
4 pm UK time
5 pm Central European time
6 pm Israel time
8:30 pm India time

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The following teachers will share their wisdom with us:

Rabbi Baruch Brener (Jewish, Israel)

Baruch Brener is an Israeli theater director, teacher and ordained orthodox rabbi. He has for the last 25 years been a central motor in researching and experimenting with tools for combining a deep and knowledgeable study of Jewish sources and spiritual practices with qualitative work in theatre, movement and voice. He is also engaged in educational frameworks and workshops where secular people with little knowledge of Jewish sources become acquainted with them in a non-coercive, intense and open manner.

Swami Atmapriyananda (Hindu, India)

Swami Atmapriyananda is a member of the Elijah Board of World Religious Leaders and Vice Chancellor of Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University since 2005. Inspired by the ideal of renunciation and service as taught by Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Sarada Devi, Swami Vivekananda and the direct disciples of Sri Ramakrishna, he joined as a Brahmacharin (spiritual trainee) in 1978 at Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math, the Headquarters of the worldwide organization, Ramakrishna Math and Ramakrishna Mission.

Douglas E. Christie (Christian, USA)

Douglas Christie is a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Theological Studies at the Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. His primary research interests focus on contemplative thought and practice in ancient and medieval Christianity and on spirituality and ecology. His work has appeared in The Blackwell Companion to Christian Spirituality, The Cambridge Companion to Christian Mysticism, Horizons, Cross Currents, The Anglican Theological Review, Weavings, Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment, Cistercian Studies Quarterly, Studia Patristica, The Best Spiritual Writing, and Orion. Christie's current work is focused on the idea of mystical darkness and the contemporary sense of exile, loss and emptiness.

Prayers will be led by

  • Hanna Yaffe
  • Sister Rita Kammermeyer
  • Sister Rita Kammermeyer
  • Shelagh Shalev