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Baalei Tefillah Europe

The European Union for Progressive Judaism is pleased to offer a new prayer training course for lay leaders — Baalei Tefillah Europe.

Participants from communities across the continent will receive a year of online training – and participate in an in-person gathering in Brussels in December 2021. The programme will teach how to run religious services in the absence of a rabbi. Baalei Tefillah means Master of Prayer. Graduates will obtain a comprehensive knowledge in both the practical and theoretical aspects of prayer leadership. Among other skills, students will develop a repertoire of music and songs for services, receive tips and ideas for life-cycle events, and develop a sense of cultural heritage. By the conclusion, participants will have become confident in leading Shabbat prayers, both evening and morning, and other skills to lead services for life-cycle events and festivals