hazzan Diana Brewer was ordained through the aleph ordination program. she leads prayer services regularly at the jewish community of amherst, and is on the staff of the davvenen leadership training institute.

Omer Day 20 יסוד שבתפארת Yesod SheBeTiferet

Foundation. Roots. Creation Energy. Connection.  within Beauty. Harmony. Balance. Glory. Art. Heart.

Whatever Foundation I lay in this life, I would surely like it to be all wrapped up in Beauty. Yesod always makes me think of parent/child and student/teacher relationships, and fills me with gratitude. I am a parent to one, the daughter of two parents, a teacher of many, and a student of many teachers. 

I am very fortunate that many of these relationships have an aura of Beauty around them in my mind’s eye, and have remained Rooted in my Heart. It is rather humbling, really. . 

I have the blessing of music as one of my primary modes of teaching - whether it be through Tefillah or on the concert stage. I’ve seen Hazzan Abbe Lyons refer to music as “stealth teaching.” In these contexts, I become more and more aware that I may be a part of cultivating Roots in people I may never even meet personally. Also very humbling. 

What is the Beauty that enfolds the Foundations you were given? The Foundations that you lay? 

Omer Day 21 מלכות שבתפארת Malchut SheBeTiferet

Omer Day 19 הוד שבתפארת Hod SheBeTiferet