Re: Innovation grants (Feb. 3)


At Congregation Beth Sholom and beyond, many of us are excited about the Mean What You Pray: Theater Techniques for Inspired Prayer program and grateful to the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island for funding this effort with an Innovation grant. As one of the writers of the grant proposal, I wish to clarify that this program does not involves meditation, yoga, and dance, as reported in the recent Voice article. No doubt, these are other innovative approaches to prayer, but the focus of this program will be bringing in acting instructors to teach acting skills and the lessons of theater to enhance our prayer experience, to help us better understand and feel what we are saying when we pray.

Alan D. Krinsky 

Providence, RI