I came to explore gospel singing out of my fascination for the biophysics and spirituality of the ecstatic altered state experience.
As a singer, I found gospel to be the most ecstatic music I have ever experienced. I determined to learn the unique techniques employed
in this powerful modality and to make them available to my Jewish community’s worship services. Since 2003 I have been presenting ecstatic
jospel choir workshops to Jewish communities in the U.S., England, Israel, Holland, Germany, and Switzerland.
I call the work I do Shir Ecstasy. The word shir means song in Hebrew. The idea behind Shir Ecstasy is to empower the Jewish community to learn to be able to ascend together through the medium of song to reach that rapturous state where one can viscerally sense the presence of God. One doesn't have to be a member of a Black Gospel church or even a Christian church to have that experience. It is available to all.