Hello and Welcome!
My name is Susan Katz. I have created this website so that you learn more about Spiritual Care, Sacred Music, and how I offer my professional training and experience to you.
The work of Spiritual Care is a practice of both words and silence. Sometimes music, or prayer without words, fills the void where our thoughts cannot penetrate. This website displays my accumulated experiences as a thinker, writer, musician and explorer, with the intention of helping you begin the process of articulating how you may wish to explore, grow or heal spiritually.
Please browse the pages, find entries on my blog 'The Compassionate Oboe' that resonate with you, follow links that meet your curiosity or needs. And, I invite you to contact me at: susan at compassionateoboe dot com.
I offer a few avenues of service. One of them is to offer Spiritual Care and Chaplaincy services to individuals, groups, agencies and institutions. I also work in the creative arts, offering writing and storytelling workshops, playing and composing Jewish sacred music, and teaching T'ai Chi Chu'an.
My Judaics skills include: teaching Prayer Book and Biblical Hebrew, coaching for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, reading Torah, chanting Haftarah, performing lifecycle events such as weddings, baby namings, and funeral or memorial services.