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Sunlight shining upon a footbridge in a forest

I first found my voice at a dying woman’s bedside during a unit of clinical pastoral education.

Cantor Lisa Levine
Irving Berlin at the piano surrounded by stars from Alexander's Ragtime Band

Read about the early life of a young immigrant to the United States before he went on to compose songs that shaped the American music scene for decades.

Cantor Joshua Breitzer
Rabbi Rachel Timoner being arrested by NYPD while wearing a prayer shawl

I sat on the police bus in the dark with my hands cuffed behind me, and I knew I was safe.

Rabbi Rachel Timoner
Hatikva 6 band member in concert

What do you do to process the relentless, overwhelming, often upsetting news these days? How about some Israeli reggae to overcome the news fatigue?

 

Rabbi Reuven Greenvald
family photo of mother father two kids and one set of grandparents

Always a proud Israeli and Jew, I nonetheless felt something was missing in my life. Meeting religiously modern, dedicated Jews helped me see the missing piece.

 

Cantor Inbal Sharett-Singer
Four musicians playing in front of a room of viewers

On Thursday, Jan. 21, hundreds of viewers tuned in to Facebook to watch “Songs for All of Us: A Gathering of Hope and Purpose,” an inspired and powerful hour of song, spoken word, and prayer streamed live.

Kate Bigam
YouTube screenshot of girls in school uniforms smiling while holding an open Torah scroll

There’s much that could be said about the process of “Rise Up,” but hopefully the song and video speak for themselves.

Rabbi Micah Lapidus
sparkling sunlight

When our ancestors experienced darkness, they lit a fire. Today, as we battle apathy in response to fear and doubt, we seek direction in light.

Cantor Brad Hyman
Screenshot of a video of Jewish musician Julie Silver smiling with a guitar

Two Jewish musicians recently launched Harmony in Unison, a new Facebook group that offers live original music, five nights a week, performed on a virtual stage for an audience of 8,500 Facebook users – and growing.

Mark J. Pelavin
Singer-songwriter Debbie Friedman strumming guitar

On the sixth yahrzeit of Debbie Friedman’s passing, I want to pay tribute to my amazing friend and colleague, and a gifted spiritual leader.

Cantor Ellen Dreskin

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