Thank You CD’s

These CD’s will not be offered for sale;  rather, they were designed as a “Thank You” to KBY supporters. We wanted to share a part of the progressive Jewish experience in Israel with people who care about Israel and support our congregations. You can obtain a CD by making a donation of $100 or more to any KBY congregation or project.  Click on any of the CD’s below for more information.

Avinu Malkeinu CD: High Holy Day Prayers from Jerusalem

This project is a joint effort by KBY and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, Jerusalem Campus. The selections for the CD are music sung during Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur services at HUC-JIR in Jerusalem. The innovative use of the High Holiday Choir, as a collection of soloists backing-up both the Cantor and each other, gave us the original inspiration. The feelings, at High Holiday services and when listening to this CD, are of engaged personal prayer that reaches upward and connects.

With All My Soul CD: The music of Kabbalat Shabbat at Kol HaNeshama

Play this CD at home and people walking by will think there is a synagogue inside, a special shul with a warm, meditative and joyful feel — that synagogue is Kol HaNeshama in Jerusalem.   The music on this CD is full of deep spirituality as well as energy and joy.

Experience the warmth of the music, recall Israel and Jerusalem, and perhaps remember a Shabbat service at Kol HaNeshama.

Shabbat Shebalev CD Kabbalat Shabbat Music from Har El

Shabbat Shebalev CD: Kabbalat Shabbat Music from Kehilat Har El

The miracle of  Shabbat Shebalev represents KBY’s first major project, and we couldn’t be more delighted with the results. The music is uplifting, spirited, warm and wonderful. Cantor Evan Cohen and the singers from Hebrew Union College and the Jewish Theological Seminary make this album a real joy. Misha Piatagorsky’s creativity, talent and direction made it a small piece of heaven.

Pizmon Sderot Benefit CD

Pizmon is the Jewish a cappella group from Columbia University, Barnard College and the Jewish Theological Seminary. The Pizmon Sderot Benefit CD of the concert was released on Aug 18th, 2008 and will be made available to all associated groups raising funds for Sderot: the Masorti Movement (Conservative), the IMPJ (Reform), KBY congregations, and any of your congregations who would like to help.

Nishmat Shabbat CD

Nishmat Shabbat (The Soul of Shabbat)

The project is a joint effort by KBY, Beit Knesset Moreshet Yisrael and Ahuva Batz.  The selections for the CD are prayers and psalms sung during Shabbat morning services at Moreshet Yisrael, Jerusalem’s flagship Conservative synagogue. The music is warm, spiritual and uplifting.

Ahuva Batz’ s passion for Talmud, Torah and Tefilla (prayer) has blossomed into her work as a teacher and ritual leader.  She is a regular prayer leader at Moreshet Yisrael.  Moreshet Yisrael was founded in 1972 in order to serve as the spiritual center for Conservative Jews in Israel and from around the world.  Moreshet Yisrael is an eqalitarian congregation, affliated with the Masorti-Conservative Movement in Israel

 Rejoice in Your Festival CD

Rejoice in Your Festival

“V’samachata B’chagecha” (Deuteronomy 16:14) commands us to “rejoice in your festival”. The album title expresses the joy inherent in the music. For the past few years, Cantors Eli Schliefer and Evan Cohen would lead the music at a joint Kehillat Har-El / Hebrew Union College–Jerusalem service for the mornings of the Shalosh Regalim, the Three Festivals. During each of “the festivals”, Passover, Sukkot & Shavuot distinctive music accompanied the service, prayers and psalms heard only on these holidays. As a bonus, each service included an especially joyous rendition of the Hallel prayer. Our hope was to capture the moving nature and joy of the special musical pieces. So, rejoice!

 Jewish Love Songs CD

Jewish Love Songs

Solomon’s Song of Songs is the most enchanting collection of love poems ever created. This never-dry spring of Hebrew poetry has been continuously abounding with beautiful love songs emanating from the hearts of Hebrew lovers.  Israeli singer-composer Lana Sokolov and her band brings their own interpretations of some of the most moving love songs drawn out of these rich traditions.  The Jewish Love Song project was conceived by Lana Sokolov and Sagit Zilberman.