Shabbat Shebalev CD: Kabbalat Shabbat Music from Kehilat Har-El

“Shabbat Shebalev” is available now for a KBY contribution of $36 or more to any progressive congregation in Israel.  Make a donation to the right and select this CD.

 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.

Kehillat Har-El is the oldest progressive congregation in Israel, founded in 1958.  It is located in Jerusalem.  We wanted to share a part of the progressive Jewish experience in Jerusalem with people who care about Israel and support our congregations.

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Kehilat Har-El, Jerusalem, Israel:  Cantor Evan Cohen
Cantorial Students, JTS:  Ayelet Piatagorsky, Jen Cohen
Rabbinical Student, HUC:  Noah Fabricant
Cantorial Student, HUC:  Leah Holland


Producer, Arrangements & Percussion:  Misha Piatagorsky (
Guitar:  Denis Sobolev
Sound Engineer:  Ori Vinocur, Kadima Studio Jerusalem
Photography and Cover Design:  Teresa Machado

Executive Producer for KBY:  Jeff Macklis