Chanting

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Hebrew chant is a form of prayer and meditation that includes the melodic and rhythmic repetition of a sacred phrase. For many this has become an important spiritual practice to open the doors of the heart, quiet the mind, awaken our inner wisdom and to viscerally embody the words of our tradition. When we allow a chant to lead us into the silence that follows, we have an opportunity to listen for the voice of the Divine within us.

The  practice of Hebrew chant has created a pathway for many to understand the deeper significance of our inherited tradition, and to create a bridge of personal meaning & connection to the text.*

Chanting does not require knowledge of Hebrew nor confidence in one’s “singing” voice. Only a desire to engage and to open your heart.

 

Monthly Chant Circle @ JCC Manhattan

Given the pandemic, the monthly JCC chant circle is being held by Zoom. Please email Shoshana at ravshoshi@gmail.com for upcoming dates and for access information.

 
Graduate of Kol Zimra
I am a grateful graduate of Rabbi Shefa Gold’s Kol Zimra chant leadership program.

To order The Magic of Hebrew Chant book by Rabbi Shefa Gold visit the bookstore on her website.

 

Chants

Click a chant’s name to view and listen to a chant. NEW indicates that the chant has been recently uploaded.

Abundance: Psalm 4:7

Angel Chants:
    Angel Chant (inspired by the Shema L’Mittah)

    V’havienu L’ Shalom (Angelic Realm of Peace, Light and Love)

Baruch Atah: I Don’t Know

Cohanim Blessing — Birkat Cohanim

Connected, Supported, Guided and Loved

Connecting Earth to Heaven (February, 2020)

Don’t Worry ~ It Doesn’t Change Things!

Elul- and HHD-related Chants:
   
Cast Up Your Burdens: Psalm 55:23
    Elul Modah Ani
    Elul Niggun
    God’s House: Psalm 27:4
    God’s Light: Psalm 27:1

Endless Light NEW

Enoughness 

Faith: I believe (Ani Ma’amin)

Flow of Faith

Give It Up to God (2017)

God Is with You: Genesis 39:3

God Consciousness: Psalm 16:8

God Is with Me; I’m Not Afraid (2014)

God’s Blessing Lullaby of Unconditional Love (June, 2020) NEW

Good Seeds Chants
    “Forgive them they know not what they do.” ~Jesus Christ
    “Make friends with the Mystery” ~Frances Vaughan
    “The most important practice is to not harden your heart” ~Saint Benedict
    “What God wants most is that you share your heart with him/her.” ~Reb Zalman, z”l

Grace Fills My Body

Happiness: Psalm 84:5

Healing into Wholeness (October, 2017)

Heart Support: Psalm 112

Held in the Hand of God’s Grace: Isaiah 62:3 12/2019

Holy Mountain; Holy Shechinah (Psalm 43:3) NEW

I Am with You NEW

I Don’t Know and It’s OK I Don’t (May, 2019)

Let My Soul Fly to God (September, 2017)

Let Your Love Flow

Life Is a Blessing (July, 2019)

Listen for Great Love

Lovers of Peace

Make for Me/me A Place for My Spirit (February, 2020)

Make My Eyes Light

May You Follow the Beat of Your Heart

Modai Ani Chants (2014-2020)

The Mystery of Healing

Nachamu: Comfort

No Pressure (March, 2019)

Omer Prayer of Grace and Blessing Psalm 67:2

Our Light in God’s Light: Psalm 36:9

Pause, Stop and Rest (March, 2020)

Please Help Me Find My Way

Please Help Me To Connect with You

Power of Healing (October, 2017)

Protection Blessing: Psalm 121:8

Rebirth NEW

See Your Presence, Please (February, 2019)

Seeing God’s Glory (March, 2020) NEW

Shecheyanu Chants

Shechinah: Feminine Presence/Great Mother Chants (2019-2019)

Shema Chants (2015-2020)

Stay in the Light (2018)

Staying in My Power

Soul Life: Call and Response

The Source of Light Will Shine Upon You (Isaiah 60:2)

Subway Shield of Protection

Thank You for All of My Gifts (2019)

Together Forever As One (May, 2020) NEW

Trust: Psalm 84:13 

We Have Never Been Apart NEW

The Weight of the World (February, 2019)

You Are Love NEW

You Belong to Me (March, 2020)