Music & Visual Prayer

September 07, 2021 | 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Tefilah – Music

The Beth El Choir has always played an important role in our High Holy Day Tefilot.  While we can’t listen to the choir live this year on Zoom, their music can still help enhance our High Holy Day experience.  You will find some of the classic favorites here for On Demand listening.  Check back often as we will continue to add additional music as we lead up to Rosh Hashanah.

Lakh Amar Libi

Psalm 27; Music by Yoel Sykes from the Nava Tehilah album, Waking Heart. Kavanah by Cantor Abrams. Song used with permission of Yoel Sykes.
It is You whom my heart said, “Seek my face!” It is Your presence that I seek, Adonai

 

L’dor Vador

Music by Meir Finkelstein
Sung by Cantor Audrey Abrams from her album, Songs of My Soul

 

Amen Shem Nora

Traditional Sephardi melody; arranged by Simon Sargon
Sung by Cantor Neil Newman, Cantor Audrey Abrams, Bill Torodor, John Orenstein – from Cantor Newman’s album, B’shir V’kol Todah

 

B’sefer Chayim

Music by Israel Goldfarb; arranged by Elliot Levine. Sung by members of the present day Beth El choir
May we, and the entire House of Israel, be called to mind and inscribed for life, blessing, sustenance and peace in the Book of Life. (Lev Shalem)

 

Avinu Malkeinu

Traditional melody, sung by members of the present day Beth El choir.
Avinu Malkeinu, have mercy on us, answer us, for our deeds are insufficient; deal with us charitably and lovingly, and redeem us. (Lev Shalem)

 

Avinu Malkeinu 

Music by Max Janowski
Sung by Cantor Neil Newman and the Beth El Choir (over 25 years ago) in honor of Bill Torodor’s then 25 years of conducting the Beth El Choir and for the dedication of the needle pointed Torah covers.

 

Areshet S’fateinu

Music by J. Rapaport; arranged by Elliot Levine
Sung by members of the Beth El Choir

 

Uv’Shofar Gadol

Part of the musaf Unetanah Tokef prayer; music by Low
Sung by Cantor Neil Newman and the Beth El Choir (over 25 years ago) in honor of Bill Torodor’s then 25 years of conducting the Beth El Choir and for the dedication of the needle pointed Torah covers.
The great shofar will be sounded and the still small voice will be heard.

 

Kaddish Shaleim (Chassidic Kaddish)

Sung by Cantor Neil Newman and the Beth El Choir (over 25 years ago) in honor of Bill Torodor’s then 25 years of conducting the Beth El Choir and for the dedication of the needle pointed Torah covers.

 

L’Shana Tova

Sung by members of the present day Beth El choir
May be all be inscribed and sealed for a good year.

 

Achot K’tana

Enjoy learning this beautiful piyut (poem) for Rosh Hashanah that will be used for first day Drash service.  Click HERE for lyrics and sheet music.
Written by R. Abraham Hazan Girundi; Spain, 13th century
Sung by Cantor Abrams
The little sister – her prayers she prepares and proclaims her praises. O God, please heal now her ailments. Let the year and it’s curses conclude! Let the year and it’s blessings begin!