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To mark the Rabbinical School’s 10th anniversary, students and alumni of the Rabbinical School and cantor-educator program recorded and produced the CD "Galeh." Copies were distributed to guests at Celebrate 2014, Hebrew College's annual spring celebration, held May 7 at Gann Academy in Waltham, Mass.

Song List

  1. galeh CDIntroduction by Rabbi Arthur Green, Ph.D.
  2. Hashmi’ini © Rabbi Minna Bromberg ’10 (composer, producer, vocals). Marty Mellinger (co-producer). Text from Song of Songs 2:14, 8:13. Recorded at Cross Keys Recording, Leesport, Pa. Marty Mellinger, recording engineer.
  3. The Ark & The Sea © Shoshana Meira Friedman (composer, producer, vocals). Ari Friedman (cello), Lev Friedman (guitar), Mia Friedman (fiddle), Doug Hammer (mixing). Inspired by Midrash Tanchuma Genesis 1. Recorded at Summit Sound Studio, Waban, Mass. Lev Friedman, recording engineer.
  4. DDD © David Fainsilber (composer, producer, vocals, guitar). Jim Kwan (Hammond b3), Dan Pigott (saxophone), James Scholl (bass). Recorded at Creativ Recording and Multimedia Studios, North Vancouver, B.C. Mike Southworth, recording engineer.
  5. Amar Amar © Jessica Kate Meyer (producer, vocals). Micah Shapiro (producer, cajon), Matt Schwartz (electric guitar), Noah Aronson (producer, mixing). Based on music by Moishe Oysher. Text from Talmud Bavli Brachot 64a. Recorded at Micah’s Studio, Jamaica Plain, Mass. Micah Shapiro, recording engineer.
  6. Om Ani Homa © Rabbi Ebn Leader (lead vocals), Noah Aronson (producer, vocals), Becky Wexler (clarinet, vocals). Traditional Ashkenaz melody. Text by El’azar HaKalir, sixth- and seventh-century Middle East. Recorded at Noah Aronson Studios, Brookline, Mass. Noah Aronson, recording engineer.
  7. Psalm 116 © Arielle Rosenberg (composer, vocals, producer). David Fainsilber (producer, hand drum), Micah Shapiro (producer, mixing, tambourine), Becky Wexler (clarinet). Text from Psalm 116. Recorded at Summit Sound Studios, Waban, Mass. Lev Friedman, recording engineer.
  8. Pitchu Li © Rabbi Shira Shazeer ’10 (composer, producer, lead vocals, accordion). Cantor Ken Richmond (violin), Walter Mamlok (clarinet), Art Finstein (piano). Sung by The Temple Israel of Natick Singers: Stanley M. Hoffman (director), Lois Finstein, Cheryl Gelfand, Marc Guttman, Tamir Luria, Barbara Richmond, Cantor Ken Richmond, Charna Mamlok Westervelt. Text: Psalm 118: 19-24. Recorded at Temple Israel of Natick, Natick, Mass. Gary Waleik, recording engineer.
  9. Esn Est Zich © Noah Aronson (producer, vocals), Jessica Kate Meyer (producer, vocals). Rabbi Arthur Green (voice-over remarks). Melody and lyrics from Chabad. Recorded at Noah Aronson Studios, Brookline, Mass. Noah Aronson, recording engineer.
  10. Odeh La’el © Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld (composer, lead vocals), Micah Shapiro (producer, guitar, vocals, percussion), Phil Bressler (bass), Lev Friedman (guitar), Mónica Gomery (vocals). Lyrics based on Hebrew text by Rabbi Shmaaya Kusson, 16th-century North Africa. Recorded at Summit Sound Studios, Waban, Mass. Lev Friedman, recording engineer.
  11. Not By Might © Lev Friedman (composer, producer, lead vocals, guitar). Joyce Friedman (vocals), Mia Friedman (vocals), Doug Hammer (piano, keyboard), Noam Sender (percussion). Inspired by Zechariah 4:6. Recorded at Dreamworld Productions, Saugus, Mass. (Doug Hammer, recording engineer), and Summit Sound Studios, Waban, Mass. (Lev Friedman, recording engineer).
  12. Brich Rachamana © Noah Aronson (composer, producer, lead vocals), Dena Trugman (vocals). Text from short blessing after meals, Talmud Berachot 40b. Recorded at Noah Aronson Studios, Brookline, Mass. Noah Aronson, recording engineer.
  13. Galeh © Rabbi Moshe Shur. Singers: Arielle Rosenberg (producer), Micah Shapiro (producer), Leora Abelson, Vera Broekheuysen, Nathan DeGroot, Ari Lev Fornari, Shoshana Friedman, Rabbi Sarah Bracha Gershuny ’12, Mónica Gomery, Suzie Schwartz Jacobson, Rabbi Adam Lavitt ’12, Elie Lehmann, Ilana Lerman, Margot Meitner, Gray Myrseth, Avi Strausberg, Ora Weiss. Text from Rosh Hashana liturgy. Recorded at Hebrew College, Newton Centre, Mass. Micah Shapiro, recording engineer.
  14. Sosne Niggun © Jonah Meadows Adels z”l (composer). Singers: Mónica Gomery (producer), Micah Shapiro (producer), Leora Abelson, Laura Bellows, Vera Broekheuysen, David Curiel, Nathan DeGroot, Ari Lev Fornari, Shoshana Meira Friedman, Rabbi Sarah Bracha Gershuny ’12, Suzie Schwartz Jacobson, Elie Lehmann, Ilana Lerman, Margot Meitner, Gray Myrseth, Arielle Rosenberg, Avi Strausberg, Ora Weiss. Recorded at Hebrew College, Newton Center, Mass. Micah Shapiro, recording engineer.
  15. K’vodcha Malei Olam © Cantor Ken Richmond (composer, producer, lead vocals, violin). Art Finstein (piano), Walter Mamlok (clarinet). Sung by The Temple Israel of Natick Singers: Stanley M. Hoffman (director), Lois Finstein, Cheryl Gelfand, Marc Guttman, Tamir Luria, Barbara Richmond, Cantor Ken Richmond, Charna Mamlok Westervelt. Text by Yehudah Halevi, 11th- and 12th-century Spain. Recorded at Temple Israel of Natick, Natick, Mass. Gary Waleik, recording engineer.
  16. Lecha Dodi © Rick Lawrence (composer, producer, lead vocals). Amy Lieberman (piano, piano arrangement). Sung by Kol Arev: Amy Lieberman (conductor), Cantor Lynn Torgove ’12 (director), Betty Bauman, Sarah Bolts,Vera Broekhuysen, Marilyn Jaye, Hal Katzman, Devin Lawrence, Anne Levy, Deborah Melkin, Julie Newman, Cantor Jeri Robins ’13, Andrew Stitcher, Beth Strassler, Phyllis Werlin, Becky Wexler. Text by Rabbi Shlomo HaLevi Alkabetz, 16th-century Safed. Recorded at Hebrew College, Newton Centre, Mass. Larry Sandberg, recording engineer.
  17. Oseh Shalom © Micah Shapiro (composer, producer, lead vocals, guitar). Leora Abelson (violin), Alana Alpert (vocals), Aliza Berger (ukelele), Mónica Gomery (vocals, whistling). Text from daily liturgy, based on Job 25:2. Recorded at Micah’s Studio, Jamaica Plain, Mass. Micah Shapiro, recording engineer.

Credits

Produced by:
Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld with Noah Aronson, David Fainsilber, Lev Friedman, Shoshana Meira Friedman, Jessica Kate Meyer, Arielle Rosenberg, and Micah Shapiro.

Mastered by:
Doug Hammer, Dreamworld Productions, Saugus, Mass.

Artwork:
Rabbi Elyssa Auster ’11

Graphic Design:
Eson Chan

All mixing done by the recording engineer unless otherwise noted. All arrangements by the producer(s) unless otherwise noted.

Acknowledgments

We send out waves of gratitude to the many people who made Galeh possible: The selection committee, for their time and talent: Hankus Netsky, Rabbi Jeffrey Summit, and Cantor Lynn Torgove ’12; members of the Hebrew College community, who submitted more than 70 pieces for inclusion on this CD; Rabbi Elyssa Auster ’11, for her artwork; Rabbi Moshe Shur, for his blessing to record Galeh and use it as our title; Doug Hammer, for mastering the CD; the beloved teachers of the Rabbinical School and the School of Jewish Music, for their wisdom and inspiration; and all the dedicated students, faculty, staff, and members of the administration of Hebrew College, who help make this institution a community.

— Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld and the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College CD Committee: Noah Aronson, David Fainsilber, Lev Friedman, Shoshana Meira Friedman, Jessica Kate Meyer, Arielle Rosenberg and Micah Shapiro.

CONTACT INFO

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