Shanah Tovah U’metukah

We are delighted to offer you this gift for the High Holidays. Shanah Tovah U’metukah from ALEPH.

This amazing video was created by musician and composer Noah Aronson. Our ALEPH Ordination Program cantorial student Laurie Akers is singing backup on this video.

Noah Aronson writes: I’ve always loved this Rumi poem

“Come, Come, Whoever You Are

Wonderer, worshipper, lover of leaving.
It doesn’t matter.
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Come, even if you have broken your vow a thousand times
Come, yet again, come, come.”

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For this video, I worked with the wonderful, New York based sand artist Lopatnik Zhenya to create a prayer for the Jewish New Year.

May this Jewish New Year afford you moments of reflection, renewal and self care. #newyearprayer

To download the song (free through the High Holidays!), sheet music or chords, check out my website:

Musicians include:
Tali RubinsteinNoam IsraeliTamir ShmerlingEitan Kenner, and Asher Kurtz

Background Vocalist:
ALEPH Ordination Program  cantorial student 
Laurie Akers and Cantor Shanna Zell

Engineered and mixed by Rozhan Razman at Riro Muzik in Brooklyn, NY
Film edited by: 
Joe Duva with Strange Dream Films