Rita Glassman, the Cantor of Congregation Sherith Israel in San Francisco, has released a new CD “Journey to Shabbat”. Rita is the composer and singer of an interpretive chant of the Hebrew prayer “Shema.” Her recording of the Shema, accompanied by the talented Jai Uttal and Geoffrey Gordon, can be heard on the CD-Sacred World Chants on the ‘Soundings of the Planet’ label. Her newest “Journey to Shabbat” CD was recorded in
Sherith Israel’s sanctuary and is filled to the brim with “warmth, heart and soul.”
The elegant instrumental arrangements (use of percussion, guitar, mandolin,
clarinet, flute) are a great compliment to Rita’s voice, often compared to that of Chava Alberstein, Enya and Loreena McKennit. This recording is a preparation for Shabbat, taking one “on a spiritual journey to greater
connectedness with this day of renewal, meditation, and celebration.” cultures.
Those interested in purchasing a copy of the CD can follow the link to a pdf order form: http://www.jmwc.org/pdf/journey_to_shabbat.pdf
Rita Glassman has performed Jewish and World Music throughout the US and Argentina. Her current
project is an international folk/pop album with Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell songs as
well as her own songs entitled “All The Way Home” recorded in Thailand with a
popular pop/rock band. She has always believed that music is a bridge to the Creator and a vehicle for bringing harmony and peace into the world between people of all faiths.