Shalshelet 2004: Festival of New Jewish Liturgical Music

Saturday, November 13, 2004, 8:00 p.m.
Temple Shalom, Chevy Chase, MD

Featuring 15 New Compositions and workshops on Sunday and Much more!…Some of the finest new composers have been submitting compositions, and the results are in… Please visit –

Featuring 15 New Compositions

The Peace of Jerusalem by Emil Berkovits (Florida, USA)
Shalom Aleichem by Carol Boyd Leon (Virginia, USA)
Hashkiveinu by Steve Dropkin (Alabama, USA)
Sim Shalom by Mary Feinsinger (New York, USA)
Modim Anachnu Lach by Ariel Foigel and Hern�n Rog (Santiago, Chile)
VeHeishiv Lev by Sylvia F. Goldstein (Connecticut, USA)
El Adon by Terry S. Horowit (Maryland, USA)
Neshama Shenatata Bi by Terry S. Horowit (Maryland, USA)
El Adon by Shirona Kaufman (New York, USA)
Har’ini by Shirona Kaufman (New York, USA)
Shalom Aleichem by Jeff Marder (Nevada, USA)
Mipi Eil by Wendy Morrison (Maryland, USA)
Al Ken Nekaveh by Ken Richmond (New York, USA)
Yedid Nefesh by Rebecca Schwartz (Pennsylvania, USA)
Lekhu Neranena by Rabbi Gershom Sizomu (California, USA; Uganda)


Sunday, November 14, 2004 1:30-5:00 p.m.
Temple Shalom, Chevy Chase, MD

A. Meet the Composers

What is involved in the birth of a new melody? How do composers choose a
text and craft a melody? (Or does the text choose them?) Meet the composers
featured in Saturday’s concert, and learn their answers to these questions
and others about the composing process. (90 minutes)

* Avinu Shebashamayim, by Emil Berkovits
* Yevarekhekha, by Mary Feinsinger
* Shiviti, by Sylvia F. Goldstein
* Har’ini, by Shirona Kaufman
* Shalom Aleikhem, by Jeff Marder
* Tzur MiShelo, by Wendy Morrison
* Psalm 92 and Yigdal, by Ken Richmond
* Birkat HaNerot, by Rebecca Schwartz

B. Shivim Panim laTefilla
(Seventy Faces of Prayer)
Over the centuries, the much-loved texts Ashrei, El Adon, Hashkiveinu, and
Sim Shalom have inspired melodies by Jewish composers from around the world.
Listen to and compare different settings of these familiar texts by some
of Shalshelet’s inaugural festival winners. (50 minutes)
* Ashrei, by Fred A. Blumenthal (Missouri, USA)
* Ashrei, by Keith G. Miller(California, USA)
* El Adon, by Terry S. Horowit
* El Adon, by Shirona Kaufman
* Hashkiveinu, by Steve Dropkin
* Hashkiveinu, by Evette Nan Katlin (New Jersey, USA)
* Hashkiveinu, by Ira Scott Levin (California, USA)
* Sim Shalom, by Mary Feinsinger
* Sim Shalom, by Lawrence Rush (New York, USA)

C. Music for Less Common Texts
Just as some Jewish texts have many asssociated melodies, other texts are
still waiting for composers to find them. Shalshelet has unearthed melodies
for some less commonly sung texts. Come listen to and learn a few. (50
* Eli, Eli, Lamo Azovtanu, by Stephen DeCesare (Michigan, USA)
* VeHeishiv Lev, by Sylvia F. Goldstein
* Ilu Finu, by Terry S. Horowit
* Nakum Uvaninu, by Carol Boyd Leon
* Im Ein Anu Li Mi Li, by Wendy Morrison
Tickets are available from:
Temple Shalom
8401 Grubb Road
> Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Tel. 301-587-2273
Fax 301-588-9368
or online at

Concert and workshops:
$30 in advance
$35 at the door

Concert only:
$20 in advance
$25 at the door

Children 16 and under admitted free

Workshops only:
$15 at the door