Shabbat Anthology Volume II is a wonderful collection of 33 Shabbat songs, sung by original artists (Joe Black, Steve Dropkin, Benjie Ellen Schiller, Mah Tovu, etc.) and well-known cantors, including Richard Botton, Erik L.F. Contzius, Jessica Epstein, Mark Opatow, Kari Siegel-Eglash and many more.
Stylistically, the music encompasses many of the traditions of Jewish music: from contemporary folk/rock (the folk content of Volume II focuses on the music of the Sephardic community) to grand liturgical settings of the 19th-20th century masters. Shabbat Anthology Volume II is an enjoyable, accessible journey into the colorful world of Shabbat music. Use it for listening or as a resource.
A wonderful collection of 28 Shabbat songs and niggunim (wordless melodies), sung by original artists and well-known cantors, including Alane Katzew, Jack Mendelson, Bruce Ruben, Josee Wolff and many more. Stylistically, the music encompasses many of the traditions of Jewish music: from contemporary folk/rock to grand liturgical settings of the 19th-20th century masters. Shabbat Anthology Volume I is an enjoyable, accessible journey into the colorful world of Shabbat music. Use it for listening or as a resource.
Shabbat Anthology Volume II brings to light both newly composed and older Sabbath music that has never been published, in Piano/Vocal/Guitar format. This second volume in the Shabbat Anthology series includes 33 pieces, and the 113-page songbook is accompanied by a CD including lovely performances of all 33 songs.
My Jewish World: An Early Childhood Music Curriculum (Book/CD set)
Music can be a wonderfully effective teaching tool for preschool aged children. My Jewish World guides teachers through the process of introducing and utilizing song in the classroom to teach Jewish values.
In her comprehensive and easy to follow book, Judy Caplan Ginsburgh includes twenty-six songs, religious and secular, that will help to facilitate an environment of fun and learning. Each song addresses important Jewish concepts and many use Hebrew words and prayers. Judy provides comments, activities, and creative ideas, specific for each song, which can be used in the classroom to learn about being Jewish every day. The importance of saying the Sh'ma each morning, learning the Hebrew words for colors, understanding body parts, and the value of cooperation are only some of the Jewish concepts touched on in the book.
In addition, Judy Ginsburgh includes a list of suggested books for many of the topics. These books help to reinforce and expand the lessons laid out in the curriculum.
With a helpful glossary of Hebrew and Yiddish terms and the companion music CD, My Jewish World is a wonderful guide to making music significant in the Jewish classroom.