!לכן רק שירו שיר לשלו. אל תלחשו תפילה. מוטב תשירו שיר לשלום – בצעקה גדולה

Just sing therefore a song of peace. Don’t whisper prayers. Better sing a song of peace – shout it loud!

Shir Lashalom by Yakir Rozenblum

Music is a key part of the ruach of Liberal Judaism. It has always been a central element in Judaism, and has taken many forms in the way it is used to enhance prayer, spirituality and community. Liberal Judaism is proud of its long standing musical heritage and unique tradition.

Many Liberal Jewish communities have vibrant musical traditions, and others are in the process of developing exciting new practices and tunes that will enhance our national community for years to come. It is in its use and distribution of music that Liberal Judaism is being most ambitious in its building towards a future shared tradition, that both embraces the extraordinary opportunities the internet and new technologies have to offer, whilst holding onto and elevating our unique and vibrant musical heritage and traditions.

Liberal Judaism is currently exploring creating a new Strategy for Music Development across its communities. If you have any ideas or suggestions, or simply want to be kept updated on the process, please contact the team.

As LJ’s music consultant, Cantor Gershon Silins visits individual communities and organises and presents workshops at the Montagu Centre, working with choirs, music directors, and congregational leaders. He also coordinates and creates musical projects such as recordings and printed music aimed at the specific needs of the communities that make up Liberal Judaism. Email Cantor Gershon
Graham is the volunteer representative for music on the Board of National officers, and is coordinating the development of the new strategy for music within liberal judaism. Email Graham
Music News & Events

  • DAY OF CELEBRATING
    LIBERAL JEWISH MUSIC

    Saturday 10 June 2017
    Northwood & Pinner Liberal Synagogue, 9am-5pm

    Price: £20 Adults | £10 under 18s
    includes buffet lunch and refreshments
     
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  • LIBERAL JUDAISM MUSIC COMPOSITION COMPETITON

    Deadline: 11 May 2017

    LJ’s new music competition to showcase the best new, homegrown, Liberal Jewish music from our communities.
     
     
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  • COMING SOON: NPLS LIBERAL JEWISH ONLINE MUSIC LIBRARY

    If you are interested in signing up for access to the library, or to help test it please contact Ruth by email: music@npls.org.uk
     
     
     
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Resource Bank

Liberal Judaism is creating musical resources for all our communities. The resource bank has formal and informal recordings, the sharing of printed music old and new, and the creation of recordings that celebrate the Jewish musical spirit as it lives in Liberal Judaism.

Visit the Resource Bank music page