Benjie Ellen Schiller (1958- ) serves on the faculty of Hebrew Union College School of Sacred Music. She received her BM from Boston University and her Masters of Sacred Music from HUC. She has studied composition with Stephen Albert, John Goodman and Samuel Adler. She composes and performs with "Beged Kefet," a philanthropic musical ensemble.
This is a recently revised edition of this now-classic choral work by Benjie Ellen Schiller, a cantor who serves on the faculty of HUC-JIR. By popular request, this new edition of one of our most popular choral pieces is now available in the lower key of D major. There is an optional tof p...
First recorded with her group “Beged Kefet”, Cantor Schiller’s beautiful setting of the English translation of Leah Goldberg’s poem is finally available for your choir. “Teach me, O God, a blessing, a prayer,” begins the piece tenderly with a solo, giving way as the text continues to simple, flow...
2010 American Conference of Cantors honoree Benjie Ellen Schiller is featured in this release with three new pieces for your choir. The first offering, her setting of Yih’yu L’ratzon (May The Words of My Mouth), begins tenderly in the true spirit of the prayer and leads the audience through beaut...
Commissioned by and dedicated to the 2009 rabbinical and cantorial classes of Hebrew Union College, this piece weaves the Hebrew Pit’chu Li text, derived from several psalms, in and out of its English translation amidst a bright musical style to convey a clear sense of admiration and devotion tha...
This ground-breaking publication is brand new from Synagogue 2000 and exclusively distributed by Transcontinental! This is the most comprehensive and definitive collection of Jewish healing music. R'fuah Sh'leimah features works by esteemed composers such as Benjie Ellen Schiller, Debbie Friedman...
SONGS OF THE SPIRIT: THE DEBBIE FRIEDMAN ANTHOLOGY (2 CD Set)
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This amazing anthology collection brings together 45 songs on 2 CDs, spanning over 30 years of Debbie Friedman's trailblazing career. This compilation of re-mastered original songs in Hebrew and English contains favorites from her first fourteen albums, released between 1972 and 2003. Strong, clear vocals, wise and poignant lyrics, and matchless melodies - this collection presents Debbie Friedman at her best, over an astonishing 30 years of music making.
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The Haftarah Commentary is a comprehensive new translation of the weekly selections from the Prophets and Writings, complete with meticulously cantillated Hebrew text, commentary and translations, essays, gleanings from sources modern and ancient, notes, glossary, bibliography, and additional selections for use as alternatives to the traditional haftarot. To insure the accuracy and accessibility of the new volume, consulting editor S. David Sperling, a professor of Hebrew at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, reviewed the entire text and commentary.
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"Eminently useful."--Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis, Valley Beth Shalom, Encino, CA
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.