Shalshelet, the Foundation for New Jewish Liturgical Music,
continues an ancient chain of tradition that considers music an integral
part of spiritual expression and sacred rite. Shalshelet seeks to foster
the creation of original music and to expose wider audiences to innovations
in Jewish religious music.
Shalshelet’s mission is to use music to build bridges both within
and outside the Jewish community. Shalshelet’s participants are
drawn from across all Jewish denominations—Reform, Conservative,
modern Orthodox, Reconstructionist, Havurah, affiliated, and unaffiliated.
In addition, Shalshelet solicits, collects, publishes, and disseminates
new compositions without regard to the professional or lay status of the
composers. Shalshelet’s international music festival brings together
composers, performers, workshop participants, and the public to celebrate
and circulate new music set to traditional texts.
Shalshelet’s International Festival of New Jewish Liturgical Music
recognizes and awards excellence in new liturgical composition. The public
concert and related workshops which are held throughout the year are supplemented
by songbooks and CDs which allow the composers to share their music with
individuals and congregations across the nation and around the world.
Executive Producer: Ramón Tasat
Live Recording: RHL Audio
Recorded and Mixed: Gizmo Recording Company
Sound engineer: Gantt Mann Kushner
Mastering: Wolf Productions Inc.
Graphic Design: Estudio Lo Bianco
Program Notes: Gilah Langner and Ramón Tasat
Duplication: Sound Recorders Inc., Austin, Texas