Music of the High Holidays
"One thing I ask of God, for this I pray, to dwell
in the house of God all the days of my life."
- Psalm 27
Our ancient rabbis taught that, like all things in life, if we prepare our hearts and our minds for the High Holidays not just on the days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur themselves, but throughout the entire month, even the entire year, preceding those days, we will find ourselves coming to services with a sense of connection, desire, and joy. There is no better way to do this than through music.
It is with great joy that we have produced a CD of the music of our High Holidays at Temple Emanuel. This project was the dream of our beloved Hazzan, Elias Rosemberg, and he has worked diligently with the artists, both lay and professional, to bring us a taste of the spiritual delight that music can bring to our High Holiday experience.
Please see the music and lyrics to our High Holidays Liturgy and the songs of the Contemporary Service for the Second Day of Rosh Hashanah. We hope this will inspire you to greater enjoyment of the High Holidays.