3rd International Festival 2008

The Third International Festival of New Jewish Liturgical Music took place June 13 to 16, 2008 in Milwaukee in partnership with The Wisconsin Society For Jewish Learning, Inc. At a concert and five workshops, 40 new compositions, the work of 30 composers living in the U.S., Canada, England and Israel were introduced. This was the first Shalshelet Festival to be held outside the Washington DC metropolitan area.

The 2008 Festival was made possible in part by grants from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin, and a grant from the Helen Bader Foundation, Inc. Read a review of the concert from The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle.

The 2008 Festival Songbook was supported in part by funding from the Rita Poretsky Foundation, the Montgomery County government and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County, Maryland.

Read about:
June 2008 Concert Review

“The composers and compositions spanned an amazing range of styles — Sephardic and klezmer, chant and lieder, soft rock and gospel. Our community contains a wealth of musical creativity that deserves to be more widely known.”

–– Leon Cohen
The Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle


Festival Composers and Compositions

Unless otherwise noted, all of the compositions below appear in the 2008 Festival Songbook

Compositions included on the 2008 Festival CD

  • Steve Cohen Yedid Nefesh*
  • Susan Colin  New Moon
  • Erik Contzius And Hannah Prayed
  • Julian Dawes  Ha-Neshamah Lakh, Rahamana
  • Marsha A. Dubrow Hashkiveinu
  • Coreen Duffy Shema Kolenu
  • Helene Engel Shalom Rav
  • Mary Feinsinger Ha-Yom Teamtzenu, Yismehu, Hashkivenu
  • Arlene Frank Safta Saba
  • Manel Frau-Cortes Mah Tovu
  • Marcelo Gindlin Candle Blessing, Ve Shamru
  • Mark Glicksman Ba Yom Ha-Hu
  • Devin Goldenberg Shahar Avakeshkha
  • David Goldstein Modeh Ani
  • Sylvia Goldstein Mi Yode’a ‘Oz
  • Steven Greenman Yah Ribon ‘Alam
  • Terry S. Horowit Tov Lehodot, Ohila La-El, Da’
  • Sharone Horowit-Hendler Mah Adam
  • Wayne Krieger Simeni Khahotam, Yefe Nof
  • Yosl (Joe) Kurland Der Meshiekh Vet Ersht Kumen
  • Judi Lamble ‘Oseh Shalom
  • Orit Perlman  ‘Ozi Ve Zimrat Yah, `Ve Ten Tal, Song of the Omer
  • Geela Rayzel Raphael Angels Carry You
  • Lance Rhodes Psalm 29*
  • Robbi Sherwin & Katy Jordan Ma’ariv ‘Aravim
  • Robbi Sherwin Love A’
  • Jhos Singer Gam Zeh (Zu) L’Tovah
  • Jeremy Stein Magen Avot
  • Irene Steiner Shalom Rav, An’im Zemirot   
  • Shawn Zevit Ve Shamru