The Jamaica Plain Session - May 2016

by Micah Shapiro

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Micah Shapiro works to build singing community through his original musical settings of the psalms and Jewish poetry. A songwriter, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and band leader, Micah is entering his 5th and final year of rabbinical school at the Rabbinical School of Hebrew College in Newton, MA. This music can be heard (and sung!) live at Nariya - The Shabbat Sing Out, once a month on Friday nights at Temple Beth Zion in Brookline, MA.


released August 7, 2016

Thank you to Rabbi Nate DeGroot for co-writing the music for Kol Adonai and Yoshev K'ruvim. Thank you to My Lady on Fire ( for engineering and helping mix this album.

Thank you to everyone who sang and played on this album!
Rabbi Claudia Kreiman, Rabbi Nate DeGroot, Batya Levine, Nomi Lerman (djembe), Molly Bajgot, Ariadne Valsamis, Zoe Levitt, Maia Levitt, Deborah Korn, Ron White (djembe), Jesse Andrews (bass), Anat Hochberg, Ilana Mannya Lerman, Sarah Noyovitz (A.K.A. S'Noyo), Dara Rosenblatt, Leora Abelson and Scott Goldberg.

Thank you to The Rabbinical School of Hebrew College for helping to support this album.



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Track Name: Psalms 29:3,4 - Kol Adonai 'קול ק
The thunderous call of Adonai over the waters, the God of glory makes thunderous sounds; Adonai over deep waters, the voice of Adonai in strength, the voice of Adonai in majesty.
Track Name: Psalms 97:4 - He'iru V'rakav האריו ברקיו
God's lighting lights up the world, the earth trembles and shakes.
Track Name: Psalms 98:1,2 - Shir Hadash שיר חדש
Sing to Adonai, a new song, because God made wonders; God's strong, holy arm brings salvation.
Track Name: Psalms 95:2 - Nekadma Fanav נקדמה פניו
Let's turn towards God's presence in gratitude and makes joyous sounds to God.
Track Name: Psalms 92:6; 93:4 - Mah Gadlu/Mikolot Mayyim מה גדלו/מקולות מים
How great are your deeds God! Very deep our Your thoughts.
Above the thunder of the mighty waters, more majestic than the breakers of the sea is Adonai, majestic on high.
Track Name: Psalms 99:1 - Yoshev K'ruvim
Adonai reigns, nations tremble, God sits on the cherubim and the earth quakes.