Posts Tagged ‘jewish music’

Aviva Chernick and Joel Schwartz playing A Ti España

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Love and yearning for homeland.
The story of exile embedded in the cells of those who came after, even these 500 years on.

Music by my nona Flory Jagoda and poetry by the late Abraham Capon.

All My Days


A melodic companion for the month of Elul.

Esta Montaña – Live from the Small World Music Festival

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Esta Montaña.
“I want to discover the secrets of my life. I will use the sea as ink, the sky as paper and the quills off the tress as my pens.”

Filmed at the Small World Music Festival, with Joel Schwartz, as part of Cover Me Global, October 2014.

Modah Ani Live at the Ashkenaz Festival

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Modah Ani – Grateful Am I.
Full band. Full house. Complete joy.

Live from the 2014 Ashkenaz Festival, Harboufront Centre Theatre, Toronto, Canada.

Halleluyah live

Halleluyah live


My favourite psalm…..150.
Reminds me of deep gratitude, like I felt the day we played this tune in West Bloomfield.

Sun streaming in the windows, audience singing along, music feeling so fine.


Live at Temple Israel, West Bloomfield, Michigan. April 6th, 2014

Chadesh Yameinu live

Chadesh Yameinu live

Chadesh Yameinu K’kedem (Turn Your Face to the Sun)
Fitting for this particular springtime.

Temple Israel, West Bloomfield, Michigan. April 6th, 2014

Bo’i Kalah – Aviva and Joel at Gospel Sunday

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Joel and I offer up our first tune for Gospel Sunday, hosted by Ken Whiteley.

Halleluyah – Aviva and Joel at Gospel Sunday

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Joy is ringing out here as Joel Schwartz and I play our last tune for a glorious Gospel Sunday, hosted by Ken Whiteley.

Tehilah – The first symposium video launches


Monday morning January 13th.

ME to Carlos: I had this wonderful dream. I was there. You were there. My mom and dad were there and there were about 100 other bright faces there to partake. People were deeply engaged with each other in conversations about prayer. Prayer leaders shared their own musical compositions and there was lots of singing.

Radio Interview on Ralph Benmergui’s New Sabbath Project

Rainbow Shabbat by Judy Chicago

Earlier this year I was invited by Ralph Benmergui to do an interview on his New Sabbath Project show on CIUT Radio.  He invited me to come and speak about my new devotional music project at the time called The Prayer Project and now called AVIVA. We spoke about growing up in the synagogue, with family […]