Rabbi Shefa Gold develops and leads Hebrew chants based on Jewish sacred texts for transformative spiritual growth.
With her focus on Hebrew chanting, Rabbi Shefa presents workshops based on chanting, ecstatic meditation, and Jewish subjects. Also, she is available for performing services as a rabbi. She developed and taught the Kol Zimra Chant Leaders’ Training program (through ALEPH) for many years.
She has written several books (including The Magic of Hebrew Chant and Torah Journeys) and has published several CDs (such as Chantsformations and Shir Delight). See the online store for her books and CDs. Her Modah Ani chants are available on this site and through an iOS app in the App Store.
Chant is the bridge between the inner life and the outer expression; between the solitary practice and the shared beauty of fellowship.
A Message for Our Time
Rabbi Shefa wrote an article about our current challenges for The Jemez Thunder, her local newspaper in New Mexico. It’s available on this site in time for Chanukah: Here’s the Miracle.
High Holy Day Sermons
Rabbi Shefa was at Metivta in Santa Monica, California for the 5777 High Holy Days where she presented these HHD sermons.
Ecstatic Meditation Retreat
A week of Hebrew Chant and Deep Silence
May 15 – 21, 2017
At the Fitzgerald Center in Jemez Springs, New Mexico
See the Aleph site for more information and to register online.
Becoming Whole / Becoming Healers Class
July 10 – 16, 2017
Ruach Ha’Aretz 2017: L’takken Olam
At the Stony Point Center, Stony Point, NY
See the Aleph’s Ruach Ha’Aretz site for more information andto register online.
Join Shefa for 5778 High Holy Days
September 20 – 30, 2017
with Metivta at the Santa Monica Synagogue in Santa Monica, California
See the Schedule page for more information.