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Hebrew Chant

Rabbi Shefa GoldRabbi 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.

Podcast Nov 7, 2017

Hashivenu Episode 4: Chanting

Rabbi Shefa talks about chanting in this 30-minute podcast:
Chanting podcast

High Holy Day Sermons

Rabbi Shefa was at Metivta in Santa Monica, California for the 5778 High Holy Days where she presented these HHD sermons.

Rosh Hashanah

Attention, Awareness and Devotion
Dealing with Adversity
A Meditation on Creation

Yom Kippur

Making a Tshuvah Plan
The Gift of Accountability

Upcoming Events

Institute for Jewish Spirituality
Online Practice Intensive


Sacred Chant:
 Healing the Spirit,
Transforming the Mind, Deepening Love

April 8 – May 4, 2018

For information about their online programs, see the Institute for Jewish Spirituality website.


Ecstatic Meditation Retreat

A week of Hebrew Chant and Deep Silence

June 4 – 10, 2018

Ecstatic Meditation Retreat

At the Fitzgerald Center in Jemez Springs, New Mexico

See the Schedule page, download the Ecstatic Meditation 2018 flyer, or visit the Aleph site for more information and to register online.


First Soulift Retreat

in Santa Fe, NM

August 13 – 19


An Elul Journey

Green River in Utah

August 22 – 28