Shabbat Sing

 

 

I am thrilled to announce the official release of our CD, entitled “Shabbat Sing!”  This CD is meant to bring the joy of our Shabbat music into the homes of all our young children.  We hope you will enjoy listening and singing along.

Anyone who has ever experienced Shabbat Sing with our Gan knows how joyous and uplifting it is to welcome Shabbat with the voices of our youngest children.  Every week, students, teachers, family members, and Adas staff join in an exuberant community event singing songs of Shabbat and our holidays.

Our children are blessed to sing with many wonderful leaders, all who bring their own gifts and styles to the Shabbat Sing sessions, Tot Shabbat, music classes, or sing-along sessions that they lead.  This CD includes songs sung by Caron Dale, Robyn Helzner, Menuhah Peters, Rabbi Ben Shalva, and myself.  I happen to think that the very best part of the CD is the 60 voice choir of students age 2-12 who participated in a recording session!

CDs are available in the Gan office and the Adas Israel gift shop for a suggested $15 donation to the Toby Cutler Shabbat Sing Fund.

~Cantor Arianne Brown

 

Dedicated to Toby Cutler

Toby Cutler felt that music was an extraordinary gift. The highlight of Toby’s week was listening to children singing timeless Shabbat melodies at Adas Israel’s Shabbat Sing, with her grandchildren among the singers. These voices brought a smile to her face and welcomed the weekly miracle of Shabbat. This CD, funded by Toby’s friends and family in her memory, will be an everlasting reminder of the joyful sounds of Shabbat and of the role that Adas Israel’s Gan serves in nurturing the love of Judaism. We hope you enjoy these songs as much as Toby did!



 

1. Candle Blessing 
by Cantor Sol Zim – Cantor Arianne Brown and children

Ba-ruch a-ta A-do-nai, E-lo-hei-nu me-lech ha-o-lam,
a-sher ki-d’-sha-nu b’-mits-vo-tav, b’-mits-vo-tav
v’-tsi-va-nu v’-tsi-va-nu l’-had-lik neir
v’-tsi-va-nu v’-tsi-va-nu l’-had-lik near
v’-tsi-va-nu v’-tsi-va-nu l’-had-lik neir
shel Sha-bbat

Blessed are You Adonai, our God, who rules the universe,
Instilling in us the holiness of mitzvoth
By commanding us to kindle the light of Shabbat.

 

 

2. Bim Bam 
by Nachum Frankel – Caron Dale and children

Bim bam, bim bim bim bam,
Bim bim bim bim bim bam.
Shabbat shalom – hey!

 

 

 

3. Good Shabbos, Shabbos to You 
by Ellen Allard, from Build It Up ©2001, 80-Z Music, Inc. – Rabbi Ben Shalva

Good Shabbos, Shabbos to you, good Shabbos Shabbos to you and you,
good Shabbos Shabbos to you and you, good Shabbos, Shabbos to you!

Every Friday, sun goes down, Jewish people gather round.
You can hear the joyful sound – good Shabbos to you!

Shabbos candles we will light, Kiddush juice tastes oh so right!
Braided challah – what a sight! Good Shabbos to you.

We will celebrate the day, we will rest and we will play,
Shabbos prayers for us to say – good Shabbos to you!

 

 

 

4. The Shabbat Angels 
by unknown – Cantor Arianne Brown

The Shabbat angels are peeking through the windows
As we all light the candles, and everyone’s at home.
Shabbat shalom, and everyone’s at home.

The Shabbat angels are peeking through the windows
As we all say the Kiddush, and everyone’s at home.
Shabbat shalom, and everyone’s at home.

The Shabbat angels are peeking through the windows
As we all wash yadayim, and everyone’s at home.
Shabbat shalom, and everyone’s at home.

The Shabbat angels are peeking through the windows
As we all say hamotsi, and everyone’s at home.
Shabbat shalom, and everyone’s at home.

 

 

 

5. There’s a Dinosaur
by Linda Arnold, adapted by Mimi Greisman and Andi Joseph – Robyn Helzner & children

There’s a dinosaur knockin’ at my door,
And he wants to spend Shabbat with me.
He wants to light the candles,
And he wants to drink the wine.
He wants to eat the challah,
‘cause it always tastes so fine.

 

 

6. Lecha Dodi 
by Craig Taubman ©1999 Sweet Louise Music – Cantor Arianne Brown

Le-cha, le-cha do-di, lik-rat, lik-rat ka-lah
Pe-nei, pe-nei Sha-bbat ne-ka-be-lah. 

Sha-mor ve-za-chor be-di-bur e-chad
Hish-mi-a-nu Eil ha-me-yu-chad
A-do-nai e-chad, u-she-mo e-chad
Le-sheim ul-tif-e-ret ve-lit-hi-lah

Lik-rat Sha-bbat le-chu ve-neil-cha
Ki hi me-kor ha-be-ra-chah
Mei-rosh mi-ke-dem ne-su-chah
Sof ma-a-she be-mach-sha-vah te-chi-lah

Bo-i ve-sha-lom a-te-ret ba-lah
Gam be-sim-cha uv-tso-ho-lah
Toch e-mu-nei am se-gu-lah
Bo-i cha-lah, bo-I cha-lah

Come my beloved, with chorus of praise
Welcome Shabbat the Bride, Queen of our days.

“Keep” and “remember” were uttered as one
By our Creator, beyond comparison.
Adonai is One and His name is One,
Reflected in glory, in fame, and in praise.

Come, let us greet Shabbat, Queen sublime,
Fountain of blessings in every clime.
Anointed and regal since earliest time,
In through she preceded Creation’s six days.

Come in peace, soul-mate, sweet Bride so adored,
Greeted with joy, in song and accord,
Amidst God’s people, the faithful restored,
Come, Bride Shabbat; come, crown of the days.  

 

 

7. Good Shabbos/Mizmor Shir 
by Shlomo Carlebach – Menuhah Peters 

Good Shabbos, good Shabbos, Shabbat shalom.
Miz-mor, miz-mor shir, shir le-yom ha-Sha-bbat,
This is a psalm, a song, a song for Shabbat.
The whole is waiting, is waiting for Shabbat.

 

 

8. Shabes Oyf Der Gantser Velt
traditional – Robyn Helzner 

Ai-di-dai-di, dai di dai dai dai…

Shabes, Shabes, Shabes, zol zayn Yidn Shabes,
Shabes zol zayn, Shabes zol zayn,
Shabes oyf der gantser velt.

It should always be Shabbat for the Jews.
It should be Shabbat, it should be Shabbat,
Shabbat all over the entire world.

 

 

9. Zol Zayn Shabes 
traditional – Cantor Arianne Brown and children

Yaba yaba…

Shabes! Shabes!  Zol zayn, zol zayn Shabes
Kiddush! Kiddush!  Zol zayn, zol zayn Shabes
Challah!  Challah! Zol zayn, zol zayn Shabes

Shabbat!  It should be Shabbat.
Kiddush! It should be Shabbat.
Challah!  It should be Shabbat.

 

 

10. I’m So Happy
by unknown – Robyn Helzner

I’m so happy, I’m so happy, I’m so happy today is Shabbat.

So I’ll wash my face and I’ll brush my teeth and I’ll put on my special clothes.
I’ll comb my hair and I’ll wash my hands.  Now I’m ready to go!

 

 

11. Whose Gan Shabbat 
written and performed by Robyn Helzner and children

Whose Gan Shabbat’s today?
Whose Gan Shabbat’s today?
Every Friday, someone special has the chance to bring Shabbat.
Whose Gan Shabbat’s today?
It’s ______ Shabbat today!

Shabbat shalom!

 

 

12. Torah Torah/Am Yisrael Chai/Hevenu Shalom Aleichem 
by Shlomo Carlebach/trad. – Cantor Arianne Brown

To-rah tsi-vah la-nu Mo-sheh
Am Yis-ra-eil chai!
Od A-vi-nu chai!
Hei-vei-nu sha-lom a-lei-chem.

Torah has been commanded to us by Moses!
The people of Israel lives!  Our God lives!
Bring peace upon us.

 

 

13. This Little Light of Mine 
by Harry Dixon Loes © Harry Fox Agency – Rabbi Ben Shalva 

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine. (3x)
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

All around the world, I’m gonna let it shine. (3x)
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

On the playground, I’m gonna let it shine. (3x)
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine. (3x)
Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.

 

 

14. Standing in the Need of Prayer​
African American spiritual – Menuhah Peters

It’s me, it’s me Oh Lord, standing in the need of prayer.

 

 

15. Esa Einai
by Shlomo Carlebach – Caron Dale

E-sa ei-nai el he-ha-rim, mei-a-yin, mei-a-yin ya-vo ez-ri?
Ez-ri mei-im A-do-nai, o-sei sha-ma-yim va-a-rets.

I lift up my eyes unto the mountains.
From where, from where, will my help come?

 

 

16. Twinkle Twinkle Kochavim/Sh’ma
traditional/Sulzer/Tzvika Pik – Cantor Arianne Brown

Twinkle twinkle kochavim, way up in the shamayim.
When I say my Sh’ma at night, every start shines very bright.
Twinkle twinkle kochavim, way up in the shamayim.
Sh’-ma Yis-ra-eil A-do-nai E-lo-hei-nu, A-do-nai e-chad

Listen Israel, Adonai is our God, Adonai is one.

 

 

17. Shalom Shabbat
by Jackie Cytrynbaum – Cantor Arianne Brown 

Shalom Shabbat, time to say goodbye now.
Shalom Shabbat, sad to see you go.
Shalom Shabbat, we’ll be waiting when,
Shalom Shabbat, you come once again.

When the three stars shine, we take a sip of wine
When the candles scent remains, we light the candle’s flame.
And we say – shavua tov! And we say – a gute voch!
Whichever way we speak, we say – have a good week!

 

 

18. Layehudim 
by Craig Taubman ©2005 Sweet Louise Music  – Cantor Arianne Brown

La-ye-hu-dim hay-tah o-rah v’-sim-chah (2x)
Kein ti-hi-yeh la-nu
Kos ye-shu-ot e-sah
Uv’-sheim A-do-nai ek-ra
O-rah v’-sim-cha!

The Jewish people had light and joy.
Let it be so for us!  We lift our cup, and call out in the name of God.

 

 

19. Birchot Havdallah
by Debbie Friedman, from The World of Your Dreams © 1993, published by the Deborah Lynn Friedman Trust 1994 (ASCAP) – Ensemble

Birchot Havdallah
Ba-ruch a-ta A-do-nai E-lo-hei-nu me-lech ha-o-lam
Bo-rei pe-ri ha-ga-fen

Bo-rei mi-nei-ve-sa-mim

Bo-rei me-o-rei ha-eish

Ha-mav-dil bein ko-desh le-chol, bein or le-cho-shech,
Bein Yis-ra-eil la-a-mim, bein yom hash-vi-i
L’-shei-shet ye-mei ha-ma-a-seh
Ba-ruch a-tah A-do-nai ha-mav-dil bein ko-desh le-chol.

Blessed are You Adonai our God who rules the universe, who brings forth the fruit of the vine.
Blessed are You Adonai our God who rules the universe, who creates the smell of the spices.
Blessed are You Adonai our God who rules the universe, who creates the light of the fire.
Blessed are You Adonai our God who rules the universe, who distinguishes between holy and regular,
between light and darkness, between Israel and the other nations, between the 7th day and the other 6 days of creation.
Blessed are You Adonai our God, who distinguishes between holy and regular.