Dear Students and Staff,
On behalf of the Grade Six class of Shabbaton 2010, we would like to present a Siddur and accompanying C.D. to everyone who enjoys Shabbat music from their souls. In this Siddur, there are prayers and the translations to the prayers. We wrote stories that connect to the themes of the prayers. Included are: Shabbat quotes and art work. We decided to create this Siddur and C.D because we think that the new and jazzy tunes will enhance your Kabbalat Shabbat.
We are excited to share this new music with you. We feel more connected to Hashem because we are singing prayers with joy and intention (כוונה). We hope that this new music to traditional prayers will get passed down from generation to generation.
The grade six teachers and I used the iPod to record the students singing, when we realized that the sound quality was much better than recording directly to a computer. After recording, I used Audacity to create single tracks of each of the songs on the Mac. The CD has been burned and will be burned for each student, as well as the teachers in the elementary school.
This is the best part of acquiring new hardware; finding a new use for a teacher who has a need for the technology. The iPod made the recording easy and portable and the sound quality was excellent. I would like to ask other members of this blog if they have suggestions regarding posting the songs somewhere on the web.