Music of Worship
High Holy Days
A behind the scenes look at High Holiday Production at Holy Blossom Temple 2020/5781
This Cantorial classic setting of Sh’ma Koleinu was composed by Max Helfman. It was recorded live at the Erev Kol Nidre Service at Holy Blossom Temple in 2020/5781. Sung by Cantor David Rosen and accompanied by Jason Jestadt
A stirring rendition of the “R’zei” prayer composed by Stephen Richards. It performed by Cantor David Rosen, the Temple Choir and Jason Jestadt on piano.
From the 13 attributes of Mercy (Exodus 34:6-7) “Adonai Adonai” by Max Helfman was recorded for the 2020 CCRJ cross-Canada Selichot Service. Performed by Cantor David Rosen, the Temple Choir and Jason Jestadt on piano.
B’rosh Hashanah/“Who by Fire”
A perfect marriage of text between the essence of the Un’taneh Tokef prayer and the song made composed and made famous by Leonard Cohen. This recording was live is live during 2nd Day Rosh Hashanah Services, 2020/5781 recording of B’rosh Hashanah/Who By Fire.
- Cantor David Rosen:
- The Temple choir,
- Jason Jestadt, piano
- Jamie Drake, percussion
- Jonathan Craig, viola
- Mary Katherine Finch, cello
- Composers: I. Alter, J.Mendelson, D.Mutlu, L. Cohen, D. Koncelik
A collaboration of Cantors and Cantorial Soloists across Canada created for the 2020 CCRJ commemoration of Selichot. Arrangement by Judy Adelman Gershon.
Shabbat and the Festivals
A prayer for healing, written by Craig Taubman. This video was inspired during the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic in March 2020. Sung by Cantor David Rosen and accompanies by Alex Hopkins on piano.
“May the Words of my Lips and the meditations of my heart be acceptable to you, O God.”
A lovely setting of this meditation written by R. Nelson and H. Shachter. Performed by Cantor David Rosen, Cantorial Soloist Lindi Rivers and Mark Selby on piano.
A collaboration of 20 cantors in honour of the WUPJ’s “Many Candles, One World” 2020 Chanukah celebration.
A lively composition celebrating the many miracles of Chanukah by Robbie Solomon. Performed by Cantor David Rosen, Cantorial Soloist Lindi Rivers and Mark Selby on piano.
A talmudic piece from the P’sukei D’zimra morning service liturgy composed by Ben Steinberg. This virtual collaboration is presented by Cantor Benjamin Maissner and Cantor David Rosen. Pianist, Jason Jestadt
An adaptation of Meir Finkelstein’s classic composition for the prayer for Israel, this special collaboration featured the voices of 10 of North America’s Greatest cantors in celebration of Yom Ha’atzmaut.
Samachti – Psalm 122
A beautiful arrangement by Charles Osborne of these poetic words from psalm 122, celebrating the sacredness of our Jerusalem and the Holy Land. Performed by the Temple Singers of Holy Blossom Temple. Conducted by Cantor David Rosen and Piano by Jason Jestadt.
“Gifts of Light” – Concert
An Interfaith Celebration of Light in honour of Healthcare and Frontline Workers.
Light These Lights/Borukh Ate
A mash-up of this yiddish classic and Debbie Friedman song in celebration of Chanukah. A heartfelt duet, sung by Cantor David Rosen and his son Joel Glickman Rosen. Jason Jestadt on piano.