Shabbat Sovev

is the transcendent aspect of the Divine, that which surrounds everything, that which we’re always swimming in, existing in. This shabbat could be an attempt to mimic that and access that. By davening in a circle, we are creating a space and a service to tap into the transcendent nature of the divine, to transcend ourselves, the prayer we could do on our own, the prayer that we could do with just words, or the normal nusach. Shabbat Sovev is a chance, sitting and singing in the round, to access God’s transcendent qualities.

ממלא כל עולמין
וסובב כל עולמין
ומבלעדך אין שום
מציאות כלל
(רעיא מהימנא, זוהר)

God, You are The One who fills all worlds (You are immanent in space and time)
and The One who surrounds all worlds (You are transcendent in space and time)
and The One who, without You, there would not be even reality at all

Shabbat Sovev was created at Temple Beth Am in Los Angeles, by Rabbis Rebecca Schatz, Adam Kligfeld, and Cantor Hillary Chorny, as a response to innovate Kabbalat Shabbat. We use melodies from artists such as: Joey Weisenberg, Nava Tehila, Raz Hartman, Moshav Band, Yonina, B’nai Jeshurun in New York, Shlomo Carlebach and many others.

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Sound Files

Yedid Nefesh
Yedid Nefesh
- Nava Tehilla /(Yoel Sykes)
Yedid Nefesh (for a Rainy Day) / Ariel Wolpe

Psalm 95
Lechu Neranena
Arbaim Shana

Psalm 96
Psalm 96 ~ Yismechu / Micah Shapiro
Yaaloz Shadai / Nava Tehilla

Psalm 97
Or Zarua - Nichols
Or Zarua / Shir Yakov Feit

Psalm 99
Moshe v'Aharon/Nava Tehilla

Psalm 29
Ya Ribon

Ana B’choakh/Joey Weisenberg

Lecha Dodi
L'kha Dodi (Joyful) - Nava Tehila
Hachamah (Bo'ee Kallah) - Josh Warshawsky
Lincoln’s Nigun - Yamin U’smol / Joey Weisenberg
Rabbi Chorny's Lecha Dodi

Psalm 92
Tov L'hodot/Nava Tehilla
Tov L'hodot

Psalm 93
Mikolot Mayim/Nava Tehilla
Nas’u Neharot - Micah Shapiro
Adonai Malach - Rabbi Chorny

Rabbi Josh Warshawsky

Nava Tehila

Dan Nichols

Joey Weisenberg

Moshav Band

Rabbi Micah Shapiro