Day and Night: An Album for Those Seeking a Unique Spiritual Connection

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GOAL: $11,000

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We turn to yoga and meditation to find a peaceful place in this hectic world. Yet it still lacks the spiritual Jewish connection many of us seek. That’s where your support for Day and Night comes in. (Clips of the recordings at the bottom of the page.)

The Challenge

In today’s busy world, many people are hungering for spirituality. When we need the space to relax and quiet our minds, we turn to practices like yoga, meditation and prayer.

Nearly all of the music I have played while teaching yoga over the past 20 years has been in Sanskrit, a language from India, a language I don’t speak. While Sanskrit is a beautiful language, I’ve always wanted to teach my classes using gentle Hebrew music, but I have never been able to find what I was looking for.

The Album Solution

I decided to create the album, Day and Night, to provide a unique and powerful opportunity for any person seeking more spirituality, connection, and meaning in his or her life.

Inspired from the East and produced in Israel, Day and Night is presented in a warm, gentle and inviting style. Depending on your mood or the time of day, you can choose to listen to the “Morning”, “Noon”, or “Evening” track and immediately feel the words touch your heart and enter your soul.

Each track is comprised of three Hebrew mantras that are based on the three central sections of the Amidah, the core of every Jewish prayer service. These include: Modeh/Modah Ani (for Gratitude), Halleluyah (for Praise), and Ahna (for Request) providing a meaningful approach to converse with God as well as a satisfying and enriching sense of completeness in voicing your personal prayer. The mantras are simple – making the music accessible even to those people who are less familiar with the Hebrew language.

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Why Support This Project?

Your support for this album will help people, young and old, who are looking to connect spiritually – mind, body, and soul. Such as:

  • Yoga and meditation practitioners who want to enhance their Jewish spirituality.
  • Women who wish to bring a new baby into the world in a sacred way.
  • Parents who want to put their child to sleep or start their child’s day in a meaningful manner.
  • Teachers who need to settle a rowdy classroom.
  • Businesspeople who want to de-stress on their morning commute.
  • Anyone wishing to visit the sick.
  • Any person who simply wants to bring more prayer into his or her life.

The opportunities for this CD to touch those who are searching for a daily, authentic spiritual experience are endless.

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How You Can Help

Recording an album is a long and expensive project requiring music composition and arrangements, studio musicians, vocalists, rehearsal time, studio hours, editing and mixing, graphics, mastering, and producing the CD!

In order to record a high quality album, I am looking to partner up with each and every one of you.

I invite you to support this project. Every level of support includes the digital download which you can then access at anytime, anywhere, and at any moment. This album will only be made possible with the support of donors.

Timeline

November 7th, 2017: Campaign begins. As contributions come in, more recordings will take be displayed here.
https://www.facebook.com/thestuckmethod/videos/2008920892710966/ (Morning “Gratitude”)

Mid-End of December 2017:  Campaign ends. Editing and mastering of the CD.

Early January 2018: Printing, packaging, distribution, and expected delivery of album

Please take a look at the many levels of support and consider collaborating with me and supporting anyone on a spiritual journey! 
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Join our community of supporters and we can make a difference

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"From strength to strength!"
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"this is beautiful and much needed, as a Jewish teacher of Torah yoga and Jewish Mindful meditation, I am always searching for appropriate music. Lots of luck with this project."
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"Your music is beautiful, I can’t wait for the album to come out. Hatzlacha raba!"
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"Good luck Shirah!"
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"Mazel tov, Shira!"
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Joelle Winter
"I am so excited for this album. I have been looking for this for a long time."
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Lisa York
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"Keep up the great work Shira"
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"Wishing you much success."
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Esther Greenberg
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"ॐ"
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Naomi Silverman
"Looking forward to hearing the music, Thanks Shira"
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"Best wishes for a successful endeavor, Shira"
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"Good luck, Shira!"
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"to Shira Taylor Gura, an inspiring young woman"
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"Thank YOU, Shira. Keep on bringing your special light into the world..."
2017-11-08
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"Yasher Koach. Can't wait to hear the finished album!"
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"Shira. Keep up the great work!"
2017-11-07
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"Having had the privilege of actually using the music Shira has created on her retreat in Israel, I am thrilled it is going public and happily support all the hard work she's undertaken to get it out in the world!"
2017-11-07
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This campaign deals with:

Film & Music | Health & Wellness | Jewish Communities

Day and Night: An Album for Those Seeking a Unique Spiritual Connection

$5,118   raised
GOAL: $11,000

29 days to go

194

 Donors

Campaign by
Shira Taylor Gura
Northern District, Israel

Shira Taylor Gura is the author of the book, Getting unSTUCK - Five Simple Steps to Emotional Well-Being, winner of the 2017 International Book Award in self-help. As a well-being coach and host of the podcast, Getting unSTUCK, she facilitates workshops, retreats and 1:1 coaching sessions to help people get unstuck in their lives and relationships. She is also the founder and singer/songwriter of the musical ensemble, HannaTONES. Shira lives with her husband and four children in northern Israel. You can learn more about her work at: www.thestuckmethod.com

  • Shema (Listen)
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    Todah! (Thank you!) Your support provides a meditative boost to your day. Whether you’re on the way to work or in a yoga class, your "Day and Night" digital download will lead you on your spiritual journey.

  • Classic Chai
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    Todah! (Thank you!) For those of you who treasure owning a hard copy of your music, you’re in luck! With your $18 donation you’ll receive 1 copy of the CD "Day and Night" + the digital download (cost of shipping included).

  • Double Classic Chai
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    Todah rabah! (Thank you very much!) Now you can share the spiritual love when you receive 2 copies of the CD "Day and Night" + the digital download (cost of shipping included).

  • Olam (World)
    18 claimed

    Thank you for being an advocate of Jewish spirituality in everyday life. Words are how we frame the world, and that makes all the difference. You’ll receive an autographed copy of the award-winning book, Getting unSTUCK (winner of the 2017 International Book Award) + the CD "Day and Night" + the digital download (cost of shipping included).

  • Shal-OM
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    You are a true believer in the ability to create purpose and meaning in life. You’ll receive a private 1.5 hour yoga class just for you! You'll receive the book, Getting unSTUCK + the CD "Day and Night" + the digital download. Depending on location. Availability in Israel from Sept-June and the New Jersey area in July/August.

  • Shalom Alecheim (Peace be upon you)
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    And if it’s Friday, Shabbat Shalom! You invite peace and joy through your faith in this journey. Enjoy a musical Kabbalat Shabbat service with "HannaTONES" (on Kibbutz Hannaton) followed by dinner for you and your family at the Gura family household + a copy of Getting unSTUCK + the CD "Day and Night" + the digital download.

  • Yachad (Together)
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    Hamon todah! (Many thanks!) They say two heads are better than one. What about four heads or ten? We can achieve great things when we come together. For this level, you’ll receive a private Getting unSTUCK 2-hour workshop (for up to 50 participants) for your community. Each participant receives the CD "Day and Night" and the digital download. Depending on location. Availability: Israel Sept - June, New Jersey area July/August.

  • Hineni (Here I am)
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    Practice what you preach. You believe in the importance of a meaningful, spiritual Jewish life and I am eternally grateful for that! You’ll receive the Getting unSTUCK Program: 10 one-on-one private coaching sessions (via Skype). You will also receive a free copy of Getting unSTUCK, the Getting unSTUCK Companion Journal, the CD "Day and Night", and the digital download. (Cost of shipping included)

  • Shalva (Serenity)
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    Incredible! Elef Todot! (A thousand thanks!) Your passion and drive for the practice of self-love, health, and happiness has brought you here, and for that I am humbled. You’ll receive a private 2 night/2 day Getting unSTUCK retreat for you and up to 7 of your friends, includes yoga, meditation, journaling, mindful eating sessions, and Getting unSTUCK sessions. (Israel only, unless otherwise agreed upon.) Each participant receives a free copy of the book, Getting unSTUCK, a CD "Day and Night" and the digital download.

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