Solomon Hoffman’s First Album of Original Jewish Liturgical Music

$2,988   raised
GOAL: $10,000

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Over the past few years, I have been writing new melodies for Jewish prayers. I have had the blessing of sharing these melodies at synagogues in Long Island and Westchester, among friends on Shabbat at my apartment, and at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, where I am currently a 2nd year rabbinical student. Seeing the response to these new melodies has inspired me to make a live recording to share these with the wider world. It is my hope that these melodies will offer all people a new way to experience prayer, and help to revive the spirit in these ancient texts.

The album will be recorded live at the historic SAJ Synagogue in Manhattan, and I have invited 18 of my favorite musicians to play with me. Each track will feature a different lead vocalist, many of whom have appeared on Broadway, and there will also be a 20+ person choir singing throughout. I’m hoping to capture the feeling of community through recording with such a large ensemble of musicians and singers. I also hope to highlight the way that people of all backgrounds and faith can come together through this music. It will all be captured on video, and shared on multiple music and video platforms to amplify this message.

The funds raise here will go towards supporting the many wonderful artists that are collaborating with me on this recording: musicians, singers, audio engineers, videographers etc. Your support will help to create this artistic collective, and share what we make with the wider world. I am grateful for whatever support you are able to offer.

Join our community of supporters and we can make a difference

Your donation is tax deductible!

All donations to this charitable cause are collected by Jewcer, and donations exceeding the fair-market value of goods/services received are qualified under Section 501(c)(3) as tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
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2020-03-30
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2020-03-30
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2020-03-30
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2020-03-29
Florence & Dave Martin
"Now Solomon's wonderful music will be widely available!"
2020-03-29
Terry and Bob Wolff
2020-03-29
Paula Whitman
$100
2020-03-29
Tim Peierls
2020-03-29
Drs. Sheri and Michael Lindner
$50
"We are excited to help sponsor this creative endeavor of yours, and to have been the recipients of so many of your creative works."
2020-03-29
Anonymous donor
$36
2020-03-28
Barbara Schaffer
$250
"To Solomon who continues to excel in his talent & skills as a musician, composer & orchestral director. May he continue to thrive for all of us to witness."
2020-03-27
Donna and Derrick Cephas
$180
2020-03-19
Robin & David Sigman
$200
2020-03-19
Anonymous donor
"We are excited to hear the entire album when ready, sure to be exceptional"
2020-03-17
Susan Hicks
"Wishing you luck in producing this & sharing your beautiful sound!"
2020-03-15
Doris and Hans Grunwald
"Looking forward to the record!"

Solomon Hoffman’s First Album of Original Jewish Liturgical Music

$2,988   raised
GOAL: $10,000

12 days to go

15

 Donors

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Solomon Hoffman
NY, USA

Solomon Hoffman is an emerging prayer leader, musician and composer studying to be a rabbi at the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. The school has awarded him the the Mehlman Jewish Music Award and Socolow Writing Prize. He is currently serving as the Rabbinic Leader for Mishkan Ha'am, a Reconstructionist community in Westchester. He grew up in Port Washington, NY attending the Reconstructionist Synagogue of the North Shore (RSNS). Since 2014, he has been an educator there, pioneering new curriculum on social justice, Jewish values, prayer and Torah for learners 2-90+. He also serves as their musical director, arranging for congregant musicians, leading the choir and composing new prayer settings. Solomon has composed and arranged music for a variety of theater, cabaret and dance projects and is the founder of The Songwriter’s Orchestra, an innovative 12-piece chamber orchestra that accompanies award-winning songwriters and Broadway performers. His work has been performed at 54 Below, Juilliard Drama, (le) poisson rouge, Lincoln Center, FringeNYC and Dixon Place. He served on the volunteer leadership team for the NY chapter of Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice for three years, and seeks to create projects that fuse the arts and activism. Solomon graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University with majors in music and psychology, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He completed a unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) through Mount Sinai Hospital.

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    Receive a download link to hear the album!

  • Music!
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    Receive a download link to hear the album and receive a booklet of the sheet music!

  • Arrangement!
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    Receive a download link to hear the album, receive a booklet of the sheet music and request your own instrumental arrangement for one of the tracks! (customized for instrumentation and skill level!)

  • General Sponsor
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    In addition to the above perks, your name will be listed in all credits for the album.

  • Track Co-Sponsor
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    In addition to the above perks, your name will be listen prominently in association with a particular track. Plus, Solomon will write an original setting to a text of your choosing.

  • Track Sponsor
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    In addition to the above perks, your name will be listen prominently in association with a particular track, which you will help to select. Plus, Solomon will write an original setting to a text of your choosing.

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