Hebrew in Harmony—the new prayer curriculum for 4th-6th graders—features music from today's top Jewish musicians. This is part of a series profiling some of these talented artists.

Eliana Light, music director and curriculum author

Who are your musical influences?

I find that my writing is a combination of classic rock, country, alt rock, and folk, with some Raffi thrown in.

What prayer most resonates with you, and why?

The answer to this one changes all the time, but today it’s Ahavat Olam- how do we feel God's love in ourselves, and how can we share and magnify that love to the world?

What's one instrument you wish you could play?


What's one technique you use to engage your congregation?

Call and response is a great way to create an instant sing-along! 

What makes you the most excited about the curriculum?

What excites me about Hebrew in Harmony is how it makes the tools of experiential education available to every teacher. Music, movement, art, and drama are all incorporated into a holistic learning experience that focuses on meaning-making. The fully-scripted curriculum lets any teacher take these modalities and use them in an intentional way that fits the lesson, and the students. 

Visit www.behrmanhouse.com/hih to hear some of Eliana's music and explore Hebrew in Harmony.