Hebrew in Harmony—the new prayer curriculum for 4th-6th graders—features music from today's top Jewish musicians. This is the first in an occasional series profiling some of these talented artists.
Cantor Lisa Levine, Temple Shalom, Chevy Chase, Maryland
Who are your musical influences?
Folk music from all traditions past, present and future: American, Israeli, Yiddish, Ladino, classical, German, and art song. Debbie Friedman was instrumental in my early love for Jewish folk music, she was my song leader at UAHC Camp Swig in the 70’s. I take influences today from gospel, klezmer, chazzanut, country and folk music, as well as the great up-and-coming young Jewish artists who inspire me!
What prayer most resonates with you, and why?
One of my