MUSIC
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Our mailing address: P.O. Box 5086, West Hills, CA 91307 Telephone: (818) 658-1800 Email: makomohrshalominfo@gmail.com

The Music of Makom

“God gave us Music that we might pray without words.” ~ Beethoven “Music unwraps the heart, sings out the prayer, dances the Spirit, and opens the soul.” ~ Mary Davis

Jewish Prayer Through Music

Jewish music helps us open our hearts, lift our souls, connect with the Divine, and pray. Music is a great way for both beginners and the more experienced to feel the meaning inside the prayers. At Makom, we sing Jewish prayers in both English and Hebrew, providing translations and transliterations.

Traditional and New Jewish Music

Makom has always been a place where people pray through song and new music is born. Our services incorporate prayers sung to traditional melodies as well as contemporary songs. Some of our favorites include songs by Debbie Friedman, Craig Taubman, our own Rabbi Monty Turner, and some of our own congregants.

Spark Your Creativity

Over the years, many congregants - singers, composers and musicians - have brought their hearts, souls and talents to our services. If you love to sing, if you play an instrument, if you love to listen to music, if you love to dance, you are most welcome to join us! Makom has a history of sparking creativity and inspiring people to deepen their connection to Judaism through music and prayer. If you are a musician or vocalist who would like to share your talents, reach out to us at makomohrshalominfo@gmail.com. And please check out our community and our services which are listed in our calendar here.
Makom Ohr Shalom Choir Makom Ohr Shalom Choir Makom Ohr Shalom Choir Makom Ohr Shalom Choir Makom Ohr Shalom Choir Photos courtesy Mark Reden and Susann Brody

With little Jewish education, Dana Stone found her

spiritual home at Makom Ohr Shalom about thirty

years ago. Singing in the choir, she became a

soloist in time, and sang at Shabbat services

alongside many of our clergy.

Pam Bassuk arrived at Makom over thirty years ago, new to

LA, raised secular, and curious to learn more about

Judaism. Her first day at Makom Shabbat services, the

shalom chanting opened something deep in her soul. Pam

continued attending Torah classes and services, and even-

tually deepened her commitment to Judaism by studying

with a group of Makomers to become Bat Mitzvah. After

many years singing from the pews, Pam joined Dana Stone

on the bima, co-leading songs and musical prayers, and

playing guitar. Pam loves the spiritual connection and

community she feels at Makom. She also enjoys writing

Jewish songs, creative non-fiction, and screenplays.

Music
Please support our community and our music by donating -
Our mailing address: P.O. Box 5086, West Hills, CA 91307 Telephone: (818) 658-1800 Email: makomohrshalominfo@gmail.com

The Music of Makom

“God gave us Music that we might pray without words.” ~ Beethoven “Music unwraps the heart, sings out the prayer, dances the Spirit, and opens the soul.” ~ Mary Davis

Jewish Prayer Through Music

Jewish music helps us open our hearts, lift our souls, connect with the Divine, and pray. Music is a great way for both beginners and the more experienced to feel the meaning inside the prayers. At Makom, we sing Jewish prayers in both English and Hebrew, providing translations and transliterations.

Traditional and New Jewish Music

Makom has always been a place where people pray through song and new music is born. Our services incorporate prayers sung to traditional melodies as well as contemporary songs. Some of our favorites include songs by Debbie Friedman, Craig Taubman, our own Rabbi Monty Turner, and some of our own congregants.

Spark Your Creativity

Over the years, many congregants - singers, composers and musicians - have brought their hearts, souls and talents to our services. If you love to sing, if you play an instrument, if you love to listen to music, if you love to dance, you are most welcome to join us! Makom has a history of sparking creativity and inspiring people to deepen their connection to Judaism through music and prayer. If you are a musician or vocalist who would like to share your talents, reach out to us at makomohrshalominfo@gmail.com. And please check out our community and our services which are listed in our calendar here.
Makom Ohr Shalom Choir Makom Ohr Shalom Choir Makom Ohr Shalom Choir Makom Ohr Shalom Choir Makom Ohr Shalom Choir Photos courtesy Mark Reden and Susann Brody

Pam Bassuk arrived at Makom over thirty years ago, new

to LA, raised secular, and curious to learn more about

Judaism. Her first day at Makom Shabbat services, the

shalom chanting opened something deep in her soul.

Pam continued attending Torah classes and services, and

eventually deepened her commitment to Judaism by

studying with a group of Makomers to become Bat

Mitzvah. After many years singing from the pews, Pam

joined Dana Stone on the bima, co-leading songs and

musical prayers, and playing guitar. Pam loves the spiri-

tual connection and community she feels at Makom. She

also enjoys writing Jewish songs, creative non-fiction,

and screenplays.

With little Jewish education, Dana Stone found her

spiritual home at Makom Ohr Shalom about thirty

years ago. Singing in the choir, she became a

soloist in time, and sang at Shabbat services

alongside many of our clergy.