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Music of Jewish Gateways High Holiday Services 
Played and sung by musician Angela Gold

Enjoy and learn some of the beautiful music we sing and listen to at Jewish Gateways High Holiday services as played and sung by Angela Gold, who led the music at our High Holidays until her untimely death in 2018.


You can find each song, along with its words, below -- just click on the song titles to access the recordings.


Or, you can listen to or download the entire playlist to enjoy as you drive, wash the dishes, exercise, or whenever you'd like.

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1. High Holiday melody: The basic melody we hear throughout the High Holiday services in a number of variations

Variation 1

Variation 2

Variation 3


2. Return Again: One of the major themes of the High Holidays

Return again, return again, return to the home of your soul (2X)

Return to who you are

Return to what you are

Return to where you are

Born and reborn again.

Return again, return again, return to the home of your soul. 

by Shlomo Carlebach

3. Hashiveinu (Return Us): Also on the theme of returning


Hashiveinu Adonai eilecha v'nashuva. Chadesh yameinu k'kedem.

                              הֲשִׁיבֵנוּ יהוה אֵלֶיךָ וְנָשׁוּבָה חַדֵשׁ יָמֵינוּ כְּקֶדֶם


[Return us, Eternal One, let us return! Renew our days, as You have done of old.]

4. Avinu Malkeinu


O Mother and Father of life. Please hear us and give us Your grace.

Our Guide deep within us, O hear us and give us 

compassion and mercy and peace.

O guide us through Your grace, justice and mercy to all.

O guide us and teach us, grant justice and mercy.

We shall be free once again.


Rabbi Burt Jacobson

אָבִינוּ מַלְכֵּנוּ חָנֵנוּ וַעֲנֵנוּ כִּי אֵין בָּנוּ מַעֲשִׂים

            עֲשֵׂה עִמָנוּ צְדָקָה וָחֶסֶד וְהוֹשִׁיעֵנוּ


Avinu Malkeinu, choneinu va’aneinu (2x)

ki ein banu ma’asim.

Asei imanu, tz’dakah va’chesed (2x)


5. Adonai, Adonai


Adonai, Adonai, compassion and tenderness

Patience, forbearance, kindness, awareness

Bearing love from age to age

Lifting guilt and mistakes and making us free.


Rabbi Burt Jacobson

יהוה יהוה אֵל רַחוּם וְחַנוּן

אֶרֶך אַפַּיִם וְרַב-חֶסֶד וֶאֶֶמֶת  

נֹצֶר חֶסֶד לָאֲלָפִים

נֹשֵׂא עָוֹן וָפֶשַׁע וְחָטָאָה וְנַקֵה


Adonai Adonai el rachum v’chanun

erech apayim v’rav chesed v’emet

notzer chesed l’alafim

nosei avon va-fesha v’chata-ah v’nakei.



6. Open Up Our Eyes


Open up our eyes

Teach us how to live

Fill our hearts with joy

And all the love You have to give

Gather us in peace

As You lead us to your Name

And we will know that You are One.


Jeff Klepper



7. V'al Kulam (For All of These): Reflecting on our regrets from the past year

V’al kulam eloah slichot. Slach lanu, m'chal lanu, kapper lanu.

וְעַל כֻּלָם אֱלוֹהַ סְלִיכוֹת סְלַח לָנוּ מְחַל לָנוּ כַּפֶּר לָנוּ

For all of these, we ask one thing of You, forgive us, return us, grant us life anew.


Craig Taubman

8. L’shanah Tova Tikateyvu (Happy New Year!)


L’shanah tovah tikateyvu, l’shanah tovah tichateymu.

Tikateyvu v’tichateymu.

L’shanah tovah tikateyvu, l’shanah tovah tichateymu


Have a good new year, a sweet new year.

[May you be written and sealed for a good year.]


Please note that this music is shared for educational rather than commercial purposes.

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