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Cantor's Corner

Music evokes emotion, memory and even time. In the  context of prayer and ritual, music not only brings us  closer to each other, but also allows us to become part  of the continuum of Jewish tradition extending from our ancestors to the next generations. It helps deepen  our prayer, our relationships to each other, and  our relationship to God as few other things can.

As in so many areas of ritual and tradition, music helps us create order and may fill us with a sense of peace and comfort in a world that is often chaotic. Through melody and harmony we can express ourselves, whether in family melodies, community melodies, chant, traditional, contemporary‚Ķ we embrace our music, and value the relationships we build when we share these melodies, singing together and breathing together.

I share ritual resources on this page, and invite you to suggest posts that you would find helpful. Feel free to stay in touch with me at with any suggestions or questions.


T&V Prayer Melodies

Click here for some of our favorite Shabbat Prayer Melodies at T&V's Saturday morning services. While the content was developed to coincide with the curriculum for our Learners' Minyan, we hope this page will serve as a resource for anyone who may want to learn some of our prayer melodies. We invite you to visit this page again, as eventually we may add more melodies. THANK YOU!  Siddur pages are from the Transliterated Siddur created by Hazzan Sarah Alexander. Click here for title page and dedication.

B'nei mitzvah materials

Haftarah Blessings

Haftarah Blessings with Highlighted final blessings (Click here) 

Blessing before haftarah:



Blessings after haftarah:


Blessing for an Aliyah

Blessing for an Aliyah (Instructive):

Blessing for an Aliyah (Audio):

Trop / cantillations

Torah Trop:

Torah Trop (Audio):


Torah Trop - Medium Voice (Audio):


Torah Trop - Low Voice (Audio):


High Holiday Torah Trop:     High Holiday Trop - Low Voice       (Audio):


Haftarah Trop:

Haftarah Trop (Audio):


Haftarah Trop - Low Voice (Audio):




Megillat Esther Trop:

Megillat Esther Trop (Audio):


Megillot for Three Festivals Trop - Ruth, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes:

Megillot for Three Festivals Trop (Audio):


Megillat Eicha Trop:

Megillat Eicha Trop - Low Voice (Audio):

Birkat HaMazon (Blessings for After Meals)

Birkat HaMazon - A Collection of Twelve Blessings (Audio Collection):

Tue, June 18 2024 12 Sivan 5784