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Tzedek Tirdof: A Social Action Songbook

This treasury of 25 of the world's most moving and powerful social action anthems includes sheet music and 2 cds. Available for purchase from URJ Books and Music.


Music for Shabbat Tzedek

To celebrate the Religious Action Center's 50th Anniversary, we compiled a list of great social justice songs to be used by congregations throughout our Movement.

Additional Songs
The following pieces of music are suggested for incorporation into social action-focused services. Many are available in Gates of Song or The Complete Shireinu, available through Transcontinental Music.

  1. And the Youth Shall See Visions- Friedman, Shireinu p20
  2. Ani v’Atah- Arik Einstein and Miki Gavrielov, Shireinu p28
  3. Bayom Hahu- Lisa Silverstein Tzur, Shir p32, Barry Kanarek, Shireinu p33
  4. Blessing for Social Justice: Lirdof Tzedek- Jeff Klepper, sheet music: totshabbat.com/kleppersocialjustice.pdf
  5. B’makom- Michael Isaacson, Shireinu p39
  6. Down by the Riverside- spiritual, Shireinu p56
  7. Dreamer- Lorre Wyatt, Shireinu 57
  8. Hinei Mah Tov- folksong, Shireinu p89, Steve and Marni Dropkin, Shireinu p89, M. Jacobson-Drozi, Shireinu p90, folksong, Shireinu p91
  9. Hold Fast to Dreams- music by Jeff Klepper, lyrics by A.B. Yehoshua, Langston Hughes, Shireinu p99
  10. If I Had a Hammer- Lee Hays and Pete Seeger
  11. Im Ein Ani Li Mi Li- folksong, arr. Davidson, Gates of Song #146, Debbie Friedman, Shireinu p106
  12. Kehillah Kedoshah- Dan Nichols, from his cd My Heart is in the East, sound clip & ordering: jewishrock.com
  13. Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream- Ed McCurdy
  14. Laugh at All My Dreams-Friedman, M. Samuels on Sachki, Shireinu p 122
  15. Let Peace Shine- Lynn Metrik, ordering: lrmetrik@yahoo.com
  16. Lo Alecha- Klepper and Freelander, Shireinup135
  17. Lo Yarei’u/V’chit’tu- William Sharlin and Ezri Gabbai, Shireinu p136
  18. Lo Yisa Goi- folksong, arr. Davidson, Gates of Song #149, folksong Shireinu p137, Shalom Altman, Shireinu p138
  19. Make Those Waters Part- Doug Mishkin, Shireinup144
  20. Nefesh Achat- Jon Gold, Natalie Hutner, Leslie Kane, Alicia Katzman, Shireinu p154
  21. One People- Debbie Friedman, sheet music: debbiefriedman.com
  22. Open Your Hand- Karen Daniel, sound clip & ordering: cdbaby.com/cd/karendaniel
  23. Peace & Love & Understanding- Lynn Metrik, ordering: lrmetrik@yahoo.com
  24. Pit’chu Li- Shlomo Carlebach, Gates of Song#156 or Shireinu p166, Steve Dropkin, Shireinup167,
  25. Joe Black on his cd Leave a Little Bit Undone, sound clip & ordering: www.rabbijoeblack.com
  26. The Prophet You- Julie Silver, Shireinu p168
  27. Shir LaShalom- music by Yair Rosenblum, lyrics by Ya’akov Rotblitt, Shireinu p183
  28. V’yashvu Ish- Jeff Klepper and Dan Freelander, Shireinu p213
  29. Yad b’Yad- Craig Taubman, Shireinup216
  30. Yih’yeh Shalom- Rick Recht, Shireinup222
  31. We Choose Peace- Tracy Friend, ordering: tracy.friend@acnielsen.com

Sing out for Justice cd, Various Artists To order please contact:

Religious Action Center
2027 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
202.387.2800
rac@urj.org



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