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Jay Rapoport featuring Chicago Sings - We Are Together

from Attitude of Gratitude by Jay Rapoport

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Hineh mah tov umah na'im shevet achim gam yachad!
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for people to dwell together in unity! (Psalm 133:1)

* My 5770 theme song for Temple Sholom of Chicago

* Composed during a time of senior rabbi transition for our congregation, it was originally meant to have a reassuring, unifying message for the congregation. During the pandemic it took on extra resonance as we found new ways to “sit” together.

* When the learning theme for the year was selected, I initially thought, “Who needs another Hinei Mah Tov?” (There are SO many.) Then I went home and wrote one.

* Performed with Chicago Sings at our February 2020 at Temple Sholom. For the first time I got to hear the 4-part round the way I imagined it. It was one of the last major gatherings before the pandemic began. The recording features many members of Chicago Sings, founded by Jewish Rock Radio as a way of bringing together musical colleagues in the Chicago area for a series of concerts in 2018-2020 featuring collaborative arrangements of original compositions.

GRATITUDE REFLECTION: Tell someone in your life that you appreciate them. Today.


"WE ARE TOGETHER" (by Jay Rapoport)

Part I
We are together
It’s so nice to be together
Cuz when we are together
It’s so good

Part II
Hinei mah tov
Hinei mah tov umah nayim
Shevet Achim
Shevet Achim gam yachad

Part III
Hi...nei Hinei mah tov

Part IV
I clap my hands
I move my soul


from Attitude of Gratitude, track released October 10, 2021
Music & Lyrics by Jay Rapoport
Copyright Maxfun Music 2019 (ASCAP), all rights reserved

Vocals by Jewish Rock Radio's "Chicago Sings" featuring:
Laurie Akers
Steven Chaitman
Cantor Susie Friedman
Kenneth Lyonswright
Cantor Andrea Markowitz
Cantor Jay O’Brien
Beth Reinstein

with Dan Lee
and Zach Singer

Vocals, Piano, Wurlitzer, Hammond B3 Organ: Jay Rapoport
Bass, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Mellotron: Zach Singer
Drums, Tambourine: Walker Adams

Jay Rapoport recorded by Andy Shoemaker & Jason Schmidt at Rax Trax in Chicago, IL
Zach Singer recorded at Star Guitar Records in Austin, TX
Walker Adams recorded at home in upstate NY
Dan Lee recorded at home in Austin, TX
Chicago Sings vocals recorded at home in Chicagoland, IL

Additional mixing by Matthew Silberman

Graphic Design by Rick Lupert
Executive Consultant Cantor Ross Wolman

Produced, arranged & mixed by Zach Singer at Star Guitar Records in Austin, TX


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Jay Rapoport Chicago, Illinois

Jay Rapoport, RJE takes Jewish values and texts and transforms them into “Ruach Rock”, a catchy piano-pounding style influenced by Ben Folds and Billy Joel. In 2020 Jay appeared on the Disney Holiday Singalong, defeated his former student on “Who Knows One?” and received a Covenant Foundation grant to compose the theme song for the Jewish Education Center of Cleveland’s “La-bri’ut” curriculum. ... more

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