There are halls in heaven that open only to the voice of song.
– The Zohar

This documentary provides an inspiring look at the impact of sacred music. A rich tapestry of tradition al liturgical prayer and contemporary lyrical renditions are interwoven with commentary by scholars and lay people. Colorful scenes from a congregational choir practice to a vibrant Shacharit service at a children’s summer camp, offer a glimpse into experiential prayer.

Other highlights include:

A cantorial student rehearsing a solemn Kol Nidre prayer sung on Yom Kippur.

A congregant recounting the heart-wrenching story of a rabbi who rescued Jewish children in hiding from the holocaust by singing out the Shema to them.

Musician and founder of the Klezmatics, Frank London, performing a captivating rendition of an ancient cantorial melody.

Shofar Sequence

Menachem & The Kids

Closing Sequenced