Ellie Cohn short film : Nava Tehila - Beyond the Words 2003
נאוה תהילה - כתבה של נעמי אלטרץ טלוויזיה קהילתית, ירושלים - מרץ 2010
הרב אנדי בכמן מעמיתי ברונפמן כותב בבלוג על תפילה עם נאוה תהילה בגינת מוזיאון הטבע. אוגוסט 2009
"One of the new scenes in Jerusalem on Shabbat is the "emerging prayer and study" community known as Nava Tehila, led by Rabbi Ruth Gan Kagan. Musical, meditative, and totally open to varieties of Jewish spiritual expression in real time, Nava Tehila is a bit like an alternative universe here--musicians create an ambient feel, rooted in ."Middle Eastern and Indian spiritual mantras as well as their own contemporary Israeli musical taste."
The basic structure of the service was what I've come to expect there: pearls from psalms, chanted repeatedly (to original melodies); singing and dancing; space for exultation and space for meditation... Reb Ruth invited us, at the beginning, to think in terms of the journey of the evening, and to choose a real journey in our own lives on which to reflect deeply during our davenen.
So before each psalm in kabbalat Shabbat, Reb Ruth related each psalm to our own internal journeys. Lechu n'ran'na l'Adonai ("let us sing in joy to Adonai"): about getting ready to go, together. Hod v'hadar l'fanav ("splendor and beauty are before God"): about preparing for the journey -- figuring out what baggage we're bringing with us, and which personal/spiritual gifts too. (And so on.)..