Music 4 Prayer


Nava Tehila Composers

  All of our composers are members and prayer leaders at Nava Tehila Jerusalem. These compositions were written especially for our prayers and have been tested by the community...    

Daphna Rosenberg
After traveling the world for many years as a wandering troubadour Daphna returned to Israel and reconnected to her Jewish roots through music. Daphna composes music to prayers and poetry, and is the main prayer leader in the Nava Tehila community. In her music one can hear the influence of folk and rock with a touch of klezmer. Daphna is active in the area of spiritual care for the ill, in creating heart to heart connections between people and dialogue circles between Israelis and Palestinians. Her compositions to prayers are popular in communities throughout the world.
  Yoel Sykes
Yoel studied flamenco guitar at the Center for Eastern Music in Jerusalem, and at the Carmen de las Cuevas School in Granada. He is a prayer leader at  Nava Tehila community.  He has composed tens of melodies to prayers, ranging from simple chants to complex musical pieces.  Some of these can be heard on the Nava Tehila album Dancing in the Gloryand on the second album that is currently in production. Yoel's music shows the influence of rock and blues, reggae and flamenco, Arabic, Moroccan  and African music. He is a master of improvisation and an extraordinary vocal soloist, as well as a talented leader of spiritual prayer circles.
  Navot Ben Barak
Navot, born on a Kibbutz in northern Israel, is a guitarist, composer and vocalist,  who is influenced by jazz, world music, folk, Indian music, blues and rock.  Two years ago he joined the Nava Tehila community and joined the musician cirlcle and later as one of our prayer leaders. This inspired him to write music for Psalms, liturgical poems (piyuttim) and verses from the Song of Songs. Navot practices Yoga and Chi Kong, is a Shiatsu therapist and leads joyous musical visits to the Hadassa Ein Kerem Hospital

  Ruth Gan Kagan

Ruth is a rabbi and a teacher of Chasidut and Kabbaala. She is the spiritual leader of Nava Tehila community and the creator of the musical-spiritual style that has developed in the community. Ruth is mainly a midwife for other's compositions but has a few tunes that she was blessed to birth herself.
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