tambourine, an instrument used by women to make sacred music since ancient times


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Margot L. Stein

Geela Rayzel Raphael

Juliet I. Spitzer

Tof B'Yada

Shabbat Unplugged

The women of MIRAJ

Rabbi Rayzel Raphael
is a singer, songwriter and Rabbinic Director of the Faithways Project of Jewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia and Rabbinic Director of New Legends Creativity Project. She is co-recipient of a Philadelphia Federation Continuity Grant to develop Shabbat Unplugged, featuring musical Shabbat and Havdalah services. In addition to her collaborative projects, she has a solo CD, Bible Babes A Beltin'. Her life ambition is to be a Jewish Feminist Rock 'n' Roll star, transforming Jewish tradition with music.

Juliet I. Spitzer, MSEd (www.julietspitzer.com) is committed to promoting the peaceful management of conflict through cultural understanding and tolerance for religious, ethnic, and racial differences. An international award-winning singer-songwriter, she has served as Cantorial Soloist at Congregation Beth Israel in Media, PA for 19 years, and is a member of the a cappella trio MIRAJ, the feminist vocal ensemble SheWho, and musical troupes Shabbat Unplugged/ Havdallah Live and Tof B'Yada. Juliet teaches on a variety of topics in Judaism, and is currently also offering Soulful Chanting Circles in the Philadelphia area.

Rabbi Margot L. Stein is an award-winning singer/songwriter and has produced or co-produced 5 albums of original Jewish music. Her musical play, "Guarding the Garden," toured North America for four seasons, was seen by some 20,000 people, and was featured on the cover of Lilith magazine. Formerly the Director of Communications for the Jewish Reconstructionist Federation, Margot composes and sings with the a cappella trio MIRAJ and the troupe Shabbat Unplugged. She teaches Jewish Ethics at Gratz College's Melton Adult Mini-School, and utilizes the performing arts to teach teens Torah.