CREDITS

CREATIVE TEAMS

Rabbi Ben Berger
Rabbi Charlie Schwartz
Rabbi Nikki DeBlosi, PhD
Etan Harmelech
Erica Frankel
Arielle Krule
Rabbi Debbie Pine
Andrea Hoffman

Leah Kahn
Lauren Cohen Fisher
Michael Kagan
Rachel Hocheiser Schwartz
Meghan Crawford
Elizabeth Munsey
Rachel Gordon
Sam Jacobs

David Katznelson
Francine Hermelin
Noam Dromi
Tanya Schevitz
Josh Kanter
Sara Linden

Madelyne Heyman
Maria Arsenieva
Melissa Buscemi
Shane Hankins
Sara Gollom
Kendell Pinkney

PRODUCTION TEAM
Executive Producers
Rabbi Benjamin Berger, David Katznelson, Francine Hermelin Levite, Rabbi Charlie Schwartz
Producer
Stacy Horne
Director & Editor, In the Book
Courtney Powell
Video Producer, In the Book
Tate Nova
Lead Editor
Jonathan London
Editor
Stivens Luyo, Andy Rattinger
Motion Graphics
Jeremy Fortes
Technical Team
Lauren Sheridan, David Dustin & Michael Rivas for Senovva
Web Producer
Rami Atassi for See3 Communications
“IN THE BOOK”
Prayer Weaver
Rabbi Nikki DeBlosi PhD
Poetry

“Morning Poem,” Mary Oliver
“won’t you celebrate with me,” Lucille Clifton
“You Have Made Everything,” Alicia Ostriker
“Landscape,” Mary Oliver
“Monet Refuses the Operation,” Lisa Meuller
“God Says Yes to Me,” Kaylin Haught
“I Know,” James Conlin
Excerpt from “Techines,” Kaya Molodowski (translated from Yiddish)
“I Stand at the Seashore,” Richard Feynman
“The Patience of Ordinary Things,” Pat Schneider
“Pride,” Dahlia Ravikovich (translated from Hebrew)
“In Praise of Hands,” Jeanne Bryner
“In Blackwater Woods,” Mary Oliver

House Band
Maya Elise Abramson
Music

Lincoln’s Niggun – Joey Weisenberg
Modah Ani – Shefa Gold
Elohai – Awake My Soul – Mumford & Sons (Melody & awake my soul words)
Hamelech/Blessed Motion – Traditional/Annie Zylstra
Barechu – Noah Aronson
Yotzeir Or -Laura Berkson
Ahava Rabbah -Elana Arian
Mi Chamocha – Shir Yaakov Feit & Zach Fredman
Amida Intro – Craig Taubman
Most of All – Brandi Carlile
Y’hiyu L’Ratzon – Jeffrey Kasowitz
Avinu Malkeinu – Trad.
We are Good, We are Flawed -Batya Levine
We Return – Elana Arian & Noah Aronson
Teshuva T’fila Tzedakah/May the Life I Lead – Unknown
Nishmat Niggun – Joey Weisenberg
I Will Stay With You – Aly Halpert
If Not Now Tell me When – Carrie Newcomer
Waters of Babylon – Joey Weisenberg
Hashkivenu/One Day – Craig Taubman/Matisyahu
Yihyu L’Ratzon – Elana Arian
Niggun Tishrei – Nava Tehilah
Oseh Shalom – Nava Tehilah

“FORGIVENESS”
Creator
Aaron Levy Samuels
Executive Producers
David Katznelson & Noam Dromi
Producer
Robert David Jones
DP
Jeremy Brockman
Composer
Carlos Metta
Editor
Lewis Landini
Creative Consultant
Stacey Menchel Kussell
“KOL NIDRE”
Producer and Director
Adam Kantor
Music Director
Andrea Grody
Music Producer, Mixer, and Engineer
Dean Sharenow
Assistant Engineer
Matthew Sullivan

Studio recordings tracked and mixed at Steel Cut Audio, NYC
Traditional Iraqi Sephardic melody sung by Sharone Sayegh

Instrumental arrangement written and arranged by Misha Piatigorsky
Text from Mishkan HaNefesh
Text read by Danny Burstein
Piano: Thomas Bartlett
Clarinet: Sam Sadigursky
Cello: Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf

Traditional Ashkenazi melody sung by Adam Kantor
Arrangement by Andrea Grody
Based on the arrangement by Azi Schwartz and Raymond Goldstein
Guitar: Erik Della Penna
Vocal Ensemble: Rak Shalom (@rak_shalom), University of Maryland

Special thanks to Cantor Josh Breitzer, Elise Miller, Jessie Rosso, Rabbi Daniel Bouskila and Alex Crosby.

“SHOFAR”
Director
Rachel Fleit
Editor
Gabrielle Demesteere

Participants:
Bob Goodstein • Cruv Milgrom • Ester Levite • Lisa Shapanka Arbisser • Martine Handleman Duffy • Max Oestreich • Michael • Palmer • Noah Gammon • Robert Romoff • Sarah Brustin • Sarah Friedman • Scott Goodstein • Sophie Oestreich • Todd Krieger

“ASHAMNU”
Producer
Francine Hermelin Levite
Director
Rachel Fleit
Animation
Maya Gering
Editor
Gabrielle Demesteere
Prayers sung by
Cantor Jen Cohen

Participants:
Delilah Vallot • Jeremy Xido • Joel Stein • Julie Hermelin • Kate Scelsa • Nicole Disson • Robert Russell • Manny Yuketiel • Martine Duffy • Michaela Watkins • Milah Gammon • Francine Hermelin Levite

“AVINU MALKEINU”
Performed by
Talia Osteen
Cello
Dave Eggars
Guitar
Phil Faconti
“NEILAH – HOW WILL YOU RISE?”
Director
Rachel Fleit
Producer
Francine Hermelin Levite
Editor
Gabrielle Demesteere

Participants:
Julie Hermelin • Manny Yekutiel • Nicole Disson • Delila Vallot • Jeremy Xido • Martine Handelman Duffy • Robert Russell • Michaela Watkins

“OPENING AND CLOSING OF THE GATES”
Director
Rachel Fleit
Producer
Francine Hermelin Levite, David Katznelson
Animation
Maya Gering

Music Excerpt from Steven Drozd “Viva Ennui”

“SILENCE”
Director
Rachel Fleit
Producer
Francine Hermelin Levite, Rabbi Charlie Schwartz
Animation
Maya Gering
Chanting
Cantor Jen Cohen
CONTRIBUTORS
HILLEL PROFESSIONALS

Adam Lehman, Hillel International
Hannah Pomerantz, University of Rochester
Leah Rose Staffin, Trinity College
Rabbi Alex Kress, University of California, Los Angeles
Rabbi Ariel Naveh, University of Illinois
Rabbi Isaama Goldstein-Stoll, Yale University
Rabbi Jessica Oleon Kirschner, Stanford University
Rabbi Jessica Lott, Northwestern University

Rabbi Jonah Geffen, Hunter College
Leora Tarshish, Western University
Rabbi Melissa B. Simon, North Carolina Hillel
Rabbi Noga Brenner Samia, Hillel Israel
Rabbi Rachel Gartner, Georgetown University
Rabbi Rob Gleisser, Penn State University
Rabbi Sandra Lawson, Elon University
Dean Varun Soni, University of Southern California

STUDENT CONTRIBUTORS

Alex Knopf, University of Wisconsin
Avital Brodski, Northeastern University
Catherine Horowitz, Oberlin College
CJ Wechsler, University of San Francisco
Conner Dedrick, Boston University
Edie Falk, Hobart and William Smith College
Elise Gendrich, University of Rochester
Emily Kramer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Emily Levin-Rosenshine, University of California, San Diego
Hannah Raskin, University of Southern California
Isaac Schneider, Ithaca College
Jack Steinmetz, University of Alabama
Jacob Deck, Trinity College
Jason Deck, Trinity College
Joshua Jacoves, Trinity College
Lauren Milstein, University of Southern California
Leah Burian, University of Oregon
Leila Sassouni, State University of New York, Genneseo
Lila Jordan, Tulane University
Lior Hirshfeld, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lisa Friedman, University of Arizona

Mackenzie Martinez, Elon College
Maya Hahn, University of California, Santa Barbara
Michael Palmer, University of Utah
Mikhal Ben-Joseph, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Noa Baron, New York University
Noah “Westside Gravy “ Shufuntinsky, George Washington University
Olivia Pearl, University of Wisconsin
Rachel Bell, New York University
Rachel Kaplan, University of Arizona
Richard Kraus, Sarah Lawrence College
Robert Romoff, University of Rhode Island
Sara Goodie, University of Texas Austin
Sarah Knopf, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sarah Palatinsky, Becker College
Shayna Brotzman, University of Michigan
Simi Schreiber, Trinity College
Sophie Lerer, University of California, Santa Barbara
Zachary Ellner, University of Wisconsin
Zach Epstein, University of Texas at Austin
Zev Mishell, Princeton University

“BEYOND THE BOOK” PERFORMERS AND CONTRIBUTORS

Adam Mansbach • AJ Jacobs • Alex Lange • Alex Edelman • Ariana Reines • Arielle Goldstein • Batya Levine • Brina Milikowsky • Cameron Kasky • Charles Rogers • Chris Jackson • Dan Robert • David Mazouz • Gayle Wald • Isaac Ofori – Solomon • Jack Klink • Jacob Soboroff • Jake Cohen • Jamie Margolin • Jason Silva • Jen Cohen • Jeremiah Lockwood • Jordan Firstman • Justin Rocket Silverman • Kendell Pinkney • Lacey Schwartz • Lebo (ALO) • Leora Tarshish • Marina Luz • Martine Handelman Duffy • Maya Gering • Milk Carton Kids • Mirah • Rebecca Mazouz • Rebecca Soffer • Resistance Revival Chorus • Rishe Groner • Sarah Hurwitz • Sarah Waxman • Shaina Taub • Shoshana Berger • Starlee Kine • Tiffany Shlain • Tom Recchion • Tony Michels • Zach Rogue

SPONSORS

Support by the following funders through the Jewish Community Response and Impact Fund:

ADDITIONAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING FOR THEIR SUPPORT:

Sara Hurand and Elie Weiss, Morry and Judy Weiss
Elissa Kramer and Jay Newman
Central Conference of American Rabbis Press
Rabbinical Assembly