The Cantor's Corner
Vocals: Elizabeth Sternlieb
Piano and recordings: Tim Bayless
Missed the concert? You can still enjoy "Standards by Sternlieb" in a new CD by Cantor Liz.
"It Never Entered My Mind"
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Sinai Free Synagogue
550 No. Columbus Ave, Mt. Vernon, NY 10552
"Those familiar with Elizabeth Sternlieb's spiritual music will be unsurprised by the richness and range she brings to jazz standards. The stunner is how Liz and her band distill timeless beauty in classic arrangements by Tim Bayless, shaking golden dust from erstwhile oldies.

Need I say more? Look what I've found..."


— Peter Grand
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I Will Follow
To find a true and sacred love of God to share,
Maybe it comes along but once in life on earth
Open hearts intent on finding love to spare
And that love we find from God, perhaps, was destined from our birth.

Refrain: Don't ask me to leave you, to turn away,
Wherever you go, I will follow.
I will live where you live and love your people,
And your God will be my God too.

God will always shine eternal grace upon,
One who gives the love they have, deep within their soul.
Treasured moments shared between two people
Combine these separate lives so that two halves become one whole.

Bridge: May you find your blessings all will come to be
Wondrous music, create your symphony,
If the storms of life rain down, now you have each other
The perfect gift from God, The gift: of one another.
E. Sternlieb
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Na-a-seh V'nish-ma
Many years ago we stood at Sinai,
seven weeks of freedom had passed.
We tore out of Egypt, the waters had parted,
we were on dry land at last.
The thunder and lightning it shook up the Earth,
beneath our feet, it gave us a scare.
Then God spoke the words of the Torah's commandments:
Remember?
You know you were there.

Refrain: "Na-a-seh V'nish'ma" (is what we answered)
"Na-a-seh V'nish'ma" (is what we said)
We will do, and then we will question, to understand (2x)
(to understand)
Here, now we watch, a light to the nations, lucky our lives are all free.
We stand and we witness, as you take our place, reaffirming your faith, all can see.
You have begun the search for the ways to make this world a wonderful place.
We see the strength of God in your eyes, and God's light, it shines on your face.

Refrain:
Time after time we have overcome obstacles, put in our way by foes.
Somehow our God will come through with solutions,
that remind us, indeed we were chose-n.
Halleluyah, we rejoice as our voices rise, sharing this moment we sing,
You have insured our future security; oh it's such a beautiful thing.
Refrain...
E. Sternlieb
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Sweet As Honey!
Sweet as honey, sweet as honey, sweet as honey on our tongue (2x)
Baruch Atah Adonai Eloheinu Melech Ha-olam, Asher Kid'shanu B'mitzvotav V'tzivanu
La-a-sok B'divrei Torah (2x)
Sweet as honey, sweet as honey, sweet as honey on our tongue (2x)
D.Nichols
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Ahavat Olam
Ahavat, Ahavat olam , Beit Yisrael, Am'cha ahavtah, Torah L'mad'tah
Ahavat, Ahavat, Ahavat olam.

Everlasting love you have given to your children.
Your children are the people Israel.
Israel is guided by your Torah day by day.
Day by Day we follow as we try to find our way.

Ahavat, Ahavat olam, beit yisrael, Am'cha ahavtah, Torah, L'mad'tah.
Baruch Atah, Adonai, Oheiv Amo Yisrael, Oheiv Amo Yisrael
E. Sternlieb
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Adonai, S'fatai Tiftach
Adonai S'fatai Tiftach
Adonai S'fatai Tiftach U-fi Yagid T'hi-latecha (2x)
O God open up my lips as I begin to pray (2x)
Adonai S'fatai Tiftach U-fi Yagid T'hi-latecha (2x)
H. Tiferet Siegel
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Circle Chant
Circle round for freedom,
Circle round for peace.
For all of us imprisoned,
Circle for release.

Circle for the planet,
Circle for each soul.
For the children of our children,
Keep the circle whole.
N. Hirschhorn
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L'dor Vador
We are gifts and we are blessings, we are history in song
We are hope and we are healing, we are learning to be strong
We are words and we are stories, we are pictures of the past
We are carriers of wisdom, not the first and not the last

L'dor vador nagid godlecha
(From generation to generation, we will tell of Your greatness)
L'dor vador... we protect this chain
From generation to generation
L'dor vador, these lips will praise Your name

Looking back on the journey that we carry in our heart
From the shadow of the mountain to the waters that would part
We are blessed and we are holy, we are children of Your way
And the words that bring us meaning, we will have the strength to say L'dor vador...
J. Nelson
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Shalom Rav
Shalom rav al Yisrael am'cha tasim l'olam,
Ki Atah Hu Melech Adon l'chol hashalom.
V'tov b'einecha l'vareich et-am'cha Yis'rael
(v'et-kol-ha'amim)
B'chol eit uv'chol sha'ah bish'lomecha.
Baruch Atah Adonai Ham'varech et amo Yisrael bashalom.

O-she sha-lom bi-m'ro-mav, hu ya-a-she sha-lom a-lei-nu v'al kol Yisrael, v'i-m'u: A-mein.
May the One who causes peace to reign in the high heavens, cause peace to reign among us, all Israel, and all the world, and let us say: Amen.
Kol B'Seder
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Maariv Aravim
Holy One of blessing, Your presence fills creation.
Your word brings on the night. You make the days pass by.
The seasons go in circles. You separate the darkness from the light.

Baruch ata Adonai
Eloheinu melekh ha'olam
b'dvaro ma-a-riv aravim
S. Brodsky
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New!
Angels
Intro: Haunting lessons, Strange Suggestions
Questions I may never outgrow
Explanations, Revelations, Wishing to never let go
Does anybody know?
Verse 1: Does God ever still send angels, to keep us from going astray
To ease some of our fears and our sorrows.
And chase some of those demons away.
Refrain: Angels, Angels, sweet celestial vision
Bring my prayers, on back to the heavens
please carry, carry them home.
Angels, Angels, sail your sacred mission
Bring my prayers, on, back to the heavens
and carry, carry them home.
Verse 2: Does God ever still send angel, to guard our peaceful rest
To hold our hands as we journey
So we find ourselves eternally blessed (refrain)
Bridge: Find those special souls we're clinging to. Memories to replay
Guide them to those stars worth swinging to, set them on their way (refrain)
Elizabeth Sternlieb
These songs have been recorded in the keys we will be singing them in, for congregational participation and learning purposes only!

Bonus Tracks:

More Original Songs By Cantor Liz!
Recording and Instrumentals: Jim Keyes
Light My Way
Let Us Be Strong