Leap of Faith
Ordained in 2004, Cantor Judy Greenfeld is the spiritual leader and founder of the Nachshon Minyan, a community that reaches out to the unaffiliated. It meets monthly in Encino, CA. Cantor Greenfeld is the co-author (with Dr. Tamar Frankiel) of two books, Minding the Temple of the Soul and Entering the Temple of Dreams which detail a new approach to Jewish prayer through movement and meditation. She has lectured and taught movement and prayer at retreats and synagogues around the United States. One of the highlights of Cantor Greenfeld's work with the Nachshon Minyan includes authoring a prayer book which reflects a blending of Conservative and Reform traditions. Her latest (Spring 2007) CD, "Leap of Faith: The Nachshon Minyan Sings the Sabbath," serves as an accompaniment to the prayer book. She has also released (Winter 2007) the CD 'When You Lie Down and When You Rise Up: Jewish prayers to begin and end your day in a meaningful way' featuring original music for evening and morning prayers. In a simple, 'user-friendly' way, Cantor Greenfeld takes listeners through the traditional bedtime Shema as well as the Birchot HaShachar, the morning blessings. The CD also includes meditations and guided imagery to help turn going to sleep at night and waking up in the morning into a beautiful and fulfilling ritual.