Congregation Ner Shalom

Welcome to Ner Shalom


Ner Shalom has been called, for good reason, "the singing synagogue." Music is one of the primary ways we move to deeper or loftier places in ritual or in our private lives.

At Ner Shalom we take pride in drawing from a range of sources for our musical expression. In addition to traditional Ashkenazic and Sephardic liturgical melodies, we draw from klezmer, folk music and the modern chanting traditions of Rabbi Shefa Gold and others. Especially exciting, Ner Shalom has introduced its own original music to its Shabbat and holy day practice.

If you would like to lend your voice to High Holy Days, special services or other events, joining the Ner Shalom Singers. Just email Lorenzo Valensi to join. Also, email him if you play an instrument or would like to do solo singing.

In the meantime, you can learn some of Ner Shalom's originals and favoritesby watching the videos on our Ner Shalom YouTube site!

Here are some samples below:

Kol Haneshamah
From Psalm 150
Original music by Lorenzo Valensi.
Vocals and video by Irwin Keller.

Shalom Rav
From the evening Amidah.
Original music by Lorenzo Valensi.
Vocals and video by Irwin Keller.

Who Will Be Gone
Based on the Unetaneh Tokef liturgy of High Holy Days.
Original music by Irwin Keller.
Vocals and video by Irwin Keller.

Traditional High Holy Day piyyut.
Vocal by Irwin Keller.

Congregation Ner Shalom
A Reconstructionist Synagogue
of Sonoma & Marin Counties

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