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I am proud and excited to announce this year’s call for nominations for Soundtrack of Our Spirit. You may nominate yourself or someone else through the short form below. We are looking for cantors, song leaders and songwriters who work with Jewish music of any kind to submit their best work to us. Soundtrack is open to anyone who sings in a Jewish communal setting, from any denomination and ethnic background, whether that musical expression takes place in synagogue or summer camp, a college campus or a nursery school. The deadline is September 5.
Last year, when we created Soundtrack of Our Spirit to discover and share the best in Jewish music, we had a hunch that readers would engage in this ambitious new project. We never imagined how successful it would be! Nominations poured in — more than 300 in total — of extraordinary depth and variety. Our stellar judges helped us select the most compelling tracks, and the resulting soundtrack showcased an inspiring mix of traditional and contemporary Jewish music.
To top it off, Soundtrack of Our Spirit won first place for outstanding digital outreach by the American Jewish Press Association.
With your participation, this year’s Soundtrack will achieve even more success. Help us find the Jewish music that moves you, and we will share it with the world.
The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM EST on September 5, 2016.
* Open to legal residents of the U.S. 18 years of age or older.
* The person nominated must be the ONLY person singing or playing on this recording.
* The submission cannot contain third party copyrighted material.
* Submitted music must be no longer than four (4) minutes.
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Jane Eisner, a pioneer in journalism, is writer-at-large at the Forward and the 2019 Koeppel Fellow in Journalism at Wesleyan University. For more than a decade, she was editor-in-chief of the Forward, the first woman to hold the position at the influential Jewish national news organization. Under her leadership, the Forward’s digital readership grew significantly, and won numerous regional and national awards for its original journalism, in print and online.