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Siddur Prayer Melodies is a web site which includes a selection of synagogue melodies very much like those which we use here. Here is a list of links from which will help you participate in our services. Note: the page numbers on the web site do not match our Siddur Sim Shalom, so Rabbi Barnard added the page numbers in our siddur below.

Shalom aleichem version 1 (page 722 in Siddur Sim Shalom)

Yedid nefesh (page 252)

L’chu Neranana(version 1) (page 254)

Kabbalat Shabbat (Psalms 96-99) (pages 254-258) This is the default style of chanting, when no special melody is used.

Mizmor l’David (page 260) We generally use version 1 on Saturday morning and version 2 on Friday night.

Psalm 96 (part of “Carlebach Hassidic style Kabbalat Shabbat) (page 254)

Psalm 98 (part of “Carlebach Hassidic style Kabbalat Shabbat) (page 256) We don’t use this melody regularly, but we have done it on occasion.

L’cha Dodi (pages 262-264) Versions 2 and 3 are the ones that we most often use.

Kabbalat Shabbat conclusion (pages 266-268) We don’t do this section exactly as it is on the site, but we do commonly use the melody for Tzaddik Katamar that is found there.

Maariv (pages 279-292) The running chant is the one which we use. The melody used for Ahavat Olam is not our most common melody, but we use it on occasion.

V’shamru, Hatzi Kaddish (page 294) Essentially the same as our most common melody. Unfortunately, here, as elsewhere, the recorded version differs very slightly form ours. This is a problem of melodies transmitted by oral tradition.

Vay’chulu, Magen avot (page 314) The melody for Vay’chulu is like one which we sometimes use, but not the one which we use most often. The melody for Barukh atta … is different from ours. The melody for Magen Avot is the one which we use.

Eloheynu velohey Avoteynu (page 314) We sometimes chant this prayer as it is done on Siddur Audio, but we often do it slightly differently, and we most often use a special Friday night melody.

Kaddish shalem(page 316)

Kiddush over wine (page 318)

Alenu (page 320) We usually repeat the words “ush’mo ehad” at the end.

Yigdal (page 326) We use both versions 1 and 2 regularly. However, we sing version 1 in unison, and not responsively as indicated on the web site.

Shachrit (Part 1) (page 334) This is our default style of chanting for this part of the service. However, we usually use melodies for Hatzi Kaddish (page 338) and for El Adon (page 342) which are different from those on the web site.

Shachrit (Part 2) (page 344) The basic style of chant is the one which we use. We do not use the special melody indicated on the web site for L’el Barukh (page 344). We usually sing Ahavah Rabbah (page 346) to a string of melodies. However, we conclude that prayer in the way which is indicated on the web site, and we do the rest of this section as indicated on the web site.

Amidah (Part 1) – Through Kedusha (page 354) We chant this section of the service substantially as it is done on the web site. Sometimes we use a different melody for “V’einenu tirena” towards the end of Kedusha.

Amidah (Part 2) – Full repetition (page 358) We use the melodies presented on the web site, along with others.

Torah service (page 394) – The melody used on the web site for “Ein kamokha” is different from the one which we use. From “Adonai melekh” on, the melodies are essentially the same as those which we use, but they vary in several details.

Torah blessings (Aliyah) (page 400) - We say the Torah blessings in the way that is presented on the web site.


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