Lah “to her”

Released November 2015

A love-letter to harmony, an homage to yearning, a tribute to gentle strength — Lah embodies the notion that music can elevate and transform the listener.

At once poignant and joyous, this collection of songs is imbued with the vitality that comes from inspired reflection on the rich Hebrew liturgical and American folk traditions that have opened hearts for generations.

The arrangements are melodically simple, harmonically lush, and rhythmically multivalent.

To listen to Lah is to encounter a new face of the Divine that we have always known, and to invite Her to dance.


Complete Song Book coming soon.

Written and Produced by Shir Yaakov Feit

All songs by Shir Yaakov Feit except
“Rishikesh” by Zach Fredman and Shir Yaakov Feit; 
“We Are Loved” lyrics by Rami Shapiro; 
“Broken-hearted” English lyrics by Shir Yaakov Feit

Engineered, mixed and mastered by Julian Pollack
Instruments recorded by Jamie Saft at Potterville International Sound
Vocals and piano recorded by Julian Pollack at Bridge and Water Studios


Cyro Baptista, percussion (tracks 2, 3, 6 & 7)
Elana Brody, backing vocals
Shir Yaakov Feit, vocals
Zach Fredman, saz bağlama
Megan Gould, violin, viola, rebab
Nadav Lev, acoustic guitar
Gerald Menke, lap steel guitar
Daniel Ori, upright and electric bass
Julian Pollack, piano and keyboards
Rich Stein, percussion (tracks 1, 4, 5, 7, 8 & 9)


Rachel Cohn, Zach Fredman, Avram Mlotek, Yiska Obadia, Miriam Rubin


FRONT COVER: ‘simplicity’ by Day Schildkret | Instagram: @morningaltars

BACK COVER: ‘Penelogram #2’ by Michael Lundgren | Instagram: @likemundgren


Az “then” 

Released 2010

“Mellow and powerful, Az is an musical arrow prayer bringing the depths of Jewish spiritual power right to your heart.”
—Rabbi Goldie Milgram,


Zeh “this” 

Released 2009

“A striking and lovely expression of … deep devotion, thoughtful embrace of text, playful exuberance and gentle reverence for the Teachings of Love. Shir Yaakov’s spirit is well-supported by careful musicality in melodies that go straight to the heart.”
—Rabbi Shefa Gold,

“Some of these songs may become new classics, sung around campfires and Shabbat dinner tables. Others are personal and introspective. All of them give new meaning to old words, which is truly a blessing.”
Rabbi Jay Michaelson


The Darshan Project


The Darshan Project is a Jewish musical project that combines deep engagement with sacred text and tradition and a radical commitment to creative inspiration and cultural innovation.  

At its core, Darshan (meaning 'myth-maker', 'seeker', 'deliverer of the drash') is a wholly unique blend of artistic elements, bringing together the soul-stirring melodies of Shir Yaakov Feit and Basya Schechter (Pharaoh's Daughter) with the spine-tingling rap/poetry of Eden Pearlstein (ePRHYME). 


From 2008–2012, Shir Yaakov served as the Music and Creative Director for Romemu, New York City's largest Jewish Renewal congregation. Listen to some of his liturgical creations, recorded live during services below.

The Epichorus

Shir Yaakov sings on The Epichorus' debut album One Bead, which Newsweek/The Daily Beast named one of the Top Ten Jewish Albums of the Year (2013).

Albums Produced by Shir Yaakov

While working as creative and music director for Romemu, Shir Yaakov conducted, performed on, designed, edited and produced A Taste of Romemu, which you can listen to and download below.

Shir Yaakov lived and worked at the Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center. There he recorded two seasons of the voices of the Adamah Fellows.