Make It a Bridge: Remembering Steve Meltzer is a very special tribute to a cherished friend. Steve was a beloved teacher, song leader, singer/songwriter, youth group advisor, and active member of the Jewish music community who passed away suddenly on April 7, 2009 at the age of 45. Steve had been working on a new CD of original songs, but was unable to finish the work. His friends and colleagues are honored to complete the project in his memory.
Make It a Bridge includes seven of Steve's recorded tracks, and an additional eight tracks contributed by friends Dan Nichols & E18hteen, Sababa, Rabbi Joe Black, Cantor Jeff Klepper, Josh Nelson, Craig Taubman, Beth Schafer, and Eric Komar (see track listing below).
All profits from the sale of this recording will go toward the Make It a Bridge Fund, which was established in Steve’s memory to provide scholarships to help aspiring song leaders attend Hava Nashira, the URJ’s annual music and song leading workshop held each summer at the Olin Sang Ruby Union Institute.
For complete lyrics, photos, copyright information, remembrances of Steve by the contributing artists, more information about Hava Nashira, and more, please click HERE.
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1. Make It a Bridge (Steve Meltzer)
2. Chazak (Dan Nichols & E18hteen)
3. Hinei Mah Tov (Steve Meltzer)
4. Lo Alecha (Sababa)
5. L'cha Dodi (Steve Meltzer)
6. Leave A Little Bit Undone (Rabbi Joe Black)
7. La'asok B'divrei Torah (Jeff Klepper)
8. Mah Tovu (Steve Meltzer)
9. L'dor Vador (Josh Nelson)
10. Lo Alecha (Steve Meltzer)
11. Lo Ish (Craig Taubman)
12. Lev B'Lev (Beth Schafer)
13. V'shamru (Steve Meltzer)
14. Lo Yisa Goy (Eric Komar)
15. Shalom Rav (Steve Meltzer)
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