Author Archives: Hinda

About Hinda

Cantor Hinda Eisen Labovitz has served as the Cantor/Educator at Ohr Kodesh Congregation in Chevy Chase, MD since June 2014, two weeks after she achieved cantorial ordination with a masters degree in Judaic Studies from Hebrew College (Newton, MA). Cantor Labovitz served as a part-time shlichat tsibbur at Congregation Kehillath Israel in Brookline, MA, and as the assistant to the conductor for the Zamir Chorale of Boston, where was a proud alto from 2006-2014.

Prayer for Synagogue Leadership

By The Hon. Lily H. Montagu, as published in Rabbi Morrison David Bial (ed.), An Offering of Prayer: Prayers and Meditations Private and Public (Summit, NJ: Temple Sinai of Summit, 1962) p. 50. Adapted by Hinda Tz. Eisen Labovitz, 2014. Almighty Father, we … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Forgiveness

Cantor Hinda Eisen Labovitz For Selichot with Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County and Ohr Kodesh Congregation 9/19/2014 In this season, we request absolution from our fellows, and request absolution from God.  Though our human and divine community gives us the … Continue reading

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Prayer for a Mother Whose Child is Abroad

From Fanny Neuda, Stunden der Andacht: Ein Gebet und Erbauungsbuch für Israels Frauen und Jungfrauen [Hours of Devotion: A Prayer and Devotional Book for Women and Young Women of Israel], (Prague: Wolf Pascheles Publishing, 1858, 2nd ed.), pp. 101-102. Translated … Continue reading

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Who But I (by George Oliver)

Who But I?by George Oliver Who but I Could sing of the things He’s done Beholding this rising sun Remembering victories wonConsidering stars He’s flung Standing in awe of mysteries that stun me into This posture of worship Bend my back with bowed down head Drop down … Continue reading

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Prayer for a Shaliach Tsibbur before Shacharit on the High Holy Days (excerpt)

Unknown Authorship. Found pasted into a manuscript of Rosh Ha-Shanah nusach by Abraham Baer, dated 1870. Translated by Hinda Tz. Eisen, 2013. God, True King, Shaddai, the Highest Ruler, accept my supplication willingly and with strength of heart. […] Have … Continue reading

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True Repentance

From Likutei T’fillot for the month of Elul (6:42), based on the teachings of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov. Accessed here on August 13, 2013, p. 38. Translated by Hinda Tzivia Eisen. Lord my God, my soul very much knows that I am … Continue reading

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Prayer For Insomnia, Cannot Sleep Prayer, Sunday November 4 2012

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