One Little Dot was Beged Kefet’s farewell album. As always, it’s filled to overflowing with beautiful, exciting and inspiring melodies. It includes the premiere of Cantor Leon Sher’s “Heal Us Now,” which has become a beloved melody for the healing moment in Jewish prayer. Each piece was arranged and copyrighted by the composer unless noted below. One Little Dot features the following songs:
Track 01: Breathe on Me (Prelude)
Track 02: Sha-alu Sh’lom Y’rushalayim (words adapted from Psalms 122:3, 6-8 and Liturgy, music by Cantor Leon Sher)
Track 03: Shalom Rav (Hebrew from Liturgy, translation from Vetaher Libenu Siddur, Cong Beth El, Sudbury, MA, music by Cantor Benjie Ellen Schiller)
Track 04: Kid’mu Sharim (words from Psalms 68:25-27, music by Cantor Leon Sher)
Track 05: Keepers of the Flame (words and music by Rabbi Jonathan Kraus, arranged by Cantor Leon Sher)
Track 06: Od’cha (words from Psalms 118:21-24, music by Stephen Glass, used with permission)
Track 07: God is My Rock (music and arrangement by Bob Kauflin and Ed Nalle with English words adapted from Psalms 62:3, 118:6, Paragon Music Corp/ASCAP, Champion Of Love Music/ASCAP, LifeSong Music Press/BMl and Organon Key Music/BMI, Hebrew lyrics adapted by Beged Kefet from Isaiah 12:2-3 and Rabbi Shlomo Ibn Gabirol)
Track 08: Lamdeini (Hebrew by Leah Goldberg, translation adapted from Siddur Koi Haneshamah, music by Cantor Benjie Ellen Schiller)
Track 09: Mah Tovu (words from Numbers 24:5, Psalms 5:8, 26:8, 95:6, 69:14, music by Cantor Leon Sher)
Track 10: Dreamers (words by Beth Sher, music by Cantor Leon Sher)
Track 11: Y’varech’cha (words from Numbers 6:24-26, Psalms 121:7-8, and the Evening Liturgy, music by Cantor Leon Sher)
Track 12: Vaidabeir Moshe (words from Leviticus 23:44, music by Cantor Leon Sher)
Track 13: Grace (words adapted from Vetaher Libenu Siddur, Congr Beth El, Sudbury, MA, music by Cantor Benjie Ellen Schiller)
Track 14: Dageish (words and music by Rabbi Jonathan Kraus and Cantor Leon Sher)
Track 15: Heal Us Now (Hebrew adapted from Liturgy, Numbers 12:13 and Psalms 28:9: 85:10, 145:18 and 118:25, English words and music by Cantor Leon Sher)
Track 16: Breathe On Me (song in public domain, arranged by Robert Jackson and Edwin Hatch)
From 1982 until 2009, Beged Kefet was a tzedakah‑based music performance group that appeared across North America and Israel. Its members included Rabbi Les Bronstein, Rabbi Billy Dreskin, Cantor Ellen Dreskin, Cantor Riki Lippitz, Cantor Benjie Ellen Schiller, Beth Sher and Cantor Leon Sher. Beged Kefet made use of keyboard, guitar, flute, banjo, tof, and seven-person harmonies that would send audiences’ spirits soaring. Every dollar that Beged Kefet earned was donated to Myriam’s Dream, which was dedicated to furthering the vision of Myriam Mendilow, founder of Lifeline for the Old in Israel, who devoted her life to preserving human dignity and promoting understanding, tolerance and respect for all people.
Through concert performances and recording sales, Beged Kefet sought to awaken human hearts and minds to the uniqueness and value of every human being, and to raise funds to support programs which translated this ideal into action.
Through her selfless efforts, Myriam taught us that one single person can change the world. Beged Kefet sought to impart that lesson to our audiences for more than twenty years, as well as to our precious children: Jessica, Liba, Julie, Katie, Gabriel, Jonah z”l, Yoni, Avi, Aiden, Eliana, and Lev. We are grateful to them for their love and understanding, to the dedicated members of the Board of Directors of Myriam’s Dream for their unwavering support and enthusiasm, and to all the supporters of Myriam’s Dream whose financial donations and constant encouragement have made Beged Kefet’s dream of a third recording a reality.
sound engineering by Manfred Knoop, Iain Fraser and Phil Ludwig (Knoop Studios, River Edge, NJ)