Modern Hebrew Prayer Music

"'The psalmist wrote, 'Shiru L’Adonai shir chadash – Sing unto God a new song.'  
Hip Hop Shabbat does just that."
-Rabbi Karen Citrin, Temple Beth-El, San Mateo, CA

backbeat-2HipHopShabbat is an educational and spiritual project which combines Jewish prayer and hip-hop. Yo-natan, the creator of the project, offers two unique programs for Jewish communities.

Yo-Natan's "HipHopShabbat" is a great way for the whole family to celebrate Shabbat together. This hour-long service is an entire Shabbat service, set to the beat of electronic hip-hop and reggae music. Audiences are intellectually and spiritually inspired by the hip-hop lyrics, which are contained in the supplemental "HipHopShabbat Siddur," and provide the means for an inclusive "prayerformance." Read More...

Yo-Natan's "HipHop Workshops" are great for Jewish Schools, Youth Groups, Summer Camps and Hillels. During this 2-hour workshop, Yo-natan shows participants how to turn a Jewish prayer or theme into an inspirational hip-hop song. Read More...

For more information, or to schedule an event, please contact Jonathan Gutstadt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.