Words by Abigail Pogrebin, music by Tom Kitt
Simply Praise & Worship
"Taking Your Place" offers a stirring way to mark the milestone of the bar or bat mitzvah. It's been added to Saturday morning Shabbat services at the historic Central Synagogue in New York -- not only because of it's simple beauty but because it communicates so clearly the significance of a child choosing to join the larger Jewish family. The Hebrew comes from the mishebeirach prayer-- the blessing for the child found in the Shabbat morning liturgy. The Hebrew blessing is one of the mishebeirach prayers for the Torah service found in any traditional siddur.
Taking Your Place
Tom Kitt (composer); Abigail Pogrebin (lyricist)