My mission is to bring people together through the power of music. – Ramón Tasat

Hazzan Dr. Ramón Tasat


Skilled at weaving many voices harmoniously

A Time to Embrace
A Ceremony Toward National Healing and Reconciliation
Held Saturday night, November 21st, 2020

Why Do We Sing?
We sing because it rains on the furrow, and we embrace life…
Mario Benedetti
from Canciones del desexilio, 1983 / Music by Alberto Favero
The Uruguayan poet Mario Benedetti was one of the most important literary voices in Latin America.
I think it’s impossible to overestimate the importance of Benedetti and his work – his words have inspired and comforted multiple generations across the entire American continent.

Bar Yohai – New Melody by Hazzan Dr. Ramón Tasat in honor of Lag Baomer 5780

Lyrics by Shimon ibn Lavi
Music by Hazzan Dr. Ramón Tasat
Guitar – Hazzan Dr. Ramón Tasat
Hazzan Gastón Bogomolni
Hazzan Arianne Brown
Hazzan Alvaro Navarro
Hazzan Gastón Saied
Hazzan Dr. Ramón Tasat

Produced by Hazzan Gastón Bogomolni

The audio was mixed by David Sparr, and the video production was by Javier Wasser.

What’s Happening…

Jewish Liturgical Music Conference and Shabbaton (2019)

Shabbaton: March 8-9
Conference: March 10-11
2019 in Chicago

We are honored to dedicate this conference and Shabbaton to the memory of the gifted Jewish musicologist Dr. Judith Kaplan Eisenstein (1909-1996), z”l.

The conference, with a mix of panel discussions, workshops, master classes, and other sessions intended to appeal both to professionals in the field and to interested non-professionals, will be held at two locations in Hyde Park.
It will begin on Sunday morning, at Swift Hall on the University of Chicago campus, 1025 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, running that day from 10:00 a.m. to about 6:15 p.m.
On Monday, we will be at Congregation Rodfei Zedek, 5200 South Hyde Park Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60615, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at about 4:30 p.m.
We will also be offering a concert Sunday evening, at KAM Isaiah Israel, 1100 East Hyde Park Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60615, beginning at 8:00 p.m.  Kosher box lunches (and snacks, but no other meals) will be provided on both days.

A Saturday evening musical program, on the north side of Chicago, will feature Joey Weisenberg, Mishkan Chicago musicians, and more.


Like Jewish music? Want to get involved? Choose your area of interest. You are invited to participate

Kolot HaLev: Love of Learning and Singing

A Community Choir — Ramón Tasat, Musical Director

Kolot HaLev logo
Kolot HaLev website

K olot HaLev (Voices of the Heart) is an independent community choral group focusing on Jewish choral music in the Washington-Baltimore metropolitan area, regardless of congregational or religious affiliation. There are no requirements other than a desire to sing and a commitment to a regular rehearsals and performances. Kolot HaLev holds rehearsals on Thursdays.

Shirat Hanefesh: Diverse, Spiritual, Joyful

An independent synagogue community — Ramón Tasat, Cantor

Shirat Hanefesh website

S ervices at Shirat HaNefesh bring folks from many backgrounds together to seek a meaningful connection with one another, with their Jewish heritage and people, and with God. Tap the wellsprings of Jewish tradition, ancient and modern, Sephardic and Ashkenazi. We welcome everyone to our synagogue community.

Our weekly Shabbat services (Fridays at 7 pm, except First Friday at 6:30 pm, and Saturdays at 9:30 am)  are intimate and filled with uplifting music and spiritual inspiration.

Rehearsing with the Shirat HaNefesh Instrumental Ensemble

Shalshelet: The Foundation for New Jewish Liturgical Music

A Forum for Composers of Jewish Sacred Music — Ramón Tasat, President

Kolot HaLev logo
Shalshelet website

T he mission of Shalshelet is to enhance spirituality and build community through the creation and dissemination of Jewish sacred music. It has the power to link Jews across all denominations. It can provide fresh insight and depth, enriching the spiritual lives of Jews and non-Jews alike. Dr. Tasat, who serves as president of Shalshelet, can introduce you to the world of Jewish new music. Learn how to contribute your artistic efforts.

A potpourri of views and impressions about Shalshelet.