The New Shul

FAQs / I’m not familiar with the “ya-da-die” singing that you do. What’s up with that?

At The New Shul, we love to sing — so much that, at times, we leave the words behind completely and just go with the melody.  Singing without words is an old Hasidic spiritual practice.  The Hasidim understood that melody can be a gateway into prayer even when words fail us, and we have found that to be true for us.  If your Hebrew is not strong, it can be an extra bonus to have times during the service when words don’t matter at all.