ABOUT THIS ALBUM:
Originally, my recordings were done for adults to use in relaxation, meditation and healing. Over the years, I gained an unexpected following among new-born and young children. Many parents were using my music for birthing and lullabies. They asked me if I would do an album \"for children\", even though adults would continue to use it as well. Well, here it is. Good Night My Sweetest Children. I call it a \"musical amulet\" of protection and blessings for the spiritual journey. It\'s for all God\'s children of all ages. It\'s for all of us on our spiritual journeys. Those journeys may be literal or metaphorical or even imaginary vast distances or differences. Sometimes our most difficult journeys are from the familiar to the unknown or strange. Changes in relationships, of marriage and divorce, are challenges for adults and children. Sometimes we just need a tune to sing, to hum, to whistle at puts us back in touch with our Soul and with God. I hope these \"musical amulets\" will provide comfort and nourishment for the way.
ABOUT DAVID ZELLER:
Rabbi David Zeller is an internationally known singer, teacher and counselor. He is a pioneer in Jewish spirituality, meditation and transpersonal psychology, and was until recently the director of Shevet: Center for Jewish Spirituality and Meditation, at Yakar, in Jerusalem.
In Israel, David leads weekend retreats in Jewish Meditation. He has taught in various educational programs including: The Israel Center, IsraLight, Shuva, Bruria, WUJS, Ascent and Livnot U\'Lehibanot, and in alternative health programs and conferences such as Reidman Center for Complimentary Medicine, alternative health and yoga and meditation groups, and concerts and festivals. He is on the board of the San Francisco Jewish Federation in Israel. He also does private counseling and consulting.
In North America, in the psychological/spiritual community, he has led workshops since 1972 in New York at the Open Center and Omega Institute, Boston\'s Interface, Associations of Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology, American Psychological Association, at various Jungian institutes, Yoga centers, Sufi conferences, inter-faith gatherings and universities throughout the continent. In the Jewish world, he has taught at Federations, JCC\'s, Hillel\'s, synagogues of all denominations, for Etz Chaim in Baltimore; Aish HaTorah in Detroit; the Chabad Renaissance Fair in New Jersey; Chochmat HaLev in Berkeley; Metivta and the Academy for Jewish Religion, in Los Angeles; and the Carlebach Shul, Bnei Jeshurun and Elat Chayyim in New York. He connects regularly with many Jewish Renewal Communities and new Happy Minyans in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boulder, Boston, Miami, New York and more, and with private groups in Canada, Mexico and the U.S.
In Europe, David has been guest teacher/rabbi at Yakar in London; at Limmud, the largest annual Jewish Educational Conference in Europe (held in England); at Sufi and Taoist gatherings in Switzerland; and Jewish Communities in Graz.
Former associate director and professor at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology from 1975 (an accredited doctoral program in California); he founded the Network of Conscious Judaism in 1980, for the integration and dissemination of Jewish teachings and practices in psychology, mysticism and meditation. He was a student of R\' Shlomo Carlebach and of Reb Gedaliah Kenig of Breslov.
David has produced cassette tapes and CDs of healing, relaxing, and meditative songs, including: The Path of the Heart, Ruach/Spirit, Let Go/Let God, Goodnight My Sweetest Children, and soon to be released – Chai Ani/I Am Alive. He has several teaching tapes on Jewish mysticism, and meditation, as well as 2 teaching tape sets Tree of Life, and the Stories of Rebbe Nachman. His new book The Soul of The Story: Meetings With Remarkable People has just been published by Jewish Lights.