“Elana Jagoda’s recordings have long been a gold standard in the world of Jewish music, and her latest album, “This Is What I Offer You”, continues to elevate the field. This exquisite album is the sonic equivalent to a kind word, a reassuring smile, and a loving embrace. Elana’s gorgeous vocal tone and nuanced phrasing perfectly deliver her songs’ messages of acceptance, nurturing and love. There is as much power in her vulnerability as in her strength. Elana Jagoda’s music is a gift and a blessing to this world. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ ” - Chava Mirel
Elana Jagoda Kaye is bringing a fresh approach to new Jewish Music. She grew up in an Orthodox home, went to Conservative summer camp for a decade, then became a Cantor at a Reform Synagogue where she inspires over 800 families on a weekly basis. Along the way, she studied with Aleph, the Alliance for Jewish Renewal. From her love of Judaism and vast array of Jewish experiences, she leads prayer from the deep wellspring of her soul. Her CDs have been distributed to over 50,000 families across the country and her latest release, "This is What I Offer You," is a deeply personal exploration of light, struggle, and finding her voice through these challenging times. Elana plays over 100 shows and services every year and is now touring with her husband Saul Kaye. Together, they are lighting up Jewish communities around the country with their unique approach to Jewish music, steeped in deep love and knowledge of our tradition.
“Saul and Elana gave us one of the most magical weekends of the year. They are brilliant musicians that invited us into their warmth, creativity, and love of Jewish life with song, stories, and meditative moments; transforming each space they entered. Experiencing Shabbat through their eyes and music created an atmosphere that was touching and personal, as well as celebratory and bold. This was a treat for me and for the entire congregation, I can't wait to welcome them back to Boston. What a gift. ”
— Cantor Alicia Stillman, Temple Israel of Boston. April 2022
"Elana's music comes from the depths of her soul. When I pray and sing with Elana, I feel my heart open, my spirit awakened and my soul nourished."
-Rabbi David Ingber