JOSH GOLDBERG

SINGER | SONGWRITER | MUSICIAN | PRODUCER | EDUCATOR

"God makes musicians, and God makes artists. Josh is the latter."
-Craig Taubman



MUSIC & VIDEO

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Josh's full length, Contemporary Jewish album "ONE" is coming this November. Reserve your copy today!

One album cover

What people are saying about ONE:

"Josh Goldberg's 'One' is an expertly produced album filled with creativity and spirit. Josh's compositional and stylistic strengths are apparent on every track, and the narrative through-line is compelling. The album skillfully interweaves liturgical and personal texts, mindfully integrating aspects of Josh's personal experience with Judaism's enduring values. The music is richly detailed, and the overall sound is highly professional. Big congrats to Josh on this admirable achievement!"
-Cantor Richard Cohn
Director, Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music
Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion


"I just finished listening to ONE this evening for the first time. One word: STUNNING. You really knocked it out of the park. Love the mixture of genres, the musicianship/arrangements, and especially your vocal performance. Powerhouse stuff. Kol hakavod!"
- Rabbi Noam Katz

"What can I say…. this is a really, really exciting record, and you should be extremely proud to share it with the Jewish world!

I love the bold creativity and the expansive imagination – the experimentation with so many musical styles. I’m pretty sure I heard everything from Ronnie Spector to Eastern European Chazzanut to Lady Antebellum to everything in between. Really cool and brave, Josh!

And HUGE congrats for Serenity… it is really something when you get the privilege to hear an artist present his art with total honesty and forthrightness from his lived experience. There is nothing like hearing a song that comes from deep inside a talented person’s kishkes."
- Rabbi Ken Chasen

" It's like music that was written for the way we listen. We seek the unexpected and it comes through in One."
-Joe Buchanan, Touring Jewish Americana Artist

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Josh's self titled EP was released in 2012 and features 5 upbeat, catchy songs including "Fly," written with Cary Pierce of the popular band, Jackopierce.

Josh Goldberg EP album cover

  1. Ridiculous (feat. Annie Dingwall)   
  2. No You   
  3. Just for Show (feat. Hannah Martin)   
  4. Avalanche   
  5. Fly [Bonus Track]   



BIO


Josh Goldberg’s compositions explore the intersection between Jewish traditional past and contemporary music. Working in both Hebrew and in English the singer, pianist, guitarist, composer and producer of the upcoming album ONE seeks to bring communities together with his music. Josh currently serves as the Musical Artist in Residence at Temple Emanuel in Beverly Hills, California, where he works with congregants of all ages, composes and arranges choral pieces, and collaborates with the clergy on creating innovative worship experiences.

Born and raised in Dallas Texas, Josh moved to Los Angeles in 2010 to attend University of Southern California’s renowned Popular Music Performance program. Since graduating he has performed with Grammy winners Macy Gray, Melissa Manchester and Lamont Dozier, and toured with Jewish music stars Craig Taubman and Rick Recht. These touring experiences helped build his fan base and influence Josh’s interest in Jewish compositions which led to his crowd-funding endeavor on Jewcer raising $10,000 to produce upcoming album ONE.

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PRESS


Dallas Raised Musician Striking a Chord in LA- Texas Jewish Post Press

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Dallas Raised Musician Striking a Chord in LA- Texas Jewish Post Press

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LIVE

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LYRICS

1. LO   YISA   GOY   LYRICS
2. HALLELUJAH   LYRICS
3. L’CHA DODI   LYRICS
4. BAR’CHU   LYRICS
5. ONE   LYRICS
6. V’AHAVTAH   LYRICS
7. MI   CHAMOCHA   LYRICS
8. YIHIYU  L’RATZON  LYRICS
9. SERENITY   LYRICS
10. T’FILAT  HADERECH   LYRICS
11. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE LYRICS
12. KADDISH L’CHAIM LYRICS
13. I AM ENOUGH LYRICS

LO YISA GOY
Music and English Lyrics by Josh Goldberg,
Hebrew Text from Isaiah 2:4

Lo yisa goy el goy cherev
Lo yilmedu od, milchama
Lead us to peace, oh Lord
‘cause that’s the only thing worth fighting for
Lead us to peace Adonai
How many more of us must die?

HALLELUJAH
Music by Josh Goldberg and Daniel Leanse,
Hebrew Text from Psalm 150

Hallelu el b’kodsho, hallelu birkia uzo
Hallelu big vurotav, hallelu k ’rov gudlo

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah hallelu
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah hallelu
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah

Hallelu b’tekah shofar,
hallelu b’nevel v’chinor
Hallelu b’tof umachol,
ahallelu b’minim v’ugav
Hallelujah, hallelujah,
hallelujah hallelu
Hallelujah, hallelujah,
hallelujah hallelu
Hallelujah, hallelujah,
hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah

Let every living thing,
Let every living thing sing (x4)(Kol Haneshama)

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah hallelu
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah hallelu
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah
Hallelujah, hallelujah

L’CHA DODI
Music by Josh Goldberg,
Hebrew Text from Liturgy

Lalalalala l ’cha dodi
Lalalalala likrat kalah
Lalalalala p’nei shabbat
p’nei shabbat n’kah b’lah

Chorus:
Lalalalala l ’cha dodi
Lalalalala likrat kalah
Lalalalala p’nei shabbat
N’kah b’lah (x 2)

Shamor v’zachor v’dibur echad
Hish’mi’anu el ham’yuchad
Adonai echad u’shemo echad
L’shem ultiferet v’lit’chila

CHORUS
Hitor’ri hitor’ri, ki va oreich, kumi uri
Uri, uri shir daberi k ’vod Adonai
alayich niglah

CHORUS
Boi v’shalom ateret balah
Gam b’simcha uv’tzolah
Toch emuneh am segulah
Bo’i chalah, bo’i chalah

CHORUS

Barechu
Music by Josh Goldberg and Daniel Leanse
Hebrew Text from Liturgy

Ya la la lai la la lai la la lai ya la lai la la lai la la lai
Ya la la lai la la lai la la lai ya la lai la la lai la la lai

Barechu et Adonai ham’vorach
baruch Adonai ham’vorach l ’olam, l ’olam va’ed
L’olam, L’olam va ed

Ya la la lai la la lai la la lai ya la lai la la lai la la lai
Ya la la lai la la lai la la lai ya la lai la la lai la la lai

Blessed are You, oh Infinite One
We sing our praises to You
Blessed are You, oh Holy One
now and forever
Now and forever!

Ya la la lai la la lai la la lai ya la lai la la lai la la lai
Ya la la lai la la lai la la lai ya la lai la la lai la la lai

Yihiyu L’Ratzon
Music by Josh Goldberg
Hebrew Text from Liturgy

Yihiyu l ’ratzon im rey fi im rey fi
v’ heg ’yon libil’fah necha-ah-ah-ah

Adonai tzuri v’go ali
v’go ali, v’go ali, v’go ali, v’go ali

May the words of my mouth, and the meditations of my heart
be pleasing to you, oh God
my rock and redeemer

V’Ahavtah
featuring Craig Taubman
Music by Josh Goldberg. Lyrics by Josh Goldberg and Josh Warshawsky
Based on Liturgy

And you shall love Adonai
With all your soul and all your might
and teach these words through day and night
to all your children, for it’s their right

and wear them proudly as a sign upon your hand
and as a crown above your eyes
and you shall write them on the doorposts of your house
and on your gates throughout all time

Shema Yisrael Adonai Eloheinu Adonai Echad

Mi Chamocha featuring Daniel Leanse
Music and lyrics by Josh Goldberg and Daniel Leanse,
Hebrew Text from Liturgy

Mi Chamocha mi kamocha mi chamocha,
who is like you Adonai?
(Mi Chamocha mi kamocha mi chamocha, who is like you Adonai?)
Who is like You, oh Great and mighty One?
Who is like You, creator of the sun?
Who is like You, lighting up the sky?
Who is like You Adonai?

Norah t’hilot oseh feleh
You brought us out of Egypt
Opened up the sea
Walked across and we were free

(Mi Chamocha mi kamocha mi chamocha, who is like you Adonai?)
Who is like, oh Great and mighty One?
Who is like You, creator of the sun?
Who is like You, lighting up the sky?

Who is like You Adonai?Mal ’chut’cha ra’u vanecha
Bokeh ayam lifnei moshe u’Miriyam
Zeh eli anu v’amru Adonai yimloch l ’olam va’ed

(Mi Chamocha mi kamocha mi chamocha, who is like you Adonai?)
Who is like, oh Great and mighty One?
Who is like You, creator of the sun?
Who is like You, lighting up the sky?
Who is like You Adonai?
Who is like You Adonai?
Who is like You Adonai?

One
Music by Josh Goldberg
Hebrew Text from Liturgy

Shema Yisrael Adonai Eloheinu Adonai Echad
Baruch Shem K’vod Malchuto L’Olam Va’ed

Listen oh Israel, Adonai is our God, Adonai is One

Serenity
Music and lyrics by Josh Goldberg, Glenn Goss, and Ben Foster
Based on “Serenity Prayer” by Reinhold Niebuhr

I’ve been living in a fantasy
Anesthetizing my reality
for when you numb your pain, the joy
you seek disappears and falls away

I retreated from the ones I love
stopped counting blessings from my God above
but now I’m on my knees, I’ve had enough
Listen to me as I pray
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change
The courage to change all the things that I can and the wisdom to know the difference

When I wake up, it’s another day, and I don’t feel the need to run away
I can face the things I have to face, my God will see me throughI may not know what the future holds
If the streets are paved with sand or goldbut acceptance is the only roadI put my faith in You
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change
The courage to change all the thingsthat I can and the wisdom to know the difference

We can change our lives
we can change ourselves
sometimes we want to hide, too scared to ask for help
but take pride you’re alive, and all you survived
anytime I’m feeling low, I lift my head to the sky
God, grant me the serenity to accept
the things I cannot change
God, grant me the serenity to accept
the things I cannot change
The courage to change all the things
that I can and the wisdom to know
the difference

T’filat Haderech
Music and Lyrics by Josh Goldberg and Josh Warshawsky
Hebrew Text from Liturgy

Y’hi ratzon mil ’fanecha Adonai Eloheinu
Ki el shomeiah t’filah v’tachanun atah
Y’hi Ratzon mil ’fanecha Adonai Eloheinu
Ki el shomeiah t’filah v’tachanun atah

Guide us and protect us
When we’re far from home
Wherever we may travel
Let us never feel alone

Love, Love, Love
Music and Lyrics by Josh Goldberg
Dedicated to my Grandmother, Rowena Heller

When my words were still unclear, you were my mind reader
and when I could not face my fears, you were my cheerleader
when I took the path you didn’t understand,
you still stood by me and held my hand
‘cause you love, love, loved me

When I tore holes in my clothes, you were my dreamweaver
and when my friends became my foes, you were my last believer
and when I forgot the steps, you were my ballroom dancer
and when I failed to do my best, you were my second chancer

I’ve done things I thought I could never do
and I found the strength because of you
‘cause you love, love, loved me
When we needed you to fight, you were Muhammad Ali
and you fought with grace and might,
‘til you could barely breathe
now you’re safe in God’s embrace
a treasure that, we can’t replace
and we love, love, love you
and we love, love, love you
and we love, love, love you

Kaddish l’Chayim
Music by Daniel Leanse
Hebrew Text from Liturgy

Yitgadal v’yit kadash sh ’mei rabah
B’almah divrah chirutey v’yamlich malchutey
b’chayeichon uv’yomeichon
u’v’chayei d ’chol beit Yisrael
ba’agala u’vizman kariv v’imru Amen

Y’hei sh ’mei rabah m’varach l ’olam ul ’almei almaya
yitbarach v’yishtabach v’yitpa’ar v’yit romam v’yitnaseh
v’yit hadar v’yit aleh v’yit halal
Shamei d ’ku’d ’sha B’rich hu

L’ayla min kol birchata v’shirata
tush b’chata v’nechematah
da’amiran b’almah v’imru Amen

Y’hei sh ’lama raba min sh ’maya
v’chayim aleinu v’al kol Yisrael V’imru Amen

Oseh shalom Bimromav
hu ya’aseh shalom
alienu V’al kol yisraeil
v’al kol yoshvei teiveil
v’im’ru
Amen

I Am Enough
Music and Lyrics by Josh Goldberg and Glenn Goss

To think I almost lost it all, but I caught a second wind
I bundled up my fears and pride, so I could start again
some might call it magic, when it all becomes so clear
I know I’m right where I belong, and I know what brought me here

I am enough, I am complete
I am satisfied, with joy I am replete
for the Lord has given me a unique, immortal soul
I am enough, and I am whole

Standing at the turnstile, as I look around
the city beats before me, I’m so accustomed to that sound
my feet keep moving forward, but my heart keeps looking back
but I’ll never let that fool me, cause my soul knows all the facts

I am enough, I am complete
I am satisfied, with joy I am replete
for the Lord has given me a unique, immortal soul
I am enough, and I am whole

Show me how to love you God
help me find the light inside
guide me through the darkness
level out my foolish pride
help me make a difference bless me with the seed of truth
bring the wisdom of tomorrow that I searched for in my youth

I am enough, I am complete
I am satisfied, with joy I am replete
for the Lord has given me a unique, immortal soul
I am enough, and I am whole
I am enough
I am enough...

PHOTOS


TESTIMONIALS

“Josh is like an old song. The first time you hear him, you feel like you have known him all your life. He is talented, musical, charismatic and above all a real Mensch.”
-Craig Taubman, Recording Artist, Founder of the Pico Union Project

"Josh is truly a gift to the Jewish world. He's an unbelievably talented singer, songwriter, and musician, but even more remarkably, Josh is an amazing human being who connects with such authenticity, warmth, and sincerity - a super mensch! Can't wait to witness Josh's incredible journey!"
-Rick Recht, Jewish Recording Artist, CEO of Jewish Rock Radio

"When you meet Josh, you meet the future of Jewish music and the Jewish people. He's enthusiastic, talented and delightful to work with. What a great role model that the young and young-at-heart can appreciate and look up too!"
-Cantor Robbi Sherwin

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