Ilana Streit

Ilana Streit

Weaver of Blessings: poet, liturgist, singer-songwriter. Interpretive, radical, earthy, feminist. Based in Greater Boston, MA.

Mah Nishtanah: what needs to change, a seder supplement to the Four Questions by Kohenet Ilana Joy Streit

Contributed on: כ״ט באדר ה׳תש״פ (2020-03-25) by Ilana Streit |

A playful, powerful, passionate reading for Passover seder or any time. Can be chanted to the traditional Ashkenazi lilt for the Four Questions. . . .


Blessing for Rosh Ḥodesh Tishrei, by Kohenet Ilana Joy Streit

Contributed on: י״ח באלול ה׳תש״פ (2020-09-06) by Ilana Streit |

A soulful, playful, embodied, grounded poem for announcing the new moon of Tishrei, for Rosh Ḥodesh Tishrei (otherwise known as Rosh HaShanah) and for the whole month. . . .


Prayer for Our Country [upon the Inauguration of Barack Hussein Obama], by Ilana Joy Streit (2009)

Contributed on: ט״ו בשבט ה׳תש״פ (2020-02-10) by Ilana Streit |

A prayer upon the inauguration of President Obama in January 2009. . . .


Blessing for Rosh Ḥodesh Elul, by Kohenet Ilana Joy Streit

Contributed on: כ״ז באב ה׳תש״פ (2020-08-16) by Ilana Streit |

A blessing for announcing the new moon of Elul, for Rosh Ḥodesh Elul, and for the whole month. A poem of kindness, rootedness and transformation as we enter into a time of turning and returning. . . .


Blessing for Myself and for You, by Kohenet Ilana Joy Streit

Contributed on: ט״ו באדר ה׳תש״פ (2020-03-11) by Ilana Streit |

A poem-blessing for trailblazers of many kinds, to honor everyday courage and to inspire trust and self-compassion. . . .


Blessing for Rosh Ḥodesh Av, by Kohenet Ilana Joy Streit

Contributed on: א׳ באב ה׳תש״פ (2020-07-22) by Ilana Streit |

A blessing for announcing the new moon of Av, for Rosh Ḥodesh Av, and for the whole month. A poem of grieving and gentleness as part of collective liberation. . . .


Blessing for Rosh Ḥodesh Nisan, by Kohenet Ilana Joy Streit

Contributed on: כ״ה באדר ה׳תש״פ (2020-03-20) by Ilana Streit |

A blessing for announcing the new moon of Nisan, for Rosh Ḥodesh Nisan, and for the whole month. . . .


Blessing for Adar 5781 and the world that’s on its way, by Kohenet Ilana Joy Streit

Contributed on: י״ז באדר ה׳תשפ״א (2021-02-28) by Ilana Streit |

A blessing for us and the year ahead from the last month of the Jewish calendar year. . . .


Blessing for Rosh Ḥodesh Adar, by Kohenet Ilana Joy Streit

Contributed on: ט״ו בשבט ה׳תש״פ (2020-02-10) by Ilana Streit |

A blessing for announcing the new moon of Adar, for Rosh Ḥodesh Adar, and for the whole month. . . .


Blessing for Rosh Ḥodesh Shevat, by Kohenet Ilana Joy Streit

Contributed on: י״א בשבט ה׳תש״פ (2020-02-05) by Ilana Streit |

A blessing for announcing the new moon of Shevat, for Rosh Ḥodesh Shevat, and for the whole month. . . .


Hashiveinu, by Kohenet Ilana Joy Streit (2013)

Contributed on: י׳ באב ה׳תש״פ (2020-07-30) by Ilana Streit |

A playful, expansive, embodied riff on “Hashiveinu Hashem eilecha v’nashuva, ḥadesh yameinu k’kedem.” Suitable for Tisha B’Av, Elul, the Days of Awe, and every day. . . .


Blessing for Rosh Ḥodesh Kislev, by Kohenet Ilana Joy Streit

Contributed on: כ״ב במרחשון ה׳תש״פ (2019-11-19) by Ilana Streit |

A poem-blessing for the Hebrew month of Kislev, suitable for Birkat HaḤodesh, Rosh Ḥodesh Kislev, and the whole month. . . .


Blessing for Rosh Ḥodesh Ḥeshvan, by Kohenet Ilana Joy Streit

Contributed on: ל׳ בתשרי ה׳תש״פ (2019-10-28) by Ilana Streit |

A prayer for the month of Marḥeshvan (a/k/a Ḥeshvan) on Rosh Ḥodesh Marḥeshvan in the autumn season. . . .


Al HaNisim: For the Banners, by Kohenet Ilana Joy Streit

Contributed on: כ״א בכסלו ה׳תש״פ (2019-12-18) by Ilana Streit |

An interpretive version of Al HaNisim for Ḥanukkah that is playful, powerful, and embodied. May it fuel our activism, including the self-care and community-building that is part of activism. . . .