The Water Castle: Voice as Soul Guide

Tziona Achishena

A Workshop for Women


Tziona Achishena



Tuesday February 24,


Chochmat HaLev

This special event will be the first time that Tziona Achishena has appreared at Chochmat HaLev in 10 years, although we regularly sing her music in services. A combination of performance and ritual, the goal of this event is the creation of a supportive women’s circle in which to explore our voices, learn new chants and songs, and enjoy Tziona’s newest musical offering, The Water Castle. This project is inspired by Rebbe Nachman’s telling of a Baal Shem Tov story, about the redemption of a princess that represents the feminine sefira of Binah. It is a search for voice, prayer, and meaning in the midst of personal loss, and into a magical Water Castle, where she is healed through the power of song.

Members: $15 in Advance, $20 at the Door
General Public: $20 in Advance, $25 at the Door

Discount Advance Registration here.  Tickets also Available at the Door.

Tziona Achishena offers a unique approach to singing, drawing on Jewish traditions to restore music to its rightful place in healing, prayer, and as a way to access higher planes of consciousness.  She teaches, performs, and records her original songs worldwide. Tziona Achishena’s unique and moving voice opens hearts, and her inclusive approach to performance makes space for audience participation. She brings a natural rhythm and movement to her music, as well as diverse musical influences, from Persian classical singing, Gospel, Pop, Folk, Ambient, Rock, and the sacred music of the world. Her bestselling album “Miriam’s Drum”, offers traditional Hebrew prayers in a chanting style, with world beats and ethnic instrumentation. She also accompanies herself on drums, guitar, harmonium, and piano. She is dedicated to exploring Jewish traditions of music as medicine, and deepening our awareness of our voices as an expression of our souls. Tziona is also a chaplain and mother of three children, and lives in the holy city of Tzfat in Israel.

Co-Sponsors: Congregation Beth Jacob, Shalom Bayit, Congregation Beth Israel, Afikoman, Aquarian Minyan, Kehilla Community Synagogue, Shalom School of San Francisco