Nationally touring music educator Jay Rapoport takes Jewish values and stories and transforms them into ?Ruach Rock?, a catchy piano-pounding style influenced by Ben Folds and Billy Joel. His first album of original Jewish songs, ?With All Your Heart,? was released in November 2010, and he travels the country sharing his unique blend of instant sing-alongs and engaging musical storytelling that gets people out of their seats and rocking! An award-winning songwriter, Jay has shared stages with Craig Taubman, Rick Recht, Kol B'seder, Josh Nelson, Michelle Citrin, Shira Kline and Naomi Less, and he is featured as an Emerging Artist on Jewish Rock Radio. Songs from "With All Your Heart" have been featured on NFTY's "Ruach 5771," NewCAJE's "New Voices," URJ's "Shabbat Anthology" and PJ Library's "This Is Me" compilation CDs. Jay has performed at URJ Biennial, NewCAJE and NFTY Convention and has served on the faculty of Song Leader Boot Camp.  Jay honed his skills as a camp songleader, touring clubs and colleges with various bands, and incorporating original music into his roles as Camp Director at Temple Rodef Shalom in Falls Church, VA and Youth Advisor & Educator at Congregation Rodeph Sholom in NYC. Jay studied piano and singing at Berklee College of Music and has a Master?s Degree in Religious Education from Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in New York City. In June 2014 Jay began a new role as the Director of Lifelong Learning at Temple Sholom of Chicago. His 2nd album of Jewish music, "They Tried To Get Us, We Won, Let's Rock!" was released in December 2014.

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A Song For You

A Wink And A Smile

All Of Me

American Pie

And So It Goes


Army (Ben Folds Five)


As Time Goes By


Bad Day

Bad Moon Rising

Bed Of Roses

Blister In The Sun

Blue Skies

Border Song

Boston (Augustana)

Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Bouncing Off The Walls

Breakfast At Tiffany's

Bright Lights

Brown-Eyed Girl

Build Me Up Buttercup


Can You Feel The Love Tonight

Candle In The Wind

Champagne Supernova

Chanukah Song

Chariot (Gavin Degraw)

Cheers Theme

Chemical Party (Gavin Degraw)

Come By Me

Come Go With Me

Come Pick Me Up

Come Rain Or Come Shine

Country Roads

Crazy (Gnarls Barkley)

Crazy For You

Crazy Little Thing Called Love


Crocodile Rock

Cry Me A River




Don't Get Around Much Anymore

Don?t Stop Believing


Drift Away


 Eddie Walker (B. Folds Five)

End Of The Innocence

Eternal Flame

Evaporated (Ben Folds Five)

Every Day



Feelin' Allright

Fly Me To The Moon

Georgia On My Mind

Glory Of Love

Golden Slumbers

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Great Balls Of Fire



Hallelujah I Just Love Her So

Hanginaround (Counting Crows)

Happy Together


Hey Jude

Honky Cat

Honky Tonk Woman

Hound Dog


I Can?t Help Falling In Love With U

I Can't Make You Love Me

I Guess That's Why They Call Blues

I Don't Wanna Be (Degraw)

I Saw Her Standing There (E)

I Think We're Alone Now

I Will Survive

I'd Do Anything (J. Mraz)

I'll Be

I'm A Believer

I'm Yours

I've Got Rhythm

If I Had A Boat (Lyle Lovett)


In My Place (Coldplay)


Joy To The World





Lady Madonna

Last Night (The Strokes)

Lean On Me

Let It Be


Love Is Here To Stay

Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel)


Man On The Side (J. Mayer)


Midnight Train To Georgia

Mona Lisas & Mad Hatters

More Than Anyone (Degraw)

Mr. Jones Part II (Ben Folds)

My Girl

My Funny Valentine

My Life

My Name Is Jonas

New York State Of Mind

Not Ready To Make Nice


Ol' 55

Old Time Rock & Roll

Only The Good Die Young

One Tin Soldier

Out Of My Head (Fastball)



Penny On The Train Track

Philosophy (Ben Folds Five)

Piano Man

Pink Panther

Purple Rain

Proud Mary


Rainbow Connection


Rescue Blues (Ryan Adams)

River Of Dreams

Rocket Man

Rockin' The Suburbs

Romeo & Juliet


 Say It Ain't So

Scenes From An Italian Restaurant

Sentimental Journey

She Hates Me (Puddle Of Mudd)

She Talks To Angels

She's Always A Woman

She's Got A Way

She's Like The Wind

She's No Lady (Lyle Lovett)


Something So Right

Song For The Dumped (BF5)

Stand By Me


Starfish and Coffee

Still Crazy After All These Years

Suddenly Seymour

Summer Highland Falls


Sunday Morning

Sunny Side Of The Street


Sweet Caroline

Sweet Home Alabama

Teenage Dirtbag


The Best Deceptions (Dashb)

The Scientist

The Way You Make Me Feel

This Is The Time

Time Of Your Life

Tiny Dancer

To Be With You (C)

To Make You Feel My Love

Twist & Shout

Two Thousand Years


 Under The Boardwalk

Up To The Mountain (MLK song)




Walking In Memphis

What I Got

When I'm Sixty-Four

Why Don't We Do It In The Road

Wind Cries Mary



You Are So Beautiful

You Are Too Beautiful

You Were Meant For Me

You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To

You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling

Your Song