The 2022 requested work is a piece, up to 5 minutes in length, that begins as an instrumental meditation written for 1-3 instruments (choose from violin, viola, cello, flute, clarinet) with or without keyboard accompaniment. This musical meditation should be composed, honoring the congregation’s silent prayer moment, transitioning gently out of silent prayer into a post Amidah prayer choosing between Elohai N’tzor, Yih’yu L’ratzon or Oseh Shalom (found on page 180 in Mishkan Tefilah, the Reform movement prayer book). The setting of this text should be for solo voice in Hebrew or English and selected instrumentation. If the composer chooses to set Hebrew text, we are looking for an understanding of the Hebrew language and its accents/syllabification. Our jury will look at how the submitted work shows a Jewish sensibility and displays a palpable Jewish consciousness.