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Aviva Chernick

Aviva Chernick is an award-winning singer who has brought her voice in music and prayer to communities and congregations around the globe. Singing in Hebrew, Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) Yiddish and English, she has had the pleasure of making music with many wonderful musicians.

Aviva was one of the founding members and lead singer of the Canadian World Music group Jaffa Road with whom she toured across Canada and to the United States and Brazil (2002-2016). For the past twelve years, Aviva has served in and around Toronto and as a guest in communities across North America leading and teaching about the voice in prayer and about contemplative practice. She completed her training as a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher with the Institute for Jewish Spirituality and is the founder of the sitting and singing community called neySHEV. Aviva facilitates workshops in freeing the voice and practices of Mindfulness in Song and Silence at home in Toronto and with diverse communities while on her many travels. Aviva had the pleasure of being a lead teacher at Limmud South Africa and Limmud Toronto in 2018.