That is what Judy Caplan Ginsburgh has been doing for more than a dozen years. A cantor, she sings, plays guitar and also signs the music. Not all at the same time, of course.
In her CD Singing and Signing Hebrew Blessings and Songs, Judy instructs you in the basics of sign language beginning with the sign alphabet. Then she leads you step-by-step as you learn to sign eight Hebrew blessings and songs on a beginner level using American sign language. Included are the Sabbath blessings, Ma Yafeh Hayom, Shema and Al Shelosha Devarim. This instructional DVD is designed for teachers and parents to learn from so that they can in turn teach their students and children how to sing and sign Hebrew blessings and songs.
Like tapping, drumming, or dancing, signing adds another layer of engagement and sensation.
What do you do to increase engagement in your services or spiritual practice?