After a scholar in residence weekend at a congregation the president wrote:
“Thank you for a truly inspirational and inspiring weekend. Inspirational because you helped confirm that I’m on the spiritual path that’s right for me, and inspiring because I’m motivated to help make my Synagogue to be a place where more people can learn about the spiritual path of Judaism.
I don’t think I have to tell you how well-received you were. I’ve received numerous positive comments (and no negatives). People uniformly remark how easy it is to feel connected to you. I tell them that I think that’s because you are in touch with the Source of All and therefore open to them.
That’s definitely the feeling I get when I listen to you sing on your CD. The music is beautiful not for technical reasons, but because it is obviously an expression of your neshamah (soul). Thank you for the gift of your musicality.”
After a Kripalu Retreat a participants wrote::
“Sigal, you are with me always. I play your CDs all the time. There are times during the day I will hear you singing. Hineni became my mediation mantra and is include in my prayers for gratefulness. Your weekend had a great impact on me. I will definitely be back at Kripalu Labor Day weekend. The weekend to me was wonderful, enlightening and calming. You enhanced my Jewish Spirituality. I knew I was in the right direction you just confirmed everything I always felt inside of me. Your and your work in very special.”
“I enjoyed very much your Kabbalah workshop. I took a course on the topic before but it was dry and lacking your warmth and cultural background. To evaluate your workshop, I give you “Very Satisfactory”. I would love to take another workshop with you. About the music, I have 2 of your CD’s, I love them, I listen to them quite often (I am here I am), I gave the other CD to my son who enjoys it as well.”
“I want to thank you for the wonderful experience that I took with me. It will always stay with me, thanks to your warmth, knowledge, simplicity of approach. I admire your personality. Thank you again for a wonderful experience, one filled with knowledge, laughter, companionship and friendship.”
“My entire experience at Kripalu was beyond my expectations and has taught me much on many levels. I am very appreciative of your efforts to offer the most information on a very deep and complex subject in the short amount of time that was allotted for the workshop. I look forward to the possibility of attending another of your programs and will check your website. I love the CD and listen often. I am able to recreate the experience of the workshop and the time I spent with my fellow attendees with the depth and breathe that I think only your music provides.”
After an Evening of Chanting with Rabbi Sigal a participant wrote:
“While at Kripalu December 25, 2008, we participated in a Kabbalistic sing-a-long led by Rabbi Sigal. We really enjoyed chanting with this very personable, interesting woman (and about 40 other people in the group). This was a very unique musical experience for me. It was so repetitious that I actually felt the Hebrew words flow (so different from my usual tortuous pronunciations!) and as the melody changed, got faster or quieter, the nuances of the words changed, too.”
After meeting to plan Dave’s Bar Mitzvah his father wrote:
“As far as the chemistry, Dave and I just felt that you really acknowledged Dave as a full participant in this process, and that you didn’t talk down to him, and at the same time you projected energy, enthusiasm, leadership (the good kind, not the control-freak kind), and that you seemed organized and flexible and creative. That’s a pretty rare mix. And we feel lucky to be working with you.”
After an interfaith gathering a participant wrote:
“We just want to tell you how touched we were by your words and chanting. Your message was beneficent and moving and your chanting filled us with beatific serenity. And of course, your voice was as mellifluous as ever.”