Remembering a Friend

Remembering a Friend

This post was originally written for HUC’s Blog of Continuing Jewish Learning on September 5, 2012. Bonia passed away August 30. He was a great inspiration to me personally, and I was honored and privileged to call him “friend.”

Get a free piece of music!

Get a free piece of music!

I recently composed a setting of V’sham’ru for my congregation. It’s a call and response and you can have your community singing it without much teaching at all! And I want to share it with you for free!

Sholem Aleichem dir, Amerike!

Sholem Aleichem dir, Amerike!

I’m really looking forward to singing with the Jewish People’s Philharmonic Chorus in their production of Sholem Aleichem dir, Amerike! The 1956 Birnbaum/Rauch operetta, is based on Sholom Aleichem’s Motl, Peyse dem khazns (“Motl, Peyse the...
I’m dreaming of a white… Hanukkah?

I’m dreaming of a white… Hanukkah?

One of the most famous of Christmas songs is by a Jewish composer: Irving Berlin. I don’t care what face tradition you grew up with; White Christmas is a terrific song and it makes me think of the season. But where are all the great Hanukkah songs? Where is the...
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