Based on Pentatonix's "Evolution of Music," a capella group Y-Studs' new video spans over 1,000 years of Jewish music, and includes classics like Mao Tzur and Hava Nagilah, some Israeli folk…tunes--and a few lines from "Fiddler on the Roof" in a swift and upbeat survey. There's even a brief Adam Sandler cameo. Shanah Tovah! Enjoy, Kvellers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=gbeArPQqsc8 >> Read More
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PJ Library in Detroit is for families with children ages 6 months to 8 years who live in…Oakland, Macomb, Wayne, and Livingston counties. Sign up now! Questions? Ask Gail Greenberg, your local PJ Library coordinator. Gail plans fun events and activities for families in the Metro Detroit area. PJ Library in Detroit is program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, made possible through partnerships with The D. Dan and Betty Kahn Foundation, The… >> Read More
I'm always on the lookout for new music. This is why I was excited when I discovered the song "I Want to Hear Somebody Pray," which was covered by the Jewish American band Nefesh Mountain. It's…originally a Caribbean song that the band fell in love with. The founders of the band are a husband and wife team: Eric Lindberg and Doni Zasloff who are also joined by Sam Bush, Mark Schatz, Scott Vestal, Rob Ickes, and Gary Oleyar. They describe themselves as "pioneers of a new sound where Jewish Sprit and Soul meet with… >> Read More
There is no question that music can play an important role in our lives. Like when a certain song comes up on the radio (or on your playlist), and immediately you can feel the wind on your face and…smell the salty air as you are transported to the summer before 11th grade. It is no less important in the lives of our children. As soon as I became a mom, I realized that everything could be put to a melody. We made up little ditties about our kids’ names, about the way they… >> Read More
Sarah Aroeste is one of those people who seem utterly fascinating. She's a mom and Ladino musician who recently released her fourth album “Ora de Despertar," or Time to Wake Up. In her music, she…explores her connection between her Sephardic roots in Greece and her passion for music with the Sephardic musical traditions in Ladino. Ladino is the Judeo-Spanish language written and spoken by Jews of Spanish origin, which means it's a blend of medieval Spanish and words from Hebrew, Arabic, and Portuguese. Recently, she became a second-time mom to her second daughter--so she's been… >> Read More