Contest Time!!!

Every once in awhile, I find a prop that makes my music teaching heart soar. The stretchy band made by Bear Paw Creek is just the ticket. In fact, I like it so much that I’m holding a contest with Janet Stephens, the owner of Bear Paw Creek. One lucky winner will receive a Bear […]

Cuddle Up Shabbat (Tot Shabbat) in Brookline, MA


I’ve been privileged to lead hundreds of Tot Shabbat services over the last 21 years. But tomorrow evening, Nov. 4, 2016, I will be leading my first Cuddle Up Shabbat at Kehillath Israel in Brookline, MA. After the crazy traveling I’ve been doing over this last year, I’m so thrilled to be sharing Shabbat and my music at a synagogue that I could walk to if I wanted to! I have lots of singing and moving and marching and dancing planned. We’ll be Bim-Bomming, we’ll be greeting each other with high fives and hugs and smiles, we’ll be going round and round with the Torah during what promises to be a lively hakafa, we’ll be singing “Noah Built The Ark” in honor of Parshah Noach. It’s going to be a blast! And what better way is there to welcome Shabbat then with families and young children. In my book, it’s the best! Read more

Elul and New Growth

During the last few weeks, I’ve had lots of experiences that have led to the birth (more like explosion) of new growth. I am here, embracing, facing, turning, preparing myself for the Jewish new year. What will I do with this new growth? I will add it to my ever-growing compost pile called life. And I am so very grateful for the opportunity to continue doing so. It is a gift.

In this post, I will write about a few of these experiences. And then there’s also NewCAJE6 and my 2nd Kidding Around Yoga training, both of which I will write about in future blogposts. Both were fabulous and eye-opening and part of my summer 2015 amazingness. Read more

How Many Black Rainsong Guitars Do You See?


3, 3, 3 Guitars In One
When was the last time you went to a concert where 3 of the musicians were playing the exact same guitar? I think Rabbi Joe Black started it, the black Rainsong guitar trend. Read more