Friday, August 31, 2012

A "Chazaka" in Monroe.

Three times I've sung for the women of Woodridge, Monroe now. First time (I can't find the pictures this minute, probably on a hard drive, certainly in a photo book somewhere), second time and now again this summer. I told them straight up that it's officially a "chazaka" and I am stuck with them forever and ever. Luckily they didn't seem too concerned about that which is good, cuz I love them all too. Some pictures and a little video.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Rockin' The Boat!

I haven't been updating the blog, pretty busy with some other projects (one that may or may not be a 100 page photo book of my 2011-2012) but the last few concerts have been too good not to share. This week was a the ATime Fundraiser on the Cornucopia Princess. The ship was taken out to sea (ok, ok to RIVER) to host 250 women from all corners of Monroe, Williamsburg and Boro Park. It was a gorgeous night on the water and while the women were seltzered and dined, I had a change to take a mini vacation on the top deck of the boat. It was glorious! Too bad bedtime for my little 'uns falls right bout the same time as sunset every night. 
The fundraiser was hosted by a fabulous group of women who while I do bedtime, are arranging Gemilus Chasadim for countless grateful Jewish women going through infertility. One woman shared her story, and the the letter she wrote to her premie baby, that had all of us in tears before the main course was even served. All I can think was "Mi K'Amcha Yisroel" who care for one another like we do!  Then there was a comedienne that jumped in to get everyone back in the mood and then I took over and got the ladies singing and dancing. I don't think I can adequately describe what it feels like to sing to so many elegant ladies (think pearls and scarves) so upclose and personally. There was not much space for a "stage" but the Chasidishe crowd is always super warm and excited and I feel right at home with them. It was a great time and before I knew it we were docked and it was all over. I got a few blurry pics of on my ipad I can share but otherwise, you really had to be there to experience the magic of the night. 

 We moved a lot of cds to say the least...
After debarking there was a line to get cds. I was inside but a friend emailed me this awesome picture.
Last night I got an invitation to sing in Monroe next week. What can I say, these women know how to have a good time;-). A great way to wrap up a peaceful New York summer. (I have mentioned once or twice how obsessed I am with summer in Brooklyn right?). I leave you with a video clip and a picture of me a "sister and a favorite friend".

Monday, August 20, 2012

From Moscow to Manhattan