Thanksgiving and Chanukah

I can smell the turkey now!

I started teaching Thanksgiving music today for one of the ECC school’s Thanksgiving celebrations. I am teaching Debbie Friedman’s “Happy Thanksgiving.” The kids were adorable with it, especially with the hand motions! The 2’s will just learn the chorus, the 3s and 4s already started learning the lyrics. They just love the chorus! Another song they are learning is Hodu l’Adonai (Thank you God) by Carol Boyd Leon, just 2 of the verses. Some of the words repeat in the verses, so they will be OK. These two pieces will be the finale and each class will be doing doing songs/poems.

Tomorrow 2 of the 3 schools I will be working we will be picking out Chanukah music for school shows, performances at assistant living facilities, outdoor candle lighting ceremonies, etc. I found a few songs I never taught before, so that will definitely be good.

Contact me if you need music or want to share! 🙂

Now I will smell turkey and latkes! Can’t wait!

About cantorrisa

I am a Cantor, Judaic Studies, and music teacher. I enjoy sharing my knowledge, and help people from young to old love being Jewish. I teach and sing in several synagogues and schools in the area. I officiate all life cycle events and teach students, children and adults, privately for their b'nai mitzvah ceremonies. I also enjoy studying Bible with all faiths either individually or in small groups (chevruta). I conduct Shabbat and High Holiday Services at K'hilat Bayt Shira and Senior Communities in the area. In my spare time, I teach key board and guitar. I am married to a wonderful man, have two children and six grandchildren. My hobbies are writing, playing and listening to music, learning, reading, crocheting and knitting.
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