Surfing Across The Sea!

So, one of the pieces I love for Passover is Across he Sea by the Allards. It can be used as a zipper song. When I asked an ECC class at Temple Sollel in Hollywood how we got across the sea, one of my four year olds said that we surfed! I loved it! So we surfed across the sea. This is how my wonderful week of teaching started.

I found this wonderful video through Aish HaTorah called Passover Rhapsody and showed it for a couple of days. It is the story of Passover set to the music by Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. It is awesome and my students of all ages have enjoyed it including their teachers!

Learning a lot of new music for the end of the year show at TBO’s ECC. It is a little stressful because of lack of time but I have about 50% of the music ready to start teaching the kids. It is a little out of my comfort zone which is good for me. I am learning new guitar chords and picking a little more which is good.

One of my special needs students is getting closer to his Bar Mitzvah Ceremony. We start rehearsals this week. The Sidur that I made for him came out beautiful! We are all excited for him. He has worked hard. The biggest thing now is working on projection because he is shy. He knows his 5 verse Torah reading pretty well; he can recite the Sh’ma and response line solo; as well, he can recite the Torah blessings solo. Several other prayers he can recite with me. WOW! I am so proud of him!

I am in the process of making three other sidurim for June. Busy, busy, time.

With all of this we are cleaning, cooking, and getting ready ready for Passover.

Gotta run. Time for Shabbat services where I will be giving Hebrew names to two beautiful children this evening. Great stuff happening!

Shabbat Shalom

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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