It’s Been A Long time

WOW! I can’t believe that it has been, I believe< two months since I wrote on my blog.

It was a crazy summer. The things I really wanted to get done, didn't happen like, writing my song, filing, cleaning a closet, etc. But, my youngest son and daughter-in-law helped with with some of the filing. The other things, will get done when they get done.

We had family in for half the summer with black belt test to attend, a wedding, a bar mitzvah ceremony, birthdays anniversaries, and more things going on.

The school year has begun with some changes for me. A door was possibly going to close, and another door opened immediately. God was definitely looking out for us! I will be just as busy as last year, but hopefully,the way the schedule is working out, I will be able to handle it all right.

I am so much enjoying going to Harbor Chase Memory Care. Almost every week I see improvement in the residents that come to my musical service. More words are being sung; there is more hand clapping to the Shabbat music; and we have foot tapping. A couple of these residents have beautiful soprano voices!

I have been busy getting ready for our free High Holiday Services at the Court Of Palm Aire. See my web site for schedule information or call me at 954-562-4662. I would love to have you join us! Sermons are almost ready, music is ready, voice is ready!

I am now teaching music at Temple Beth Torah's Religious School in Tamarac. Sunday was my first day and I had a blast! The kids did too! I sang the book "Man Gave Names To All The Animals," music by Bob Dylan, relating it to Rosh Hashana. The students and I discussed how God created the world, and after humanity created, God gave Adam the job of naming all the animals. So, we sang, looked at the gorgeous illustrations by Arnosky; "Paint A Beautiful World" by Lisa Baydush; did "Oy Veys" to "The Bumble Bee Waltz," by Carol Boyd Leon, and did signing and singing with "Building a Beautiful World" by Peter and Ellen Allard. The ice breaker was "Ameh Yisrael Chai" by Noam Katz with egg shakers teaching the children about the Jews in Uganda and the Luganda language. It could not have been more perfect. Can't wait to go back tomorrow evening!

I am also busy planning my part of the Sukkot program for Seniors at Temple Beth Torah in Tamarac. Some of my students from South Florida Jewish Academy will be coming to sing a couple of songs and of course I will be singing a couple of pieces as well. The function is Wednesday, October 3rd at 1:30. Call me if you need more information. We will be doing the lulav shake, eating of course, schmoozing as well.

So much going on , but I wanted to catch up a little bit with everyone!

Have a wonderful day, and a good week!

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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