Wrong way on the Highway

So, wrong way on the Sawgrass? OMGosh! Some days I feel like I can do that. Well, I actually did the first week of school! It is for good reasons. So much has been going on and is happening now, that my mind is all over the place!
There are Thanksgivings Powwows, Chanukah shows. Yes, Chanukah shows to get ready for in all age groups. Oh! Class Shabbat Services! WOW! My head is spinning with music, but I am enjoying myself tremendously. This year I am adding more Yiddish in my Chanukah performances with the kids; not just “Oy Chanuakah, Oy Chanukah.” The seniors will be just thrilled and the students are doing very well. Yiddish takes me out of my comfort zone a little. I read the lyrics to one of the Rabbis to make sure my pronunciation was perfect. I was not raised with it and during my career I have not had a lot of exposure or sought to include much of it. For some reason, I am now wanting to include Yiddish in my music and share it.
One of my Bar Mitzvah students asked me this evening why his cousin rolls her eyes when reciting the Shabbat blessings at their grandparents home every week. We spoke about that for a little while. We are going to relieve her of some of this responsibility since he is more than capable to chip in. He is so thrilled with learning how to read (and he is really good!), and learn about the holidays. He is the young man that after the holidays wanted to jump back in the Tanach and continue studying.
Well, soon I will be teaching an adult class. It starts in a couple of weeks. As well, I will begin teaching a low functioning autistic student for his Bar Mitzvah ceremony. How lucky am I?
So, tomorrow, no Sawgrass. An easier day and a date with my wonderful husband.
Good night.

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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