Category Archives: Teaching

From Classical to Tu b’Shvat

I keep on thinking about the first week back at school. It was wonderful, rewarding, hopeful, surprising, and more! At the South Florida Jewish Academy, I showed the students an old Tom and Jerry cartoon so they can see how … Continue reading

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From Classical to Tu b’Shvat

I keep on thinking about the first week back at school. It was wonderful, rewarding, hopeful, surprising, and more! At the South Florida Jewish Academy, I showed the students an old Tom and Jerry cartoon so they can see how … Continue reading

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Thank You Tchaikovsky!

One of the schools I teach music at has students that are very difficult and my style is a little cramped because of some rules that I respectively follow. It does make things challenging, which sometimes I welcome, and sometimes … Continue reading

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Giving Is Receiving

It has been a very busy few weeks, but what’s new? There have been preparations for Chanukah shows in my schools, and Chanukah performances with my schools at different senior facilities. Of course the two that I work for, The … Continue reading

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Turkey and Latkes

It has been a very busy few weeks planning Thanksgiving feasts and Chanukah shows at schools, but everything has gone quite smoothly for the most part. We have had a blast with singing about turkeys, pumpkins, pilgrims, latkes, dreidels, chanukiahs … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Shakin’, Rockin’, and Hakafot

One of my favorite holidays is Sukkot. With all the synagogues I work at, I have the opportunity of fulfilling the mitzvot of shaking the lulav and etrog, sitting and eating in many Sukkot and sharing the mitzvot with many … Continue reading

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Is Yom Kippur a Holiday?

leansed, theThe High Holiday season is always a very exciting but trying time. This year has a different feel to it for me. I am not as nervous as I usually am. I don’t know it it is good or … Continue reading

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Teenagers and Singing

I got teenagers to sing and enjoy themselves! I introduced myself as their new music specialist and taught them Neal Katz’s “Ameh Yisrael Chai”. I like to use that as an ice breaker. It works! It has very few words, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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