Member of Music Teachers Association of California • National Association of Teachers of Singing

May 1 Concert at JCC

Hello all,I am excited to announce that I will be a keynote speaker at the Alpert JCC’s Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) ceremony starting at 2pm on Sunday, May 1st. Admission is free, however you must RSVP at alpertjcc.org/yomhashoah. The...

A Live Performance, Finally!

Dr. Brian Wilson, Head of the Jewish Studies Program at Sonoma State University (SSU) said the following to his students one week after my concert last month. “This was a very difficult but extremely important concert to experience, especially for the younger...

A Tribute to Yakob Basner

A Tribute to Yakob Basner 12/8/1927 – 9/8/2021 My Yiddish Coach, Friend, and Holocaust Survivor Photo courtesy of SoCal Arbeter Ring/Workers Circle It is with sadness that I share the passing of Yakob Basner; an incredible teacher, Yiddishist, Holocaust...

Shanah Tovah

When I was a young girl, if I was upset because I had nothing planned for New Years Eve (December 31), my mother would always say “Why should you care about celebrating New Year’s Eve? It’s not our holiday!”  She would always emphasize the word our to remind me...