I love working with children and I find that music is wonderful way to "translate" the world for them. I have created a CD of my work called "On This Day and All the Time" available on iTunes. The music ranges from tunes that are just silly and fun ("I'm a Whiner", "Faces in the Mirror") to songs that "lift" the values out of life ("I'm Sorry", "Use Your Words", "Your Grandpa Marched with Martin Luther King") and help children use those values in their young and growing lives. I would be honored to do a concert for your organization, school, religious community and more mixing my songs with songs you know well. I can assure you the kids will have fun and the parents will, too!
Invite Me to Your Book Club
Isn't it amazing how much more a book can mean when you share the reading experience with others? My interests are quite wide ranging from historical material and historical novels to fantasy books and certainly books that explore and contribute to our spiritual journeys and how those spiritual insites help us heal the world. Invite me to your already existing book club for a guest discussion.
Lectures, Pulpit Guest and More
I have been invited to guest lecture at churches, synagogues and community groups on many occaisions. In the Talmud, R. Chanina remarked, “I have learned much from my teachers, more from my colleagues, and the most from my students” (Ta’anis 7a). I, too, find this to be true and would welcome the opportunity for that give and take with your group or community. My topics include:
- "Judaism for Non-Jews": A one session introduction to Judaism that can also be expanded into several sessions.
- "I Miss You": Poems, prayers, songs and gentle guidance for adults helping the grieving child.
- "East-Over": The curious origins of Passover and Easter and how their similarities and differences
- "The December Dilemna": The "holiday season" and how it can teach us what America really is.
- And more!