This past Thursday evening, I performed at a beautiful event, “In the Glow,” a Chanukah bazaar and concert highlighting the creativity and talent of Jewish women in Crown Heights. The event was a fundraiser for Lamplighters Yeshivah, a local Montessori school that my brother- and sister-in-law helped to found and that my niece and nephew attend.
The event was truly inspiring. There were artists, health coaches, bakers, fashion designers, doulas, massage therapists (including, of course, my sisters-in-law Rochel Leah and Chaya Batsheva), fitness specialists, yoga instructors… the list goes on! Not to mention performers th
at blew me away! And the diversity–WOW!
Here’s an excerpt about the performers from the above linked article. Couldn’t have said it better myself! 😉
Rivka Eilfort sang two original songs in her own lilting, folksy style, Shaindel Antelis excited the crowd with her energetic pop sound, Esther Freeman debuted a hip hop song, Bulletproof Stockings got the room rocking, Sarah Dukes soothed the soul with her instrumental compositions, Chava Shapiro wowed the audience with her operatic stylings, Sarah Chaya Elisha presented down to earth offerings and Miriam Leah Droz’s Broadway-style Chasidus got toes tapping.
Two musical numbers by Rivka Leah Cylich and Chaya Sara Weiss were accompanied by local dance troupe, Brooklyn Jewish Dance Institute. One audience member was overheard saying, “I can’t believe we had all this talent in our own neighborhood!”
It’s incredible how much talent is packed into this small community, and we are so fortunate to have opportunities like this to share our creative passions with each other.
Check out the article linked above to read more about the event and see awesome photos!
(Big shout out to Michal, the photographer for the event and a friend of mine! I highly recommend her if you ever need a photographer in the area! She’s so talented and a pleasure to work with.)
Now it’s YOUR turn to use your talents to light up the world. After all, that’s what Chanukah is all about!
Happy Chanukah (or, as they say in Yiddish, A Freilichen Chanukah!) 😀