Saturday, July 2nd 2022   |

Songs

‘There’s a Dinosaur/Bim Bam’ by Shira & Friends – JKids Radio Song of the Week

It’s a 2-for-1 summer Shabbat special this week! It’s always hard to know when to pick a Shabbat song for Song of the Week since we’re blessed to have Shabbat EVERY week. This is a rockin’ contemporary mash-up of “There’s a Dinosaur” and “Bim Bam” from New York kindie rockers Shira & Friends. The summer […]

‘Summer Niggun’ by Mikey Pauker – Jewish Rock Radio Song of the Week

It’s the first “official” week of summer! There are SO many great Jewish songs that remind me of summer — the list of Jewish summer camp classics is ENDLESS! But for this week’s song, I’m going with a niggun, or wordless melody, from my pal Mikey Pauker. You’ll want to ride the smooth reggae waves […]

‘No Right Way to Love’ by Jason Mesches – JKids Radio Song of the Week

June is Pride Month, which is an extra special opportunity to let the people WE love who identify as LGBTQIA+ know that we love them no matter who THEY love. I especially LOVE this Jason Mesches song for young families because it not only teaches children to embrace all people and all family compositions, but […]

‘Lo Alecha’ by Beth Schafer – Jewish Rock Radio Song of the Week

Summer vacation is upon us! I absolutely LOVE this time of year: Jewish summer camp, summer trips, TONS of outside time — does it get any better?? We ALL deserve time to recharge our batteries and be with family. We also always use a healthy reminder that making the world a better place is important […]

‘La’asok B’divrei Torah’ by Abbie Strauss – JKids Radio Song of the Week

The holiday of Shavuot is this week and it’s an awesome chance to remind our kids that learning ROCKS! Shavuot is a holiday that celebrates learning and Torah and it made me think of this song by my sweet, longtime friend Cantor Abbie Strauss, set to the blessing for studying Torah. You can check out […]

‘Yerushalayim Shel Zahav’ by Laurie Akers – Jewish Rock Radio Song of the Week

Jerusalem is a SPECIAL place. There’s nothing like walking through the Old City, visiting the shuk, and watching the entire city come to a halt on Shabbat. To me, this represents the HOPE of peace and unity between people of different beliefs and backgrounds. Jerusalem Day is this week, and so it’s the perfect time […]

‘Connected’ by Melita Silberstein – JKids Radio Song of the Week

Spring is such a special time of year, and a great reminder that everything is “Connected.” For me, there’s NOTHING like going for a walk or a hike to feel part of something bigger than myself — than all of us! That’s a HUGE lesson in Judaism and it really comes through in this sweet […]

‘Blessing’ by Kenneth Lyonswright – Jewish Rock Radio Song of the Week

May is a big month for family time, and also major milestones. In particular, it’s the start of graduation season, and a reminder that the kids in our lives are… not kids anymore! I recently saw this performance from JRR Jewish Star Kenneth Lyonswright of his new song, “Blessing,” at one of our JRR Chicago […]

‘Am Yisrael Chai’ by Mama Mac – JKids Radio Song of the Week

Yom Ha’aztmaut/Israeli Independence Day is this week, and it’s one of my favorite holidays! If you know me, you know I LOVE Israel and the way this incredible country unites Jews all over the world. I wanted to share this super fun version of “Am Yisrael Chai” from my friend Amy Elkins, a.k.a. Mama Mac […]

‘Eili, Eili’ by Noah Diamondstein – Jewish Rock Radio Song of the Week

This week we observe Yom HaShoah and commemorate the unimaginable amount of lives lost during the Holocaust. The Hannah Senesh poem “Eili, Eili” is a powerful reminder that life goes on, and this timeless setting of these words by David Zehavi (covered here by Rabbi Noah Diamondstein) has become such a staple in Jewish music […]