HOW I GOT TO THIS NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE

 I've been singing all my life, primarily in the synagogue.  In 1995, I was invited to be a guest speaker at a local synagogue but asked if I could do a musical program instead.  A new passion was born!  I created Broadway Bible, a program linking familiar Bible stories with beloved Broadway show tunes which I then presented for ten years across the Northeast at Elderhostels, synagogues and community organizations.  I became a member of the Adult Cabaret Workshop at the Berkshire Music School from its inception in 2002 until 2007.   In 2006, I was accepted as a student at the National Cabaret Conference at Yale University where I was coached by such cabaret luminaries as Amanda McBroom, Tovah Feldshuh and Julie Wilson. In the summer of 2017, I was accepted as one of six Cabaret Fellows at the Eugene O'Neill Cabaret Conference where I studied with Barb Jungr and Lennie Watts, Judy Kuhn, Tonya Pinkins and Cristina Bianco.  I have been part of several cabaret workshops in Manhattan which have resulted in performances at Don’t Tell Mama’s in New York City.   For the past ten years, I have presented an annual fund-raising concert for my congregation featuring the work of Jewish composers and lyricists.

In January 2009, I produced and was a performer in Warm Up the Winter, a benefit concert for the entire Berkshire community which, in its six years, has raised almost $25,000 for fuel assistance in the Berkshires.   In 2010, I presented a classical recital with David Anderegg which raised funds for the People’s Pantry.

Over the last few years, I began to present some of these programs at various synagogues and community organizations across the country and in March 2014, I was honored to be invited to do a concert of Jewish women composers in Berlin, Germany.

CONCERT IN BERLIN, GERMANY, 2014

HEVREH CONCERT