TC to host the community a musical program about Israel for 3-6-year-olds and their families
By Reporter staff
Temple Concord will host a musical program about Israel for 3-6-year-olds and their families featuring award-winning musician and early childhood music educator Ellen Allard on Sunday, April 11, at 11:30 am. The Zoom program will be open to the community and is sponsored by a community grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Binghamton. Other smaller Jewish communities and congregations will also be joining the program. The Zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86160170996?pwd=QWEwb3A1anJEVmd3clZiUW1GbTlXdz09, meeting ID 861 6017 0996, passcode 291984. For more information, contact Temple Concord at TempleConcordbinghamton@gmail.com or 723-7355.
“It was wonderful to see our children engaged with Ellen and her puppet ZigZag joining in the songs and hand motions in the first program she did for us. I’m looking forward to the second one,” said Rabbi Barbara Goldman-Wartell, spiritual leader of Temple Concord. “I’m grateful we could make it possible for our Jewish community to be able to come together to join in her music and learn about Passover. I look forward to her next program, which will focus on Israel.”
According to the Reform Judaism website, “Ellen Allard is synonymous with the very best in children’s music. She is a multi-award winning children’s recording artist, composer, performer and early childhood music educator, drawing on a rich tradition of musical experiences in presenting her lively and captivating concerts, keynote presentations and workshops for family audiences and educational conferences across the country.”
Allard has won several Children’s Web awards for her work, including the albums “Sing it! Say it! Stamp it! Sway it! vol. 1,” “Sing it! Say it! Stamp it! Sway it! vol. 3,” “Sing Shalom: Songs for the Jewish Holidays” and “Good Kid.” Her music has been recorded by other artists and her compositions have been used in schools, synagogues and summer camps. It is also taught to cantorial students attending Hebrew Union College’s Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music in New York City and the Hebrew College in Newton, MA. In addition, it is also taught to students, rabbis, cantors, educators and performers throughout the country.
“I’m so pleased that the first of our community grants is going to programs for young children in our community,” said Shelley Hubal, executive director of the Federation. “I think Ellen’s second program will be a great way to introduce them to Israel.