Friday, July 31, 2009

Naomi listed in UK top rec's of Jewish music

Music lover and promoter David Stern (UK) lists me among a few other STELLAR musicians bringing it to the Jewish music scene...

Watch here!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

JCR giveaway thru "Cool Jew" Love Day Giveaway - Tu B'av!

JCR is thrilled to be participating in The Cool Jew Love Day Giveaway Celebrating Tu B'Av

Eight cool Jews and I have donated altogether $175 worth of gifts in celebration of "Tu B'Av," a day on the Jewish calendar that is for Jewish sweethearts. In ancient times Tu' B'Av was celebrated by young single women dressing in white and shaking their groove things in vineyards; young men from all 12 tribes would sneak-a-peek, hoping to find their future wives. We've come a long way from that point - haven't we ladies? Today, many Jews will be celebrating love at parties rather than vineyards -- on August 5th.

Want to win? There are two ways to win the
Gift Box:
(1) Enter to win at by submitting your answer to this question:"What Do You Love About Being Jewish?"


(2) If you are in LA, celebrate at LoveFest 2009, organized by JConnectLA and featuring live performances by Moshav, Rav Shmuel, DJ Eric Rosen and more. One lucky guest will be chosen to win the Cool Jew Love Day Gift Box. Join LoveFest at 8 pm, August 5th, at the Bungalo Club in Los Angeles. For more information, visit

(No purchase is required to enter. This contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada 18 years old and older.)

Cool Jew Love Day Gift Box contains:

* My Meshuga'at CD, Jewish Chicks Rock
women's tank top and temporary tattoos ($30)
* Ladino chick rocker Sarah Aroeste's Puertas CD ($15)
* Chick Author who ROCKS Lisa Alcalay Klug's book
Cool Jew: The Ultimate Guide for Every Member of the Tribe
and manyt other amazing gifts!

Friday, July 17, 2009

JCR heads out to LA in November - mark your calendars

I'm very honored to say that this November 5-7, I will head out to LA to serve as the Colker-Klein –Shapiro Artist in residence at Pressman Academy. The head of school, Rabbi Mitch Malkus, is a visionary in terms of building a cohesive community filled with different kinds of learning for all of the institutions that live in that building.

If you live in the LA community, please be in touch - there may be a possibility that they'll open up the Sat night havdallah and concert to a larger community!

Peace and Shabbas...


Sunday, July 12, 2009

JCC University (camp) Rocks with JCR!

This past week was VERY full in JCR-land.

All week I've been volunteering for an amazing program called Willie Mae Girls Rock Camp. It's a week-long camp for girls from 7 to 17 or maybe a little older. I served as a band coach and vocal instructor and worked with AMAZING volunteers and incredibly brave girls. The philosophy is that everyone rocks and that anyone can learn to be in a band. check it out:

In the MIDDLE of the week - July 8th - my partner and honorary Jewish rock chick, Glenn Grossman worked with the talented staff at the JCC in Manhattan to produce a day of ROCK for the JCC Uninversity (camp) program.

Videos to come! Stay tuned!
(And to protect the identities of the kids, all faces have smiley faces on them! But trust me, they were smiling - we all were.)

The kids got a chance to:

- Write a song

Record their song

- learn to play the drums
AND perform live

Staff joined in the fun!

If you want to book Jewish Chick Rock programming in your community, be sure to contact me -

Friday, July 3, 2009

the old becomes new and the new becomes sacred

Well...for the last week I've been working with about 120 innovative, caring, socially conscious, passionate Jewish change-makers who are commmitted to making a difference in the world. Beyond being inspired, I laughed, cried (from laughter), made connections, helped others make connections and built a ton of new friendships.

One of the beautiful things about this is that these change-makers are not throwing away history's contributions - they know on whose shoulders they stand and are jumping off those shoulders to reach a higher ground. The saying "the old is renewed, and the new becomes sacred" really sums it up.

And here's a cute example - Tel Aviv, a bassist committed to helping the environment (Anthony Rogers Wright), a guitarist from the UK committed to enabling people to volunteer to fix the world (Dan Berelowitz) and me, a feminist committed to helping young girls and women actualize their full selves - singing an oldie but a goodie with full-community-participation.
Click here for the impromptu band: "CollabaROI"

or just click this link:

For more info on ROI or the ROI Summit go to: