Highlights included: TWO wonderful teaching and learning opportunities at Temple Isaiah of Great Neck and online with students, alumni and faculty of Academy for Jewish Religion (non-denominational Jewish seminary);
Full houses at Malverne Jewish Center and the Funkhouse, where I shared my music with incredible, attentive and appreciative music-lovers;
A return to my second Women Cantors' Network conference, where I had joyful reunions with friends and colleagues in the most NON-Competitive setting imaginable, sang, prayed and led services (and became the de facto WCN House Drummer !!), and had a blast sharing my love of percussion, environmentalism and maker culture with folks in my Junk to Funk Workshop.
It was an amazing and rewarding time.
Home now, dealing with the predictable post-tour slump (it happens to most of us, and if we're aware of it we can take steps to make it shprter and easier to live with), planning for future tours and gigs, and puttering in our garden watching the tomatoes and garlic grow and become.
As I sit in the sunshine outside and woodshed on my guitar or on a drum practice pad, or repair bikes for refugees, or simply let the sun's rays warm my face, I am re-rooting in my place in the world and giving a tired, deep thanks for the Is-Ness of it all.
Later this summer I'll be doing other things! Check the opening page of my web site to catch up on my current schedule, and use the contact form to reach out to me and say hello! I would LOVE to hear from you about anything -- a song you liked, an inspiration you had, or whatever.
Thanks for supporting Jewish Music Made By Hand, and enjoy your summer!