Candlesticks of Silver
My 'bubie' (grandmother) lived in Poland until her husband, who had emigrated to America, saved up enough money to bring her and their two sons over to join him. Her precious silver Sabbath candlesticks were among the limited items she was able to bring on the ship. The title song of this CD tells the story not only of her journey, but of the candlesticks that I inherited from her along with all of her wisdom and beautiful Jewish traditions. The CD is dedicated to her memory and includes ten songs of life, faith, hope and gratitude. It touches on themes of peace, zionism, prayer and the values which guide the way we treat others. Of special note is my rendition of my mentor and friend Debbie Friedman's Sh'ma Koleinu, recorded as a tribute to her memory. Beautifully produced by Scott Leader, the songs are 'catchy', easy to listen to, and inspiring. I hope they touch your heart and soul.