A Fresh New Sound of Jewish Music!

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The Jewish Innovation

Music is a huge part of my life. I sang a solo at Carnegie Hall while in high school and I sang in the Singing Hoosiers while at Indiana University, graduating with a minor in music. After working with many amazing Jewish musicians and touring summer camps for four years with Rick Recht, I decided to study in Israel. Inspired by the land of Israel, by in-depth text study at Pardes and by my love of Jewish prayer, I began composing melodies. I would play my music all over Israel, whether rocking out downtown around Ben Yehudah street or leading prayer services in the Old City of Jerusalem. Wherever I am, music is how I connect to prayer. Music heightens my relationship with God and music strengthens my relationship with others when we pray together. I believe that a beautifully recorded album will allow others to heighten their individual relationships with God and help communites unite in prayerful song.

The Impact

I write melodies that are easy to sing and express the meaning of the prayers. Each melody is a midrash, a poetic interpretation of the text, that helps convey the spirit of the prayer. In this way, these melodies make prayer accessible to all and help us connect to old prayers in new ways. As a song leader, I compose melodies that are easy to teach to beginners. As a spiritual educator, I incorporate some lesser known prayers so that these beautiful texts can be learned through music. As an artist, I make music with a fresh sound that will resonate with this generation.

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The money will cover recording, production, distribution and printing costs.

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Education & Youth | Film & Music

A Fresh New Sound of Jewish Music!

$10,252   raised
GOAL: $10,000

67

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Abbie Strauss
TN, USA

  • One UP!!
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    You have already given to the campaign and would like to add the Kid CD. If you have bought a hard copy CD this will bump you up to 2 Hard Copy CDs If you bought a download this will get you 2 CD downloads Double the music!

  • L'chaim!
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    Thanks so much! I am so happy to have your support and appreciate it more than you know! You will receive: -A 5-song EP (extended play album) to download NOW -Either Spark or the Kid full "Kol Tuv" album to DOWNLOAD immediately after it is finished!

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    Wow! Thank you so much :). I am so lucky to have you in my life! You will receive: -A 5-song EP (extended play album) to download NOW -Either Spark or the kid full" Kol Tuv" album to DOWNLOAD immediately after it is finished! PLUS -A download of Abbie's first album, "Inside Out" -A hard copy of ONE CD hot off the press!

  • BOTH ALBUMS!!
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    You will get a free EP download now plus: 1 Kids CD 1 Spark CD

  • Supporter!
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    Oh my! Now you are really making it happen! For your help you will receive: -A 5-song EP (extended play album) to download NOW -The full album to DOWNLOAD immediately after it is finished! -A download of Abbie's first album, "Inside Out" -A download of both Spark and Kol Tuv kid album. -A hard copy of a CD of your choice hot off the press! PLUS -I will put your name (or someone else's name) in the notes on my album as a special thank you.

  • Extra- Chai Supporter!
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    Your help is so incredible! You will receive: -A 5-song EP (extended play album) to download NOW -The full album to DOWNLOAD immediately after it is finished! -A download of Abbie's first album, "Inside Out" -A hard copy of one of the CD's hot off the press (your choice) -I will put your name (or someone else's name) in the notes on my album as a special thank you. PLUS -I will send 10 CDs or an album (or a mix of the 2 albums) for you to share with your community, friends and family. Share the love ;)

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    Thank you so much for sponsoring my album. Your help is truly appreciated! You will receive: -A 5-song EP (extended play album) to download NOW -The full album to DOWNLOAD immediately after it is finished! -A download of Abbie's first album, "Inside Out" -A hard copy of both of the CDs hot off the press! -I will send 10 CDs or whichever album (or combination) for you to share with your community, friends and family. Share the love ;) PLUS -Your name/organization listed as a sponsor on my album.

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