Ashrei – Songs of Joy & Happiness

$4,321   raised
GOAL: $4,200

69

 Donors

Join our community of supporters and we can make a difference

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One year ago, I dreamed of putting out an album of music, and because of the Jewcer Campaign, Ehyeh came “to be.” If you supported Ehyeh, I want to thank you so much for considering supporting my next album, Ashrei. If you haven’t heard Ehyeh, yet, you’ll have the chance to grab both CDs while you’re here.

Here’s the scoop on Songs of Joy and Happiness:

I’m going to use lots texts from the Jewish liturgy (many you’ll recognize from a Shabbat morning service) as well as a few texts of my own to create this energy.

But it’s not all joy and bubbles. As you can tell from the promo video, the title track Ashrei is an edgy take on experiencing joy. When I first wrote this tune, Michael Evers and I were at Kulanu, the Hebrew High School in Cincinnati, and I started singing it in the halls of Valley Temple before school began. After a few minutes we were jumping around and singing and I knew it might be a bop.

If you’d like to support but prefer to give a smaller donation than the amounts provided here, you can consider giving on my patreon page (starts as low as $1 a month):  www.patreon.com/benpagliaro

Here’s what each amount will allow me to accomplish:

CREATION: $2550

$1000 allows me to pay musicians/artists to add elements to the album

$350 allows me to pay Rabbi Nick Renner (Guitarist and Spiritual Advisor)

$1800 allows me to pay Jack Kwait-Blank (Mixing/Production/Management)

$400 allows me to pay Mobtown Studios for Mastering

PHYSICAL PRODUCTION: $1650

$50 is the cost for album distribution

$300 allows me to produce 100 hard copy CDs

$250 allows me to mail the CDs and vinyls to each person that orders one

$500 to create curated boxes for Concert in a box

$550 allows me to produce 10 limited edition vinyls

 

 

 

 

Join our community of supporters and we can make a difference

The campaign organizer receives the funds directly. Please check campaign description or contact campaign organizer to learn if your donation is tax deductible.

More Ways to Learn About this Cause

  • January 20, 2022 7:52 am

    Ashrei Insiders Email #2 went out on Monday with a new sample and a pdf of the booklet. Let me know if you’re not seeing these messages and I’m happy to share them another way.

  • January 9, 2022 5:31 am

    I sent out the first Ashrei Insiders email with some updates including a sample track! Please let me know if you had any trouble receiving/playing it.

2022-02-05
Wendy Dalaya
$36
2022-02-04
Rav Laurie & Your Kehila
"You rock! I’ve got Discretionary Funds to spend so keep me posted on your new projects!"
2022-02-03
Anonymous donor
2022-02-02
Anonymous donor
"MAZEL TOV"
2022-02-02
Nancy Kaplan
2022-02-02
Nancy Kaplan
2022-02-02
Naomi and Ted Winick
2022-02-01
Jane and Dave Dinsmore
$32
"Thank you for your beautiful music!"
2022-02-01
Adam Zimmerman
$15
2022-02-01
Bolton Street Synagogue
2022-02-01
Nancy Hirsch
2022-02-01
Temple Beth Ami
2022-01-31
Ruth Perlstein
$18
2022-01-31
Anonymous donor
2022-01-30
Rabbi Simone Schicker
"Mazel tov!!"
2022-01-29
Weinraub Family
"Kudos to Ben! Can’t wait to hear!"
2022-01-28
Anonymous donor
$25
"Looking forward to it!"
2022-01-28
Linnea
$50
"Wahoooooooooooo"
2022-01-27
Matt Schwartz
$36
2022-01-27
Rabbi Cantor Robbi Sherwin
"With Ben's neshama and music chops, the Jewish music future is in good hands! Can't wait to hear this album!"
2022-01-26
Jennifer Zunikoff
"I dedicate this to you Ben! You are a mensch. Thank all you do to spread joy!"
2022-01-25
Miriam Wyman
"Ben - you have so much talent and ruach. So glad to have met you and looking forward to hearing your new album!"
2022-01-23
Anonymous donor
$10
2022-01-19
The Zbarsky Family
$54
"Get it Ben! We are proud of you and excited to see the fruits of your labor for this next project."
2022-01-19
Karen Daniel
$15
"So happy to support this rising young star of Jewish spirituality!"
2022-01-18
Anonymous donor
2022-01-17
Cara Alpern
2022-01-16
Marc Hochhauser’s Dope-Ass Funky Self
$15
"Love you, dawg"
2022-01-11
Francis Floresca
$36
"Honored to support such a talented artist. Looking forward to Ashrei!"
2022-01-11
Alex Zissman & Jules Ilian
2022-01-11
Grammy and Paw Romano
2022-01-10
Anonymous donor
2022-01-10
Rabbi Wise and Kathy
2022-01-09
John & Sherri Pagliaro
"Ben, we are so proud of you!"
2022-01-07
Sherri Schornstein
$36
2022-01-05
Reese and Logan Reisman
2022-01-05
Alisha Pedowitz
$350
"In honor of Tzelem at Moving Traditions, and a more expansive understanding of G+d and gender"
2022-01-05
Rebekah Mirsky
$18
"Spread the joy Ben !"
2022-01-03
Anonymous donor
2022-01-03
Rabbi Elizabeth Zeller
$54
"Can't wait to hear all the incredible music you are making!!! B'hatzlaha!!!!"
2022-01-03
Winaker Family
2022-01-02
Anonymous donor
2022-01-02
Anonymous donor
2022-01-02
Marge Eiseman
$180
2022-01-01
James Bell
2021-12-31
Anonymous donor
"Proud of you, Ben-ster, break a leg!"
2021-12-31
Jo Erenberg
$100
2021-12-31
Ron and Andrew
2021-12-31
Josh Warshawsky
$10
2021-12-30
Benjamin Chaidell
$36
2021-12-30
Benjamin Chaidell
$15
2021-12-30
Sheryl Sacharoff
$25
2021-12-30
Robin and Jimmy Goldsmith
"Congratulations!"
2021-12-30
HarrietAnn Litwin
$18
2021-12-30
Jay Jarvis & Audrey Liebross
$18
"Looking forward to you new sounds"
2021-12-29
Jessica Dell'Era
$36
2021-12-29
Andrew Spector
$15
"In honor of rapvruta"
2021-12-29
Ben and Dorrit Lowsen
$54
"Great work, Ben!!! Looking forward to listening!!!"
2021-12-29
Rick and Addie Lupert
$15
"xo"
2021-12-29
Anonymous donor
"Good Luck, Ben!"
2021-12-29
Julie Schreiber
$36
"you Rock, Ben!"
2021-12-29
Julie Brandon
$18
2021-12-24
Ben Lawee
"<3 BPags"
2021-12-09
Rabbi Robin Sparr
$25
"Mazal, Ben! Can’t wait to hear your new tunes!"
2021-12-09
Anonymous donor
$18
2021-12-07
Anonymous donor
2021-11-30
Anonymous donor
"So proud of you! Play on my friend!"
2021-11-30
Bryan
$54
"To the best son-in-law on the planet"
2021-11-05
Janet Hlatky
$25
"Yay!"

This campaign deals with:

Film & Music | Jewish Communities | Judaism & Holidays

Ashrei – Songs of Joy & Happiness

$4,321   raised
GOAL: $4,200

69

 Donors

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Campaign by
Ben Pagliaro / Jewish Musician
DC, USA

Ben Pagliaro is a Song leader who invites you to sing along and to find meaning for yourself in the words and the music that he shares. He wants you to pretend that we’re all at camp together so imagine yourself out on picnic benches with the wind blowing through the trees. If it makes you smile, then you’re in the right place.

  • Mp3 Please
    4 claimed

    At this level, you will get a copy of the mp3s of Ashrei sent your way.

  • Returning Supporters CD
    10 claimed out of 20 available

    Hey, you rock! If you supported me at any level for the first album, I'll send you the CD at 15% off. The first 20 people two support at this level will receive a curated box with their order with a special gift inside.

  • Returning Concert-Goers
    1 claimed out of 30 available

    Hey, you rock! If you supported me at any level for the first album, I'm offering these tickets at 15% off. On top of the Concert Ticket and CD, You’ll also receive a curated box with a special gift inside and a booklet with stories and songs.

  • CD Nostalgia
    10 claimed out of 15 available

    Do you have nostalgia for hard copy CDs? At this level, you'll receive a copy of the MP3s a week before the release date on Feb. 2nd, 2022. On top of the CD, You’ll also receive a curated box with a special gift inside and a booklet with stories and songs.

  • Two CDs
    6 claimed out of 10 available

    Didn't get the chance to get Ehyeh on the first go around, get both CDs here at a discounted price and support the creation of this new album. On top of the copy of Ehyeh and Ashrei CD, You’ll also receive a curated box with a special gift inside and a booklet with stories and songs.

  • Concert Goers (Feb 5th at 7 PM on Zoom)
    2 claimed

    At this level, you get a ticket to the concert. No frills, just the experience on Feb 5th at 7 PM EST on Zoom.

  • CD and Portable CD Player
    1 claimed out of 10 available

    Have you thought to yourself, boy I’d love to buy a CD, but I don’t have anywhere that I can play it. My car doesn’t even have a CD player in it anymore. I’ve heard this from a number of folks, so I found a reasonably priced portable CD player and I am offering a package deal that saves you some money on both. Now you can listen to mine, and other CDs from your collection so they don’t sit on the shelf collecting dust.

  • Concert in a Box (Feb. 5th at 7 PM EST)
    12 claimed out of 20 available

    At this level, you’ll get the link to the live zoom release show and receive a curated box designed by yours truly with a CD inside as well as a few surprises and a qr code to rewatch the release show concert after it airs.

  • Live Concert Ticket & CD
    1 claimed out of 20 available

    Ben will be putting on a ticketed live show on March 4th at 7:30 PM to launch the CD at Bolton St. Synagogue. He will be playing songs from the album. We're hosting this event in person with the ability to login via zoom.

  • Musician's Package & Backstage Pass
    4 claimed out of 15 available

    At this level, you'll get a copy of the CD (Ashrei), a backstage pass to the live show (or a concert in a box), as well as sheet music for each of the songs on the album. I'll even throw in some of my pick-punch picks including one with a photo of me from my early days.

  • Old School - Vinyl
    2 claimed out of 7 available

    We're making a few of these for all of you who can't resist getting your hands on one. Only 10 of these will be in existence (if you include one for me and my producer)

  • Double Vinyl (Copies of Ehyeh and Ashrei)
    0 claimed out of 3 available

    There are just a few copies of the Vinyl of Ehyeh left. At this level, you'll get copies of both vinyls. You will also get tickets to the zoom release show and unique vinyl booklets with stories and lyrics of the songs of Ashrei.

  • Hire Ben for a Program (DC, Maryland, Virginia)
    1 claimed out of 10 available

    Support my work by bringing me into your organization for a program and I'll put all of the money towards this upcoming CD.

  • Sponsor a Song
    0 claimed out of 11 available

    If you believe in my work, and you want to support the album's creation, this is a great way to do that. Alisha Pedowitz has already supported Ki Simachteni" in honor of Tzelem at Moving Traditions, and a more expansive understanding of G+d and gender. If you support the song, you will get a special mention in the album notes and will receive access to the virtual release show as well as a Signature Box with the album. There are still 11 more tracks you can support and here are the titles: Modeh Ani Mah Tovu Elohai Neshama Yismechu Yotzeir Or V'ahavta Ashrei Life Gave Me Lemons There is One/Halleluyah Family Blessing

  • Hire Ben for Shabbat (Distance Drive) - approx 4 hr
    1 claimed out of 10 available

    Bring me to your organization and I will offer a Friday night, Saturday morning and Havdalah Experience. All of the funds will go to support this album.

  • Matching Donation
    0 claimed

    If you match my donation, I will feature your name or your organizations name on the front of the CD. You will have opportunities to hear about the album while it's in progress and a chance to come into the studio to meet the producer and Ben during a live recording session.

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