We Will Overcome – Charlie Kramer’s Debut EP for Change

Charlie Kramer, CA, USA

$2,460   raised
GOAL: $11,000

13 days to go

39

 Donors

Your donation is tax deductible!

All donations to this charitable cause are collected by Jewcer, and donations exceeding the fair-market value of goods/services received are qualified under Section 501(c)(3) as tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Hi Friends,

Thank you for being here, for supporting this project and for your commitment to creating music that can heal and inspire.

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We Will Overcome is a 5-song EP of contemporary Jewish music tracking the struggles we face personally, communally and globally. These five songs, based in Jewish text and liturgy, explore how we can utilize music and prayer to overcome. Upon the EP’s completion, all proceeds will be donated to three change based organizations. The music you will hear was written both in the states and during my time in Australia (cute wallaby pic below!), where I developed and experienced the importance of being a global citizen.

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While in Australia, I felt a deep responsibility to understand what was happening in the world and how I could personally influence positive change. The songs on this EP reflect those experiences. I hope they will offer you and your communities further opportunities to sing modern Jewish music that brings to light our responsibility to not stand idly by.

 

The EP will be recorded, mixed and mastered at Blue Dream Studios with the help of some of LA’s premiere musicians. The EP will be produced by my talented friend and fellow Jewish musician Josh Goldberg (pictured below).

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With your support, we (yes we!) will record this music, create a music video for the single ‘Closer (I’ll Be)’, and will organize gatherings all in the name of creating change. Your donations will also support the production of the CDs, behind the scenes footage and interviews, the album artwork and more.

Please find the contribution level on the right that inspires you most. If you are unable to meet the contribution level of your choice, I encourage you to contact your friends and family and consider donating together. No donation is too small. Whatever you are able to contribute will bring us closer to achieving our goal.

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It has been my lifelong dream to create and record Jewish music that connects us to our deepest spiritual identity. Thank you for helping me to make this dream a reality.

Together, we can and will inspire hope, love and communal action through music.

With love and gratitude,

Charlie

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2017-02-23
Anonymous donor
2017-02-22
Bill Maury-Holmes
"Dayenu!"
2017-02-22
Adam Askenaizer
$10
"You know, we live in a pretty wiggly world. And it seems like every day, it's getting a little wigglier. So when a real mensch, a real bonafide MENSCH comes along to straighten it out, y'all better recognize. That mensch is Charlie Kramer. He"
2017-02-22
Anonymous donor
2017-02-20
Max Wyman
$18
2017-02-19
Burke Family
2017-02-19
Barbara , Sage and Spencer Pierce
2017-02-19
Anonymous donor
2017-02-18
Yehudit
"Great memories of Shabbat Joy"
2017-02-15
Josh Swedelson
$18
"Love the project my man, can't wait to hear it"
2017-02-15
Anonymous donor
2017-02-11
Anonymous donor
$360
2017-02-11
Cornhole
$300
"Peace and love"
2017-02-11
Alligator Pear Catering
$150
2017-02-10
Anonymous donor
2017-02-10
Isabelle Burke
"Wishing you nothing but the best, and all the success in the world!!!"
2017-02-10
Matt Margolis
"Cuz your an amazing success already, can't wait to hear your EP. Many blessings to you on your journey!"
2017-02-10
Anonymous donor
2017-02-10
Anonymous donor
2017-02-09
Jared Stein
$72
"May your rivers and roads deliver you quickly down your path of making this much needed recording . Singing loud with youn"
2017-02-09
Adam Tanenbaum
"Can't wait to hear it!"
2017-02-09
Heath Watenmaker
"Keep up the great work Charlie!"
2017-02-09
Rachel Brehm
$10
"So awesome!!!!"
2017-02-09
Itai
"Charlie is so cool!"
2017-02-08
Anonymous donor
2017-02-08
The Raymonds
$72
"In memory of Arthur Mautner"
2017-02-08
Anonymous donor
2017-02-08
Anonymous donor
2017-02-08
Donald goor
"Yashar koach Charlie"
2017-02-08
Rob & Jenny Sward
$360
"We're thrilled and excited to support our wonderful and very talented friend, Charlie, in this terrific music venture. We wish you great success with 'We Will Overcome' Charlie."
2017-02-08
Anne and Michael Berman
$36
"Good luck with your EP. We are so proud of you, Charlie!!"
2017-02-07
Anonymous donor
2017-02-07
Anonymous donor
2017-02-07
Max Westerman
"In honor of "The Man," Charlie Hess Kramer"
2017-02-06
Josh Warshawsky
$36
"B'hatzlacha, Charlie!!! Can't wait to hear the CD!"
2017-02-06
Anonymous donor
$50
2017-02-06
Anonymous donor
2017-02-06
Anonymous donor
$100
"We admire your commitment to making your music inspire social action. Rock on Charlie!"
2017-02-06
Anonymous donor
$18

We Will Overcome – Charlie Kramer’s Debut EP for Change

Charlie Kramer, CA, USA

$2,460   raised
GOAL: $11,000

13 days to go

39

 Donors

Your donation is tax deductible!

All donations to this charitable cause are collected by Jewcer, and donations exceeding the fair-market value of goods/services received are qualified under Section 501(c)(3) as tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
  • Digital Download
    8 claimed out of 2000 available

    For your contribution, you will receive a digital download of the EP.

  • Chai | חי - Physical & Digital Copy + Thank you note!
    10 claimed out of 1000 available

    For your support, you will receive a physical and digital copy of the EP, along with a personalised thank you note.

  • Double Chai | חי - Digital Songbook
    5 claimed out of 1000 available

    At this level, you will receive a digital songbook of We Will Overcome, including lead sheets perfect for bringing these songs to your communities. You will also receive a physical and digital copy of the EP.

  • Be in the Music Video for 'Closer (I'll Be)' + All the above
    4 claimed out of 200 available

    For your contribution of $50, you will be in the music video for the EP's single, 'Closer (I'll Be)'. The video will be an opportunity to inspire thousands of people across the world to stand up, and act. Please know that you do not need to be in LA to get involved and be in the video. You will also receive a physical & digital copy of the EP, as well as a digital songbook. Here's a sneak peak of the single's chorus, 'Closer (I'll Be)': "I'll be the change I wanna see, Because I believe we're closer than we think. So let it out, Our love's the final piece. Our path is not too dark if we are one."

  • Springtime Latke Party and Concert at the Kramers
    3 claimed out of 54 available

    If you've ever had the chance to taste my mom's latkes hot off the frying pan, then you know this is an evening you won't wanna miss! My amazing parents Michael and Colette welcome you for an evening of latkes, kugel, family and friends all culminated in a backyard springtime concert. In classic Kramer family fashion, enjoy your latkes and kugel while watching sports with Dad, or a game of Mah Jongg or Scrabble with mom. Date TBA!!

  • 10 Pack CD. and Songbook Bundle
    2 claimed out of 200 available

    With this fantastic value, you will receive 10 signed physical copies of We Will Overcome. Each copy will include a physical & digital copy of the EP's songbook, a perfect gift for music lovers, friends and family.

  • Video Producer
    1 claimed out of 10 available

    With your generous contribution, you will make the filming of the music video for 'Closer (I'll Be)' possible!! In appreciation, your name will be featured in the credits of the video and within the liner notes of the EP.

  • Sponsor a Song
    0 claimed out of 5 available

    For your generous support, you will make the recording of one song of your choice possible. In appreciation of your generosity, your name will be listed in the liner notes of the EP.

  • Tzedek Producer
    0 claimed out of 5 available

    Tz'dakah, (literally meaning 'to do justice') is the act of donating one's time or resources for others in need. For your donation as a Tzedek Producer, you will personally choose one of the change based organizations which all EP proceeds will be donated towards. These organizations will also be featured in the Gatherings for Change we will be hosting throughout our communities (details below).

  • A Gathering for Change
    0 claimed out of 20 available

    For your donation, I will organize an evening for change at your home, school, camp or synagogue combining music, stories and action. These nights are what its all about- coming together to do the work necessary to heal the wounds facing our nation, our people and ourselves. Gatherings include: A solo concert in the round (full band available for additional compensation of musicians) , stories of change and hope and an onsite social action project. All Proceeds from the event entry fee will be donated to an organization of your community's choice of those chosen by the Tzedek Producers above.

Campaign by
Charlie Kramer
CA, USA

Charlie is a Jewish Musician, Songleader and Educator from Los Angeles, California. Charlie’s endless passion for music, for voices, for discovery, for people and for life are ever present in his music and his prayer leading. His experiences both leading and being a part of deep moments of music and prayer are the driving force behind his spirituality and love of Jewish tradition.Charlie grew up at Camp Hess Kramer in Malibu, California, where he developed his love of communal singing, innovative worship experiences and later worked as a Songleader for four summers. After graduating from the University of Redlands in 2015 with a degree in Religious Studies, he spent a year leading, singing and praying with the Progressive Jewish Community in Melbourne, Australia. Now home and stateside from this integrative year of growth and writing, Charlie has been sharing new melodies and connecting with communities across LA County. Charlie currently serves as the Songleader at Temple Israel of Hollywood and the Head Songleader at Camp Hess Kramer in Malibu.

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