Every year, Waltham Group (the community service organization at Brandeis) organizes a family fun night at Stanley Elementary School, where a large number of Manginah clubs, fraternities/sororities, and individuals go to create a fun family night for all of the Stanley families! This year, Manginah was invited to sing a short set for all of the school children and their families.
We chose to go big on the interactive component (even though only 7 of us could perform)! We sang Even Ma'asu HaBonim, complete with erratic snapping and dancing, followed by Ito LaNetzach (the wedding music section is pretty darn cute), and ended with Yesh Lanu Koach ("We've Got the Power!").
Zoey asked all of the kids if they wished they had any superpowers and then we taught them the song - ending with a fun bang!
We had a lot of fun breaking loose of our usual performance style. Who knows how creative we'll get next time?!
JCFPA this year was fantastic! Not that we are surprised. We started our trip by going to Coby's house in New Haven, CT, where we were greeted by aromatic smells of delicious food and drinks! Thanks to Reva Fleischman (Coby's mom) for being such a wonderful hostess year after year. There were sleeping locations aplenty, and lots of hiding places too, as we discovered with our favorite game, Sardines!
In the morning, we stocked up on coffee and made our way to JTS (the Jewish Theological Seminary) for the annual Jewish Collegiate Festival of Performing Arts, where we were joined by many talented singing and dancing groups. The vibe at JCFPA is always so friendly and exciting - this year we even got to join Hillary as she led a Vocal Percussion workshop for all of the groups!
We sang Holech Lesham (feat. Matt), Mashehu Chadash (feat. Hillary) and Machmaot (our current fav) and got lots of murmurs of agreement from our audience as we sang about women's rights! Special kudos to Zoey Hart for bringing down the house with that number. We can't wait to be back next year! Thanks again for having us, JTS!!
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