Monday June 19 Girls from Yeshiva Elementary School (YES) performed for a crowd of about 100 women at Congregation Beth Jehudah in Milwaukee. The event celebrated the 2016 programming calendar year at YES. The performances included the RUACH-YES Girls Choir, the 4th grade recorder students, and performances from various girls and women in the CBJ community.
The Girls Choir was co-directed by Mrs. Temima Eckhardt and Mrs. Elisheva Appel. 4th – 8th grade girls were given the opportunity to meet once a week and learn various vocal techniques and choir performance. The choir performed two pieces, accompanied by Mrs. Elisheva Appel on piano.
The 4th grade girls recorder ensemble, also introduced this year, led by Mrs. Rochel Leah Fox, entertained the crowd with a piece on recorder. The group had been meeting once per week in their classrooms since February, learning recorder method from RUACH’s new recorder book, “Recorders Play Jewish Music.” They also practiced in class throughout the week, developing skills on recorder and learning fun exercises in music theory and rhythm.
Mrs. Rochel Robbins, who taught the YES 4th grade boys recorder class, delighted the audience with two solo pieces on both recorder and oboe. Various students from the CBJ community also showcased their talents on their instruments.
The programming was made possible through the generous support of Hannah Rosenthal, Bader Philanthropies, and generous anonymous donors.