Meet the Musician: Chanale Fellig-Harrel

Photo: Courtesy of Chanale Fellig-Harrel Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. My name is Chanale Fellig-Harrel and I am a professional songwriter and performer of Jewish music. I was raised in a Chabad home, a grandchild of holocaust survivors and Russian immigrants. Although I never received any formal musical training, I […]

Meet the Musician: Aryeh Naar

Photo: Courtesy of Aryeh Naar Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. My name is Aryeh Naar. I am 19 years old from Sydney, Australia. From a very young age I’ve been singing and involved with music. From when I was three years old, I remember standing on the Bimah next to […]

Meet the Musician: Shalom Lebowitz of the band Shefa

Photo: Courtesy of Shalom Lebowitz Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. My name is Shalom Lebowitz.  I am the lead singer and guitarist of the band Shefa. I jam alongside my older brother who’s our vocalist and my younger brother who plays electric guitar in the band. I grew up in […]

Meet the Opera Singer: Melina Schein

Photo: Courtesy of Melina Schein We are thrilled to be able to interview you for our magazine, Melina. Could you please tell us a little bit about yourself and your background?  I’m a geographically-misplaced, Argentine-born, Manhattan-raised, immeasurably neurotic Jewish opera singer living in a remote area of Western Canada. I was born in Buenos Aires; […]

Meet The Violinist: Harriet Vorona

Photos: Courtesy of Harriet Vorona Tell us a little about yourself and your background I was born and raised in small town in North Germany, Bad Pyrmont. My first introduction to music was playing the recorder in preschool at age two. At some point my recorder teacher told my parents that I’m musical and that […]

Meet The Musician & Designer: Josh Friedman of Jewcastar

Photo: Courtesy of Josh Friedman Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background. I have always worked in creative fields and as an educator and entrepreneur.  I am a musician, videographer, photographer, and composer, and I have taught all of those subjects at the college level.  For the past 12 years, I have […]

Meet The Musician: Franciska

Franciska is a composer, producer and podcast host. She creates her masterpieces by weaving eternal words of prayer into soulful guitar melodies. Raised in religious school and in musical academy, Franciska’s compositions reflect her commitment to bridging both worlds. Franciska started playing the piano at six years old. She began composing after she mastered the […]

Meet The Musician: Reuben O’Dell-Barkow

Based in Toronto, Reuben O’Dell-Barkow has been making music all his life. He got his first guitar at the age of thirteen and has dreamed of rock and pop superstardom ever since. After releasing numerous albums and singles, and appearing on countless stages, he took a five-year hiatus to start a family. With his two […]

Meet The Theatre Photographer: Brian Negin

Born in 1951. Brought up in Southern California. Studied photography in junior high and high school. Earned a BA in Political Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1972. Made Aliyah in 1973. Lived on kibbutz for five years. Left the kibbutz and earned a law degree from the Hebrew University of […]