This is good for the kid educationally, and should be encouraged. Musically, however, it's not always the best way to lift spirits for the rest of Shabbat and the week ahead.
But it's not that way around the world. Adon Olam has become a staple of many singers, choruses, bands, and other musical troupes, both in synagogue and on the concert stage.
Back in 2010 we started a new series, presenting renditions of Adon Olam from performers worldwide, including traditional and eclectic versions. Since then we have posted 19 different versions to provide you with a fun way to start Shabbat.
Today we find ourselves back in the USA, at Congregation B'nai Israel in Boca Raton, Florida, where as part of an annual Chocolate Shabbat Cantor Stephanie Shore led a version of Adon Olam set to the tune of A Spoonful of Sugar from the movie Mary Poppins. We can only hope that it helped the cholent go down...in a most delightful way.
Enjoy and Shabbat shalom!
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