Friday, October 7, 2016

92nd Street Y Unites Communities Around the World in Song for the New Year


Just in time for the beginning of our New Year 5777, the 92nd Street Y in New York commissioned a brand new song, A New Year, written and produced by Michael Hunter Ochs.

In addition to his success in contemporary popular music, Ochs is universally recognized as a breakthrough composer in Hebrew/Jewish worship music. On any given Friday evening his music can be heard in synagogues around the world. He has been honored with performances at some of the most respected Jewish Institutions including The Jewish Museum of Berlin (for the 70th Commemoration of Kristallnacht) and London's Leo Baeck Rabbinical College. 

To introduce this new song, communities around the world recorded pieces that were stitched together to provide a complete version. Soloists and choirs in the video are from New York, Los Angeles, Nashville, Tel Aviv, Buenos Aires, London, Melbourne, and Sao Paolo.

Enjoy and Shabbat Shalom.

(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS:  THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS.  YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)



(A tip of the kippah to Michael Reinheimer for bringing this video to our attention.)