In our sporadic series bringing new musical groups to your attention, we're introducing you to Laeli.
Eli and Lael Palnik have been performing as Laeli since August 2015. Their Hebrew names, Eli (אלי) and Lael (לאל) make Laeli (לאלי).
Eli is currently the Resident Musician and sound design professor in the Department of Dance at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He provides live accompaniment for Contemporary, African, and Ballet dance classes.
Lael has been singing and writing songs since childhood. She and her sisters learned to harmonize by listening to their father perform in a barber shop quartet every weekend.
Eli and Lael met at a coffee shop in 2008. Since then, they've been playing music and exploring their creative gifts. They see a real need for quality, soulful, Jewish music that can accompany anyone's journey towards mitzvot, Torah, love of Israel, and love of HaShem. These ideas inspire the melodies that they write together.
Eli and Lael were married in July 2014 and currently reside in Columbus, Ohio.
We hope you enjoy their modern take on the classic Jewish song, Oseh Shalom. We'll be playing it while we prepare for Shabbat.
Enjoy and Shabbat shalom!
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