Anyone who has been to a Jewish summer camp knows these songs. They are prayers and folk songs; songs that are explicitly Jewish and English songs that share the Jewish values taught at camp.
Mercer Island, WA (PRWEB) April 7, 2010
Jewish camp is a rite of passage for tens of thousands of kids and teens each year, and music plays a central role. From a packed mess hall to Shabbat services by the lake, the songs of Jewish camp form the soundtrack of summer for generations of American and Canadian Jews. OyBaby LLC captures those memories on its newest CD: “We Sang That At Camp – Songs Remembered From Jewish Camp.”
Lead singers Justin Jude and The Schneiderman Sisters take listeners on a journey through 13 Hebrew and English camp favorites including “Am Yisrael Chai,” “Erev Shel Shoshanim,” “Salaam,” “Leaving On A Jet Plane,” “Bashanah Haba’ah,” and “Blowin’ In The Wind.”
“Anyone who has been to a Jewish summer camp knows these songs. They are prayers and folk songs; songs that are explicitly Jewish and English songs that share the Jewish values taught at camp,” says Rob Wolf, who co-created the OyBaby series with his wife Lisi.
“Songs like ‘Leaving on a Jet Plane’ to this day conjure memories of my years as a camper, then counselor at Jewish summer camp,” says Michelle Koplan, executive director of B'nai B'rith Camp in Lincoln City, Ore. Koplan continues, “Music is a key component of Jewish camping -- for kids and adults alike -- and ‘We Sang That At Camp’ allows all its listeners to always have a bit of camp with them as they play the CD...and sing its songs in the shower, car, wherever.”
We Sang That At Camp is the fourth CD produced by OyBaby LLC, and the first one designed for kids older than the company’s original market of babies and toddlers. In evolving the OyBaby sound for an older audience, OyBaby turned to Portland-based musician Justin Jude to both produce and sing on the CD. Justin has been named Oregon’s Best Singer-Songwriter (2007) and a “Best of Portland” artist by KINK-FM (2009).
Justin is joined by the Schneiderman Sisters— Kim Palumbis, Stephanie Schneiderman, and Lisa Schneiderman –whose beautiful melodies and soaring harmonies will be familiar to OyBaby fans from their work on the company’s three previous CDs.
The CD is now available for pre-order on the OyBaby web site at http://www.oybaby.com/jewishcampsongs. The CDs will begin shipping the week of April 12. A CD Release party concert will be held on April 18 at the Mittleman Jewish Community Center in Portland, Ore. Tickets can be purchased at http://jewishcampsongs.eventbrite.com.
About OyBaby LLC
OyBaby LLC creates music and DVDs for Jewish kids and the grownups who love them. It is literally a mom-and-pop company. Founders Rob and Lisi M. Wolf created the OyBaby series inspired by their own children. Over 70,000 OyBaby products have been enjoyed by Jewish families in all 50 states and in 20 countries.