A debut solo album of original Jewish music and storytelling that will inspire and empower.
Thank you to the 93 individuals who have already signed on to be a part of this project!!! In just two week, with your help, we reached our goal.
All contributions above and beyond the $5400 will be put towards building more music into this album and bringing the completed product out into the world. Every dollar counts. Take a look, take a listen, choose a reward, make a pledge.
Thank you for helping me to make this dream a reality!!
I'm Leah Wolff-Pellingra.
You know me as a family educator, cantorial soloist, storyteller, mother, wife, author, blogger and Jewish musician. I have been teaching in the Capital District Jewish Community since I was 14 years old. Since you're reading this, we probably know each other from:
- Congregation Gates of Heaven in Schenectady, NY
- Congregation Berith Sholom in Troy, NY
- B'nai Sholom Reform Congregation in Albany, NY
- Temple Sinai in Saratoga Springs, NY
- NextDor of the Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York - Mishpucha Cluster Chair
- Interfaith Events - Emmanual Frieden's Baptist, Schenectady County Clergy Association Interfaith Services
- Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion's Executive Masters in Jewish Education program
- NewCAJE Young Professionals Program
- ..and on the interwebs as Leah the Nosher
You have heard me lift my voice and sing as part of meaningful moments for our community.
This summer, at NewCAJE 3, Sam Glaser heard me sing Shalom Rav, a song that I first premiered at Congregation Gates of Heaven in Schenectady, NY. Afterwards, he asked to produce my album.
Recording an album will allow me to share my music with a national audience and to continue to grow as a musician and educator.
I'll be in Los Angeles at the end of October, working on my Masters degree in Jewish Education at HUC-JIR. Sam has time in his touring schedule to spend a few days with some of the best musicians in LA recording this album.
This is where you come in. Your generous contribution will pay for:
- Time in a state of the art studio
- Top notch musicians
- Production costs (engineering, mixing, mastering)
- Replication of first-run physical CD (1000 copies)
- Album and promotional design
Come and share this joy with me. I am able to do the work I do because you have supported me in the past. I'm asking you to support me now, to be a part of my journey.
Thank you for your contribution.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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Thank you. You will receive a digital download of the single off of the album, pre-release.Estimated delivery:
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Thank you. You will receive the digital download of the full album pre-release, I will send you a hard copy of the CD and you'll get a shout on my Twitter feed and Facebook page.Estimated delivery:
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Thank you. You will be included as a printed thank you on my album, plus all the rewards on previous levels.Estimated delivery:
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Thank you. You'll receive the track of your choice as a ringtone and/or I can record your message on your voicemail - a personalized Carl Castle quality memento! - plus all rewards on previous levels.Estimated delivery:
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Thank you. I'll record your choice of a Jewish music classic and send you a signed physical copy or a digital download, plus all rewards on previous levels.Estimated delivery:
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Thank you. You'll receive an Evening Performance for you and a group of your friends, family, donors or Board Members. Outside of the Capital District community, I would ask that you cover travel expenses. I will partner with you in creating a tailored performance for your next dinner party, board retreat or annual fundraiser.Estimated delivery:
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Thank you. Bring me to your congregation or organization for Shabbat! Outside of the Capital District, I would ask that you cover travel expenses. I will partner with you to schedule and plan a combination of worship services, text study and workshops for your setting!Estimated delivery:
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Thank you. I will travel to your community as an Artist-in-residence. The extended weekend can be a combination of concerts, worship services, text studies, classes and workshops for all ages - whatever would best serve your community's needs. I would ask that you cover all travel and on the ground expenses.Estimated delivery:
- (24 days)