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Our Purpose and Passion is to Share and Preserve the Rich Tradition of Jewish Choral Music Through the Production of our CD "HERITAGE"
163 backers pledged $9,080 to help bring this project to life.

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THE SAN DIEGO JEWISH MEN’S CHOIR’S “HERITAGE” MUSIC CD PROJECT

 The San Diego Jewish Men’s Choir (SDJMC) was founded over fifteen years ago and maintains a membership of 25 singers. The mission of the group is to preserve the rich historical heritage of Jewish choral music for generations to come, and to promote the “neshamah,” the soul, of this majestic music.

 In addition to this, the choir strives to introduce audiences to “new” Jewish music. SDJMC fulfills their mission by performing concerts, participating in outreach events at senior centers, by sponsoring and organizing community concert events and now, finally, through the recording of their first CD appropriately titled, “HERITAGE”.  

The choir, under the direction of Ruth (Lopez-Yañez) Weber, performs 20-30 concerts throughout Southern California each year in a variety of different venues, from synagogues to concert halls. The San Diego Jewish Men’s Choir’s CD will serve as a vehicle for disseminating this wonderful music to a larger audience. We hope to be able to reach both the senior community, who fondly remember this music of their youth, and younger generations who can, in turn, pass on the richness of the Judaic music culture to future generations. Without projects such as these this valuable music could be lost forever!

 We are offering you the opportunity to be a part of this exciting endeavor by becoming a donor for this project! For those who seek even MORE involvement, we invite you to be with us, in the recording studio, where you will have a chance to be a guest "OYer" on our incredible Yiddish song "Simchas Torah!" Please see the rewards on the right hand side for more info. Allow us to perform a fundraising concert in your home for your friends and relatives, or have your name listed as a donor or sponsor on our album! The choir is so passionate about this music that they have devoted an incredible amount of time an effort to ensure these majestic words and music will be enjoyed by many generations to come. We hope that you will feel moved to join us in our quest to protect the music that is such a big part of every Jewish soul.

We are hard at work recording the album at the moment, and have a timeline and plan to release the CD at an incredible concert later this year, the "Chanukah JAM." The JAM will be held on November 24th at the San Diego JCC in the Garfield Theater.

Your support is so critical to ensure we are able to achieve this goal.   All sponsorship rewards (see right hand side) will be delivered before the "official" launch in November so that all sponsors have an opportunity to enjoy this incredible music in advance of the general public!

You'll notice that rewards are in multiples of the number "18." This is the corresponding number to the hebrew word "Chai" which means LIFE ! Please help us breathe LIFE into this incredible project by supporting not only this project but the preservation of our rich musical HERITAGE for many years to come.

Thanks in advance, for your support of the San Diego Jewish Men's Choir! .....and, Shalom !

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The funding rules of Kickstarter require the San Diego Jewish Men’s Choir to meet our funding goal IN FULL, and completely within the 45-day window. If we don’t meet our goal, then ALL the funds are returned to contributors. So, it’s an all or nothing opportunity, for you and for us. With your support, we believe we can rise to that challenge and fulfill our commitment to you, by completing our HERITAGE CD project, on schedule and on budget.

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    Pledge $10 or less: Receive a Thank You note from the SDJMC with our gratitude for supporting this incredible project.

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    "Chai” Pledge $18.00 or more: Receive a Thank You note from SDJMC and an Advanced Digital Download of the “Heritage” CD album 2 weeks before its official release on Nov. 24, 2013

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    “Double Chai” Pledge $36 or more: Receive a Thank You note from SDJMC, an Advanced Digital Download of the “Heritage” CD album 2 weeks before its official release on Nov. 24, 2013, and your name on our website sponsor list.

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    “C-Note Chai” Pledge $100 of more: Receive a Thank You note from SDJMC, an Advanced Digital Download of the “Heritage” CD album 2 weeks before its official release on Nov. 24, 2013, your name on our website sponsor list, a physical copy of our CD signed by all the choir members. (add $10.00 to ship outside the U.S.)

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    “20 Chai” Pledge $360 or more: Receive a Thank You note from SDJMC an Advanced Digital Download of the “Heritage” CD album 2 weeks before its official release on Nov. 24, 2013, your name on our website sponsor list, a physical signed copy of our CD, and your name on our album as an official sponsor. (add $10.00 to ship outside the U.S.)

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    “30 Chai” Pledge $540 or more: Receive a Thank You note from SDJMC, an Advanced Digital Download of the “Heritage” CD album 2 weeks before its official release on Nov. 24, 2013, your name on our website sponsor list, a physical signed copy of our CD, your name on our album as an official sponsor and be A GUEST “OYer” singer on our Simchas Toyre album track song! Recording date TBD. (Transportation to the studio not included, and add $15.00 to ship outside the U.S.)

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    “40 Chai” Pledge $720 or more: Receive all of the above (but not the recording session) PLUS 2 VIP tickets to our Chanukah JAM concert and CD release party! Special mention in our CD sleeve will be given to you as a "Patron" of the SDJMC (add $15.00 to ship outside the U.S.)

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    “100 Chai” Pledge $1,800 or more and Receive all of the above (but not the recording session or the Chanukah JAM tickets) PLUS a CONCERT in your San Diego home or for your San Diego event!

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