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I have enough songs, I have enough time, and it is now the right moment to make my first album!
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Rough draft of my song "Oseh Shalom"

Rough draft of my song, "Shabba, Shabba" found at all the JCC's in Chicago and many JCC's around the country!

Hello!

I have been Songleader, Hebrew and Religious School teacher, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Tutor, and Co-Director of Youth Programming at Am Shalom, the JCC's of Chicago Early Childhood Program, and many synagogues in the Chicago area including: North Suburban Beth El, Temple Chai, Congregation Beth Am, The Free Synagogue Beth Emet, Temple Jeremiah, Beth El in Rockford, and many more! I am also currently applying to Hebrew Union College for Rabbinical School.

And now I am asking for your help! I am ready to record my first major Jewish album with renowned recording engineer, Stuart Rosenberg, but I have a long way to go before that can happen.

If you donate a small amount, you will also receive the album when finished. Rewards for larger donations include: me playing at a birthday party, musical accompaniment for your child's Bar/Bat Mitzvah service, and even coming into the studio, yourself, and recording on a song!
But the best part?? If I reach $6,000 in donations at kickstarter.com, a very gracious anonymous donor will donate ANOTHER $2,000!

My album will be a family friendly Jewish album of original compositions. It will include some liturgical music, some children's music, beatboxing and other spiritually moving music, designed to heighten feelings of kavanah (spirituality).

With your help, we can work together to spread the love of Jewish music to the next generation.

I truly appreciate your generosity!

-Adam Bellows

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    This gets you a download code when the album comes out and a thank you on my facebook page!

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    Download Code for my Album plus: A personalized video of ME thanking YOU and a thank you on my facebook page!

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    Download Code for my Album plus: I will send you a drawing of you and I playing guitar and singing together! DISCLAIMER: I am not the best visual artist. And a thank you on my facebook page!

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    Download code plus: A 45 minute early childhood birthday party!

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    Download Code for my Album plus: I will write a song about you and for you and send you a video of me singing it to you! And a thank you on my facebook page!

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    Pledge $180 or more About $180

    Download Code for my Album plus: I will play a 45 minute session at a special function of your choosing!! (Must be in the Chicago Area) You can have me over for a get together, birthday party (for children or adults), or a private serenading session.

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    Download Code for my Album plus: Two 30-minute guitar, beatbox or voice lessons! (Must be in the Chicago Area) And a thank you on my facebook page!

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    Download Code for my Album plus: Be in the background of one of the songs on the CD!! I want a bunch of these donations so I can get a bunch of people into the studio! And a thank you on my facebook page!

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    Download Code for my Album plus: You just want to help! And a thank you on my facebook page!

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    Pledge $500 or more About $500

    Download Code for my Album plus: I will play and sing for a Bar/Bat Mitzvah at your synagogue. It could be your child's or as a gift to someone else! (Must be within the Chicago Area and service must be before Summer of 2013) And a thank you on my facebook page!

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    Download Code for my Album plus: You have earned the Lamed Vavnik award! You are one of the 36 most righteous people on the planet! And a thank you on my facebook page!

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    Download Code for my Album plus: I will perform for a Shabbaton artist-in-residence weekend. This includes a Friday night and Shabbat morning service. (Must be within the Chicago Area) And a thank you on my facebook page!

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