Deborah Zecher Celebrates

the American Songbook

A.  Their Fathers were Cantors:  Kurt Weill, Harold Arlen and Irving Berlin

B.  They Wrote “Jewish” Shows:  Stephen Schwartz, Jerry Herman and Harnick and Bock

C.  Jewish Women of Song:  Dorothy Fields, Betty Comden and Carole King

D.  Masters of Melody:  Richard Rodgers, Larry Hart and Oscar Hammerstein

E.  Masters of Melody:  Jerome Kern and George Gershwin

F.  Jewish “Caroling”:  Carole King, Carole Bayer Sager and Carolyn Leigh

June 2016  The Music of Kander & Ebb, Maltby & Shire
Hevreh of Southern Berkshire,
Great Barrington, MA

April 2016  Artist in Residence,
Temple David, Monroeville, PA

January 2015  Masters of Music:  Rodgers, Hart & Hammerstein at Northshore Jewish Congregation, Mandeville, LA

January 2015 Featured Singer at Open Mic Brunch, Metropolitan Room, NY, NY

January 2015  Sermon in a Song at NAORRR Convention, Scottsdale, AZ​

November 2015 Warm Up the Winter VII, Mahaiwe Theater, Great Barrington, MA

Oct 2015  Glaser Artist-in Residence
Sinai Temple, Champaign, IL

June 2015  The Music of Comden, Fields and King, Philadelphia Section, NCJW Closing Luncheon 

I would be glad to be in touch with your program committee, cantor or whomever in the community schedules music-related programming.

Generally, in my programs, I do both narration and presentation of the music.  If your congregation has a cantor or cantorial soloist, I would be honored to include your musical colleague in the program as well.


Sermon in a Song—an interactive musical program where the audience matches my songs to a list of sermon topics.  Lots of lively conversation!

Broadway Bible—a program that combines beloved show tunes with familiar Biblical and midrashic tales.  Torah study from a completely different perspective!

The Jewish Songwriters of the Golden Age of the American Songbook—programs which combine music and stories about the songwriters and there’s always a singalong at the end!  See below, right, for some of the available programs.
       **All of the songwriters concerts are also available as a stand-alone programs                 featuring each individual composer/lyricist or songwriting team.**

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