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  • Adam Fishbein

    Adam Fishbein

    I grew up at Kol Ami with Rebecca, gaining an appreciation for singing and Jewish music through the student and adult choirs. I can confidently say that, without Rebecca, I would not have found my musical voice!

    I grew up at Kol Ami with Rebecca, gaining an appreciation for singing and Jewish music through the student and adult choirs. I can confidently say that, without Rebecca, I would not have found my musical voice!

  • Edno Almeida

    Edno Almeida

    מזל טוב!!

    מזל טוב!!

  • Janet Shapiro

    Janet Shapiro

    My Cantor is wonderful and incredible and sings so beautifully; and his music adds so much to our worship. However, I have added Rebecca to my "favorite Cantor's list" as #2. Rebecca, a Cantorial soloist, has such a wonderful singing voice, doing both liturgical and secular music. I have almost all of her CD's. I love them all; And Kirvu is exceptional.

    My Cantor is wonderful and incredible and sings so beautifully; and his music adds so much to our worship. However, I have added Rebecca to my "favorite Cantor's list" as #2. Rebecca, a Cantorial soloist, has such a wonderful singing voice, doing both liturgical and secular music. I have almost all of her CD's. I love them all; And Kirvu is exceptional.

  • Janet Shapiro

    Janet Shapiro

    Kirvu is such an incredibly beautiful CD. I listen to it every day. It is so soothing for quiet times; and it has great rhythm for exercise times. I absolutely love it.

    Kirvu is such an incredibly beautiful CD. I listen to it every day. It is so soothing for quiet times; and it has great rhythm for exercise times. I absolutely love it.

  • Fran Ariel Russell

    Fran Ariel Russell

    Your music is the best thing that has happened to me recently. I can't get enough of it, so please keep us supplied with your inspirational creations, enough to last for all eternity. May God continue to guide you and may you continue to serve God so generously and eagerly and happily. You are a great blessing to me.

    Your music is the best thing that has happened to me recently. I can't get enough of it, so please keep us supplied with your inspirational creations, enough to last for all eternity. May God continue to guide you and may you continue to serve God so generously and eagerly and happily. You are a great blessing to me.

  • Gracia Gomez

    Gracia Gomez

    I love your songs they are beautiful. Where can i buy your Cd.

    I love your songs they are beautiful.
    Where can i buy your Cd.

  • Tirzah

    Tirzah

    I just love your music. Recently bought 4 albums. Your music gets into my heart.

    I just love your music. Recently bought 4 albums. Your music gets into my heart.

  • STEVEN LABKOFF

    STEVEN LABKOFF

    Becca (or Rebecca these days I guess) was my guitar teacher when I was 13 years old - nearly 35 years ago.. She taught me how to fingerpick and play the likes of James Taylor, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, and a plethora of Hebrew songs. I took lessons from Becca each week in my home in Abington, PA. The lessons lasted for 2-3 years, but the gift I got from Becca lasted a life time. I took that talent that she helped me to acquire and played guitar literally all over the world. I played in night clubs, coffee houses, college parties and on Jerusalem's Ben Yehuda in 1985. My guitar helped me get through some of the toughest nights of myolive. When I was a medical resident at Albert Einstein in Philly, I would often be seen serenading my patients. I would often take my guitar out and play for patients in the CCU, helping them to take their minds off of what in some cases was their last night on earth. The guitar helped me to provide them with a respite from the fears and anxieties that are so often part of the CCU experience. Later as I moved on in my life, my guitar took on a new role - it helped me melt my wife's heart in 1994. We were married for 12 years - and during that time though my guitar playing time waned a bit, I brought up my kids listening to the strains of "Marvelous Little Toy" and "Puff the Magic Dragon". As time went by, I stopped playing for a while. This past year I became divorced - a very painful experience. During that time I once again turned to my music and my Alvarez guitar. The music helped get me through some of the most difficult times of my life during the year of the divorice. In the past few months, I once again picked up my guitar and started playing again. I recently met a woman from Israel. Last week we went on a hike and had a picnic and bottle of wine by the Mianus River Gorge in Pound Ridge, New York. Once again, the strains of James Taylor, Dan Fogelberg, Harry Chapin and many others came back to me - helping me to melt the heart of this lovely woman. This very night, when my 13 year old daughter was finishing her piano lesson (sorry, she's on the keyboard, not the guitar!), I asked that teacher if she knew any guitar teachers... She said that she herself was a guitar teacher. I signed my 10 year old son up on the spot for lessons. This young woman reminded me of Becca and my lessons at age 13. It's my hope that she will help impart to my son and daughter the same gift of music that Becca gave to me. The experience prompted me to search the internet to see of "Becca Wolpert" was still around. Google's a wonderful thing. I found you! Becca, I hope you read this. It's not often that someone gets to hear about the results of the work they did 35 years ago - and even less seldom hears about the wondrous impact a 30 minute guitar lesson had on a boy's life. I'm 47 now and I still have all my handwritten music books that Becca transcribed during my lessons. I have kept them all these years as they are a magical gateway back to those lessons and time. Becca, you had a profound effect on my life and hopefully soon, the life of my kids. I no longer life in Abington - rather I live in Connecticut. I found that it is tough to find a teach here who teaches in the same style as Becca did. It's my hope that the young woman teaching my kids now can impart to them the same joy of music that you did all those years ago. Thank you for my music. It has been an irreplaceable part of my life for all this time. Regards, Steven E. Labkoff, MD Stamford, CT slabkoff@gmail.com As the song says, "she gave to me a gift I know I never can repay"

    Becca (or Rebecca these days I guess) was my guitar teacher when I was 13 years old - nearly 35 years ago.. She taught me how to fingerpick and play the likes of James Taylor, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, and a plethora of Hebrew songs. I took lessons from Becca each week in my home in Abington, PA. The lessons lasted for 2-3 years, but the gift I got from Becca lasted a life time. I took that talent that she helped me to acquire and played guitar literally all over the world. I played in night clubs, coffee houses, college parties and on Jerusalem's Ben Yehuda in 1985. My guitar helped me get through some of the toughest nights of myolive. When I was a medical resident at Albert Einstein in Philly, I would often be seen serenading my patients. I would often take my guitar out and play for patients in the CCU, helping them to take their minds off of what in some cases was their last night on earth. The guitar helped me to provide them with a respite from the fears and anxieties that are so often part of the CCU experience.

    Later as I moved on in my life, my guitar took on a new role - it helped me melt my wife's heart in 1994. We were married for 12 years - and during that time though my guitar playing time waned a bit, I brought up my kids listening to the strains of "Marvelous Little Toy" and "Puff the Magic Dragon".

    As time went by, I stopped playing for a while. This past year I became divorced - a very painful experience. During that time I once again turned to my music and my Alvarez guitar. The music helped get me through some of the most difficult times of my life during the year of the divorice.

    In the past few months, I once again picked up my guitar and started playing again. I recently met a woman from Israel. Last week we went on a hike and had a picnic and bottle of wine by the Mianus River Gorge in Pound Ridge, New York. Once again, the strains of James Taylor, Dan Fogelberg, Harry Chapin and many others came back to me - helping me to melt the heart of this lovely woman.

    This very night, when my 13 year old daughter was finishing her piano lesson (sorry, she's on the keyboard, not the guitar!), I asked that teacher if she knew any guitar teachers... She said that she herself was a guitar teacher. I signed my 10 year old son up on the spot for lessons.

    This young woman reminded me of Becca and my lessons at age 13. It's my hope that she will help impart to my son and daughter the same gift of music that Becca gave to me. The experience prompted me to search the internet to see of "Becca Wolpert" was still around. Google's a wonderful thing. I found you!

    Becca, I hope you read this. It's not often that someone gets to hear about the results of the work they did 35 years ago - and even less seldom hears about the wondrous impact a 30 minute guitar lesson had on a boy's life. I'm 47 now and I still have all my handwritten music books that Becca transcribed during my lessons. I have kept them all these years as they are a magical gateway back to those lessons and time.

    Becca, you had a profound effect on my life and hopefully soon, the life of my kids. I no longer life in Abington - rather I live in Connecticut. I found that it is tough to find a teach here who teaches in the same style as Becca did. It's my hope that the young woman teaching my kids now can impart to them the same joy of music that you did all those years ago.

    Thank you for my music. It has been an irreplaceable part of my life for all this time.

    Regards,

    Steven E. Labkoff, MD
    Stamford, CT
    slabkoff@gmail.com

    As the song says, "she gave to me a gift I know I never can repay"

  • Francine Safir DiBello

    Francine Safir DiBello

    Hi Rebecca, I was at the music workshop last at night Beth Shalom in Elkins Parks, where you led us in the Havdalah Service. I immediately recognized one of your tunes, before I knew that you were going to be there. I wanted to tell you that I am a big fan of your music, but I did not get a chance before you left. I wanted to specifically tell you that I loved your Sh'ma so much that not only did I introduce it to my synagogue a few years ago, but I sang it to my dying father in his hospital bed instinctively. I tried to teach it my brother the harmony, so that we could sing it together to him. My father, a Holocaust refugee, was a very religious and musical person and loved that fact that my new passion was Jewish music. So, with my joy of recently discovering this beautiful melody, I knew music would lift his spirits if only for a moment. I held his hand as I sang it him, with his eyes closed, unable to speak and then asked him if he liked it--after not being able to communicate by any other way, he shook his head yes and squeezed by hand. It wasn't until after he died, a few days later, that I learned that the Sh'ma should be recited just before a person dies. Thank you for your inspiring Sh'ma melody that led me to do it that day. (plus your other uplifting and beautiful melodies)! Francine

    Hi Rebecca,
    I was at the music workshop last at night Beth Shalom in Elkins Parks, where you led us in the Havdalah Service. I immediately recognized one of your tunes, before I knew that you were going to be there. I wanted to tell you that I am a big fan of your music, but I did not get a chance before you left. I wanted to specifically tell you that I loved your Sh'ma so much that not only did I introduce it to my synagogue a few years ago, but I sang it to my dying father in his hospital bed instinctively. I tried to teach it my brother the harmony, so that we could sing it together to him. My father, a Holocaust refugee, was a very religious and musical person and loved that fact that my new passion was Jewish music. So, with my joy of recently discovering this beautiful melody, I knew music would lift his spirits if only for a moment. I held his hand as I sang it him, with his eyes closed, unable to speak and then asked him if he liked it--after not being able to communicate by any other way, he shook his head yes and squeezed by hand. It wasn't until after he died, a few days later, that I learned that the Sh'ma should be recited just before a person dies. Thank you for your inspiring Sh'ma melody that led me to do it that day. (plus your other uplifting and beautiful melodies)!
    Francine

  • Rosa Giberti

    Rosa Giberti

    Hi Rebecca!!! It's me Rosa. If you don't remember me I know you from Crane Lake Camp and you taught me how to play Mah Tovu on the guitar. So how have you been? I hope you are having fun at Crane Lake (still!) I can't believe Crane Lake 2010 is almost over. =( Well there is always next year! I have been listening to your music on the website. I love the songs!!! They are so good! I love them! Say hi to Jeff for me!! -Rosa Giberti

    Hi Rebecca!!! It's me Rosa. If you don't remember me I know you from Crane Lake Camp and you taught me how to play Mah Tovu on the guitar. So how have you been? I hope you are having fun at Crane Lake (still!) I can't believe Crane Lake 2010 is almost over. =( Well there is always next year! I have been listening to your music on the website. I love the songs!!! They are so good! I love them!
    Say hi to Jeff for me!!
    -Rosa Giberti