"Dear Rebecca, I hope you and your family are all doing okay during these challenging times. I wanted to write to you and thank you again for all of your patience and flexibility in helping [our son]. You helped make his bar mitzvah possible and helped us all get through it!"

-- Personal note from a Kol Ami Family, March, 2020

Rebecca, Thank you for providing a very touching and meaningful framework for my mother’s memorial service. I was moved by your music and how you conducted the service. It was what we needed at that moment, so thank you!”

— Jeff B.

Dear Rebecca, In the beginning of the preparation for my bat mitzvah, I had no idea how much fun I would have chanting my trope with you. You made me love to sing even more! Thank you for your patience while I learned the Hebrew. Thanks for making the experience come to life for me. Warmly, Madeline”

— Madeline J.

With great delight, the Forward presents the second Soundtrack of Our Spirit, a reader-inspired digital project to find the best new voices in Jewish music. After tallying thousands of votes from readers and consulting with our celebrity judges Lipa Schmeltzer and Neshama Carlebach, we’re proud to present the final playlist. We hope this music inspires and propels you into the High Holidays with soaring spirits.”

The Forward 2016

Soundtrack of our Spirit: The Podcast”

The Forward 2015

Rebecca, you have a unique talent in music. You should know that my Shabbat playlists for Friday nights and Saturday mornings are mostly your songs. There are many wonderful Jewish artists out there, but you are my very favorite! I listen to your music every Shabbat, and I mean every Shabbat. Your music is central to my weekly Shabbat traditions!”

— Derrick English

Rebecca, I can't thank you enough for adding such warmth and joy and melody to our (bar mitzvah) service. You were a big hit!”

— K. Dubinsky

I went to your link for the first time, and just spent the last half hour listening to samples of your wonderful singing/songwriting. I am a public school music teacher/weekend religious school music director/cantorial soloist/songleader. I am so excited to hear you. I love your voice and you are a great songwriter. I feel as if I have been given a gift. And, you sing in my vocal range!!!!! Thank you for your musical gift.”

— L. Deutsch

Dear Rebecca, I own three of your albums (Light of Shabbat, P’Tach Libi, and Kirvu). I listen to your music every week during Shabbat. I have even created special Shabbatot playlists organizing your songs to how they appear in Mishkan Tefillah. Your music brings so much meaning to every Shabbat. Your melodies are powerful, they tug at the heartstrings. Your music is my most favorite, and I have encouraged my rabbi to purchase your music for her collection. I have taught your version of Hashkiveinu to my congregation and they love it. My rabbi loved it so much that she asks me to lead the congregation with your Hashkiveinu every Friday night! Your music touches more lives than you know! Thank you so much for making the most incredible Shabbat music I’ve ever heard. Shabbat is my most favorite of our holidays and your music makes it even sweeter and more meaningful. May you be blessed with a wonderful week, and may every Shabbat be sweeter than wine for you and your loved ones. Thank you so much for sharing your musical talent with the world.”

— Derrick English

Finally got a chance to listen to your new CD. You keep getting better and better. The mixed use of Hebrew and English lyrics, the arrangements of the melodies, and your singing seem to improve with each CD. Kol Hakavod.”

— Cantor Alane S. Katzew (re: "Kirvu")

Our many, many thanks! You worked with [our son] with kindness and patience, moving him from a feeling that it could not be done to mastering t'fillot and his Torah portion. This was such a positive experience for him.”

— Beth, the mother of a bar mitzvah student