I finally had a chance to watch and listen to the Knosh 'n Knowledge Kol Isha Sing-Along. Wow! What an extraordinary line-up of women and songs. You were the perfect MC and your song in memory was truly joyful. I didn't know before about the person you honored. I can hear it being sung the way it is intended. I want to tell you, also, that every time I have seen you or heard you or read your words, your heart comes shining through. You just seem to be pure love and here's that word again - joy. You make me smile, and yes, feel that we're together. I know I've said before that I am really on the outskirts, but I continue to value my membership. I learn so much and you help to make being a part of this group a special part of my life. Thank you! Thank you!
-- An email from Linda S., Women Cantors' Network member, February, 2022
“Rebecca, where do we even begin? Thank you SO much for everything. You made our day so special and beyond our wildest dreams. You conveyed our love so perfectly during the ceremony and made a service we will never forget!”
— A note from Ali & JJ, after their wedding ceremony in August, 2021
"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.”
“Soundtrack of our Spirit: The Podcast”
“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