Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Unity For Justice – An All Star Project

 Photos have been apearing on twitter  about a new project in the works. called “Unity For Justice” on Lipa  twitter page. It’s a benifit in support of Shalom Mordechai Rubashkin.

Over twenty of the top names in Jewish music have joined together and are recording the song to be released in a few weeks, “Unity for Justice”, is the brainchild of Danny Finkelman, leader of the Sparks boys choir in Crown Heights and Director of Outreach at the Manhattan Beach Jewish Center.

It was Mordechai Ben David’s song “Unity” that was the inspiration behind the Unity for Justice. Finkelman heard the song one day in his car and decided to re-record the song, bringing together a diverse group of some of Jewish music’s best and brightest for the project. The song, which will be redone with a new arrangement and additional lyrics, will feature the voices of Mordechai Ben David, Avraham Fried, Yaakov Shwekey, Lipa Schmeltzer, Yitzchok Meir Helfgott, Benny Friedman, Dovid Gabay, Yeedle, Ohad, Shloime Gertner, Gad Elbaz, Yehuda Green, Ken Burges, Yisroel Werdyger, Shloime Dachs, Dovid Dachs, Beri Weber, 8th Day, Avi and Yossi Piamenta, Dedi, Aaron Razel, Michoel Schnitzler, Dovid Stein, Yossi Goldstein, Sparks Choir and Shira Choir.

“Unity for Justice is being sponsored by, a division of TelTech Systems, a telecommunications company in Toms River, New Jersey.

“Finkelman plans to do a full scale video shoot with all the singers shortly and hopes to release the video on YouTube around Rosh Hashana.