This past Motzaei Shabbos, Rambam Mesivta’s choir, “The Harmonidies” visited their friends at Kulanu to perform in a concert along with headliner Oneg Shemesh. It was a night of singing, dancing, and a continuation of a kesher that has been built over the last couple of years between Rambam Mesivta and Kulanu.

Since their “Some Nights Jewish Lyrics” video appeared on YouTube a little over a year ago, The Harmonidies have performed at numerous charity events to benefit institutions in Philadelphia and New York. Last summer they entertained at a Hurricane Sandy benefit at Ohab Zedek in Belle Harbor along with superstars Benny Friedman and Shloime Dachs.

Under the leadership of senior Tani Martin, the group, comprising Eve Baer, Moses Bibi, Yaacov Feiner, Jacob Friedman, Aaron Kattan, David Zedner, and Yossi Zimilover, sang Lo alecha to boisterous applause as well as a mash-up of One Day and Oseh Shalom, before coming on stage to conclude the concert with Oneg Shemesh.

“While this night was a meaningful connection between Kulanu and Rambam,” explained Rambam Assistant Principal Hillel Goldman, “it was not an isolated event. Every Wednesday, students from Kulanu join Rambam for club hour and are included in the sushi-making club, sports club, sign-language club, and 14 other club offerings. Thanks to Jonathan Cooper and Rabbi Zeidel at Kulanu, through events like this concert, the club hour, inclusion minyanim, and more, Rambam talmidim have been able to learn and grow with our brothers at Kulanu.”

A night of singing, but a relationship that will continue to strengthen for years to come. v


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