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Shir Harmony of Long Island, based in Port Washington, NY, is Rochelle Potak and Bob Emerman. They have performed over 1100 times since they began singing together in 2002. They regularly conduct musical Shabbat services at several assisted and independent living facilities as well as appearing at special events both Jewish and secular. These engagements have included local fairs, black tie galas, Synagogue High Holiday, Shabbat and Installation services, Tot Shabbat programs, community holiday lighting ceremonies and concerts at synagogues, historical society museums, and private parties. Their Jewish repertoire is extensive as is their repertoire of show tunes, 40s-60s standards and music for special occasions including Valentine’s Day, the Christmas season and weddings. Each of their performances is unique and is tailored to the specific event at hand.
Both Rochelle and Bob are prominent members of their synagogue choir and are active in Hava Nashira, the Jewish Songleaders' network. Rochelle is a music educator and song leader at several synagogues and a JCC. A member of The Guild of Temple Musicians and The Children's Music Network, she has also been a pianist for the Music Institute of Long Island and has taught music and movement to preschoolers at the Mid-Island JCC. She has composed over 100 pieces and, with Bob, has arranged much of what Shir Harmony performs. Bob has been conducting services as a lay leader for many years, has been featured as a temple soloist and has an extensive knowledge of the many forms of Jewish music. They have a unique musical blend, either a cappella or providing their own accompaniment on keyboard, or guitar. Their three cds of original music, “Grant Us Joy & Blessing”, “Thank You for the Miracles” and "Endings & Beginnings" can be sampled and are available at www.cdbaby.com/shirharmony and at www.oysongs.com/shirharmony. Copies of the CDs can also be obtained by contacting Rochelle or Bob directly. Shir Harmony’s website is www.shirharmonymusic.com.
Rochelle can be contacted at email@example.com or at 516-767-1091 and Bob can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 516-767-4233