Chanukah took on a new beat at a recent celebration at Community Synagogue in Port Washington.
At the event, Sara Shonfeld, ownerand founder of Musical Minds, entertained families with a percussion and movement program. The evening began with the lighting of the menorah candles followed by pizza dinner and a make-your-own edible dreidel from marshmallows and pretzels.
Shonfeld supplied dozens of drums, tambourines and other musical instruments so that every child and adult had something to bang, hit or shake. Sometimes she counted as she drummed, other times she sang a Chanukah song, providing a musical experience rich in rhythm and teamwork.
Sara Shonfeld owner/founder of Musical Minds entertained families at The Community Synagogue of Port Washington with her unique drumming, percussion and movement program.
The evening began with the lighting of the menorah candles followed by pizza dinner and making an edible dreidel from marshmallows and pretzels.
Shonfeld led children and adults through this drumming and percussion event. She brought dozens of drums, tambourines and other musical instruments. Every child and adult had something to bang, hit, or shake. The beat of the drums was very dramatic and everyone was engaged. Sometimes she counted as she drummed, other times she sang a Hanukkah song.
Don’t you wish every child was as happy as this one?
The cutie in blue was having a whale of a time in his Musical Minds class in Levittown, New York with his classmates and teacher Sara Shonfeld.
This little guy found his music class hilariously funny and laughed the whole way through much to the amusement of parents watching who took out a phone and started filming.
It’s impossible to watch this video and not crack a smile! One little boy got the giggles during a music class, and his laughter soon proved infectious, amusing not only his classmates but his teacher too.
The boy, who was sat at the front of the group with a friend, was particularly eager to participate in the class and called out “Yes!” when the teacher asked if they were ready.
Chabad of Port Washington’s Tot Shabbat includes a wonderful class of Music and Movement and Making Challah.
Join us for Mommy & Me at Chabad of Port Washington! Tot Shabbat – braiding Challah together with music & instruments. Fridays, 11.15 am – 12.00 pm. Led by Sara Schonfeld of Musical Minds.
2 Series, 5 week sessions $75 ($18/class). Our Mommy & Me is held at Chabad of Port Washington’s Florence Brownstein’s ‘Israel’, an interactive multi-sensory indoor playground.
A smile is said to be the best medicine, but this excited little boy is giving everyone more than their daily dose of the giggles during their weekly music class! As soon as his teacher starts playing her guitar, an enormous smile breaks over his face and he can’t stop laughing!
He asks her to play faster and laughs hysterically when she happily obliges. Before he knows it, his laughter has spread to almost all of the other students and the entire class is giggling, smiling and clapping along with their teacher’s music! This is what music class is supposed to be like!
In the spirit of “Mi Shnichnas Adar Marbin B’Simcha,” students at the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County’s Samuel & Elizabeth Bass Golding Elementary School & Early Childhood Center welcomed the month of Adar with tremendous enthusiasm and simcha!
Students in kindergarten through second grade at the West Hempstead school enjoyed a Musical Minds program led by Sara Schonfeld. The students learned about different kinds of drums and how to create music using different methods of striking the drums.
This adorable little kid has the BEST laugh ever and can’t contain himself during music class. We all need a dose of him this morning!
This is exactly what the Monday doctor ordered!
What the world needs right about now is some pure joy with laughter, and what better way to catch a case of the giggles, than by watching this adorable little boy from Sara Shonfeld Musical Minds’! His sincere happiness is contagious, and will make even the coldest of hearts, warm.
It’s amazing, and sometimes distressing, to think about the lengths to which people will go in order to amuse themselves. If sufficiently desperate for distraction from the pain of everyday existence, human beings will voluntarily endanger themselves and others, all in the name of kicks. It’s almost as if entertainment itself is a drug to which people become resistant as they grow older and more jaded, so they need larger and stronger doses just to get a fraction of the high they once experienced so easily. Under such grim circumstances, it’s worthwhile to reflect back on those relatively carefree days of early childhood. Little kids have a knack for finding great entertainment value in extremely modest diversions. As a sterling example, look no further than this delightful YouTube video, in which a young man attending music class shows that there is nothing more fun in this world than clapping along to a simple acoustic folk song.