+ Sing Along & Dance Along: Joanie Calem

For Jewish Audiences:

Joanie has created musical experiences for Jewish families, pre-school programs and adult audiences since 1983, both in the US and in Israel. Fluent in both Hebrew and English, Joanie lived in Israel for 23 years, and she sings traditional and original songs in Hebrew, Ladino, Yiddish, and English, and weaves stories, dances and games from the international Jewish family throughout her presentations, incorporating movement, puppets and other fun props.

Joanie brings her unique combination of interests and talents to congregational Zimri’ot, Tot Shabbat programs, Religious School events, and teacher workshops. With a wide repertoire of Jewish songs for every occasion, Joanie will enrich holiday celebrations and enhance learning experiences for audiences of all ages.


Some favorite programs are:

Bo’u Nechgog: Come Celebrate! Songs, Stories and Dances for Each Holiday

• Teaching Hebrew Through Song

• Modern Israeli Music: From the Kibbutz to Tel Aviv

• Israeli Folk Dancing

"My goal in both my performances and teaching is to invite my audiences and students to share a sense of creating community through singing and playing together."
- Joanie Calem