Shira Kline, aka ShirLaLa, is an award-winning, New York-based performer and music educator, professional circus drummer Lee "Free" Frisari (Circus Amok), and glitter pink glam rock star Viva Deconcini on guitar. ShirLaLa has performed in hundreds of venues throughout the U.S. as well as stages in Canada, England, Italy, Australia and New Zealand. The band has three “outrageously hip Jewish kiddie rock” albums that are favorites with the PJ Library, having sold over 25,000 copies. Equally popular is Kline’s “Blog Sameach,” a unique educational resource center for parents and teachers full of original coloring pages, recipes, teachings, stories and project ideas.
Raised in the world of music and
in the tradition of the Torah, Kline has worked for over a decade with many
Jewish communities to enrich holiday celebrations for children and
adults. Kline’s motivation stems from a family who infused every moment
of life with the love of Judaism – special homemade foods, singing and dancing
to Jewish music, exploring and reveling in all holidays, and ethics lessons
learned from her father, Rabbi David Kline.
In fact, Kline is paying it forward by being on faculty at the
prestigious Hava Nashira and often appears as a guest teacher for cantoral
and rabbinic students at Hebrew Union
College-Jewish Institute (HUC-JIR).
Not only does she perform across
the United States and internationally and serves on faculty, but Kline is a
worship leader, runs adult Jewish music meditation classes, teaches professional
development workshops for early childhood and music teachers, and is a featured
performer and speaker with Synagogue 3000. If that is not enough, this
blue-headed, sometimes pink- or purple-headed young woman is an actor, writer,
and performer in the company she founded,
"Ancient Stories, New Generations." Kline’s
innovative approach was recognized by The
Jewish Week in 2011 when they honored her as one of their “36 Under 36: The New Re-Engineers” of Jewish life.
Kline has been called the
"Pied Piper of the next green generation" by LA Parent Magazine for
her newest project, “Earth Worm Disco.” A Parent’s Choice award winner, this CD
nourishes the brain, body, and heart with original and imaginative music,
stories and games that connect children to environmentalism. Her “eco-music” honors
the bounty of earth, sea and sky, and the wonders of growing up green. Shirlala’s Gratitudes and Blessings concert is
in honor of mother earth and incorporates sons from "Earth Worm Disco," which can be found at www.RockinOutGreen.com. The CD comes with original cover art, a
package made entirely out of green and recycled materials, a plastic tray made
from recycled soda bottles, and an optional special seed packet of butterfly garden
mix so that fans can start growing a greener world today.
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PJ Library is a Jewish Family and Engagement program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, implemented in Baltimore by the Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and the Macks Center for Jewish Education with support of local donors. They mail free, high-quality Jewish children's literature and music to families raising Jewish children from age six months through six and one-half years.
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