Join the Circle
As a singer/songwriter, Elaine Serling, has inspsired children and adult audiences with her spirited performances, vocal warmth and original Jewish music for over 35 years. By capturing the pulse of the Jewish spirit through her fresh lyrics and contemporary arrangements, Jewish values and topics are rekindled and revisited. In concert, Elaine charms audiences with her enthusiastic performances. Using imagination, creativity and audience participation, she weaves the 'old and new' together. Her beautiful lyrical melodies, interesting and exciting rhythms, are all intertwined with storytelling, humor and passion in all of her songs. As a Jewish music educator for over 25 years, her classroom becomes a stage. Through Elaine's songs, students from nursery school age to high school sing of the pride in being the next link in the Jewish circle of life. Recognized worldwide, Elaine's music is enjoyed at synagogues, summer camps and a part of many school curriculums throughout the United States, Canada, England and Israel. Appealing to audiences of all ages, Elaine's newest CD release, 'Join the Circle', applauds our past, present and future with songs that inspire spirit and stimulate continued commitment to our Jewish heritage. Her 'Sing and Celebrate' CD sings of holidays, Israel and Jewish values with originality and innovative approaches. Elaine was honored with the 2002 'Jewish Women in the Arts' award for her ongoing contribution as a songwriter, performer and Jewish music educator. Her performances are seasoned by her experience of having lived in Israel. Her musical talents and creativity takes adults and children of all ages on a musical journey into the world of Jewish thought, humor, tradition and culture. She fills everyones musical palates with delight and treats our minds and hearts with the joy of song. In a recent review in the Detroit Jewish News in the 'Appletree' section, it stated: 'Serling's lyrics are just right- fun and original, simple enough but never inspipid. Highly recommended.' Another review states; 'The songs are so filled with wonderful Jewish contents, that children learn so much while they are listening to her wonderful voice and catchy tunes.' These songs are a terrific collection for the entire family! Most of all, Elaine's music is about your world-the old and the new; your culture-the celebrations and legacies-and your dreams-some realities, some fantasies. As she puts it; 'Come my friends, add your voices, your dances, your visions, and let's 'Join the Circle' together!