Monday, January 10, 2011

Every Shabbos

My brother, Yitzy, is an extremely talented musician. He plays guitar and piano (when he was younger he took violin lessons but I have no idea how long it's been since he picked one of those up). His voice is amazing. He writes poetry (always love getting birthday cards from him!) and of course that flows into his music, creating beautiful lyrics to the songs he writes. For years, we've all been begging him to take his music to a studio. Mimi, his wife, gets a special gift of a song written for her from time to time. Happens to be she has a beautiful voice as well so I'm expecting great things out of my niece and nephews!

Anyway, not that I don't love bragging about my talented family members for no reason, but today there is a purpose. Recently, Yitzy entered a competition called A Jewish Star, something of an American Idol for Jewish talent. The song he entered with was one of his own, obviously. This specific song was something he wrote in honor of Mimi's grandfather, Rabbi Moshe Baruch Kotlarsky, of blessed memory, who passed away a few years ago. It's a beautiful, heartfelt song, and makes us all so proud!

If you could please take a moment and vote for his entry, it would mean so much to me and my family! If he is chosen as a 'top 10 finalist', he will be singing in a concert, in Brooklyn, on February 20th. There would be nothing more amazing than to be sitting in that crowd, cheering for him! Should he win the contest, he will receive a two year lease on a car, $1,000, and time in a recording studio with coaching from a professional to produce a song!

Just to give you a quick background about my brother - he is an R.N. in Monsey, NY. He is an extremely devoted husband to Mimi and father to their three beautiful kids, and in the midst of getting into med school.  In my completely unbiased opinion, he is a truly amazing person, capable of accomplishing things like no other. If anyone deserves this chance, it is him! PLEASE, take five minutes and register on the site so you can vote and help him win!!!

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