Rick Recht, Rock Star of Jewish Music, to Headline PJ Library® Summer Family Concert in Boca
A late afternoon of great family fun in the cool indoors is in store when nationally acclaimed Jewish music rock star Rick Recht headlines the interactive, action-packed PJ Library Summer Community Concert in Boca Raton on Thursday, July 28, 2016. Once again, Jewish families from across the community with kids of all ages will enjoy singing, dancing and a great time together with PJ Library. They’ll also have a chance to learn about our Jewish community’s wealth of resources for families by browsing the PJ partners’ displays.
The event will take place in Boca Raton from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Zinman Hall on the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County campus, 9901 Donna Klein Boulevard, Boca Raton (enter South on 95th Ave from Glades Road).
Advance tickets at jewishboca.org/rickrecht are discounted at $5 per child, with accompanying adults free of charge. Children under one year of age are free of charge but must be registered with an adult. Tickets will also be available at the door, at $8 per child.
Rick Recht is one of the most celebrated Jewish music artists of our time, touring extensively in concerts for families, religious schools, teens, camps, tots and Shabbat Alive! services throughout the United States and abroad, as well as to provide leadership training. Proud to be the national music spokesperson for PJ Library, Recht is widely recognized as a pioneer of the Jewish rock music genre, elevating the medium of Jewish music as a powerful and effective tool for developing Jewish pride and identity. Time magazine listed Recht first in their Fall 2013 feature about the top stars in Jewish music. He has ten top-selling Jewish albums. A PJ Library spokesperson, his two solo children’s CDs, have been nationally distributed to tens of thousands of Jewish preschool-age children through PJ Library. He has also produced children’s compilation albums for PJ Library that have been distributed to hundreds of thousands.
“I believe PJ Library is one of the most extraordinary and effective Jewish family and community engagement opportunities of our time,” said Recht. “For years, my family has experienced the profound impact of reading and listening to the inspirational and incredibly high-quality PJ Library children’s books and music. On the road, many of the families we meet feel equally blessed to receive PJ Library, providing their families with such fantastic resources and experiences.”
“We’re so excited to bring back Rick Recht’s energizing Jewish music to hundreds of local kids, parents and grandparents,” said PJ Library mom Joanna Drowos, remembering Recht’s overwhelmingly successful PJ concert here three years ago. “My family has enjoyed so many PJ Library community events all around town. We’re looking forward to singing and dancing together with friends, and having the opportunity to meet new families at what we’re sure will be a thoroughly entertaining and fun-filled event.”
“Of course, if they haven’t yet registered, local families with Jewish children ages 6 months to 8 years old will also be able to sign up to receive free Jewish books and music every month through PJ Library – or they can sign up online at jewishboca.org/pjlibrary,” added Elana Ostroff, PJ Library in South Palm Beach County Director. “More than 1,800 families in Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach already enjoy receiving these monthly gifts at home. And we’ve recently added PJ Our WayTM for ages 9-11.”
It’s quick and easy to register for the concert at jewishboca.org/rickrecht. For more information about receiving free books and music from PJ Library, and PJ’s community activities, visit jewishboca.org/pjlibrary. And tweens ages 9-11 can sign up for PJ Our Way at pjourway.org. For more information on the concert, PJ Library or PJ Our Way, call Elana Ostroff, PJ Library Director, at 561.852.6080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This concert is presented to the community by PJ Library - South Palm Beach County, a partnership made possible by generous support from the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, Union for Reform Judaism, Leon and Toby Cooperman Family Foundation, the Harold Grinspoon Foundation, and local donors.
ABOUT RICK RECHT
Rick Recht is one of the most celebrated Jewish music artists of our time, playing concerts for families, religious schools, teens, camps, tots and Shabbat Alive! services throughout the United States and abroad. Proud to be the national music spokesperson for PJ Library, Recht is widely recognized as a pioneer of the Jewish rock music genre, elevating the medium of Jewish music as a powerful and effective tool for developing Jewish pride and identity. Time magazine listed Recht first in their Fall 2013 feature about the top stars in Jewish music.
Recht has ten top-selling Jewish albums including the latest, Haleluyah. A PJ Library spokesperson, his two solo children’s CDs, Free to Be the Jew in Me and Look at Me, have been nationally distributed to tens of thousands of Jewish preschool-age children through PJ Library. He has also produced children’s compilation albums for PJ Library that have been distributed to hundreds of thousands.
The Founder and Executive Director of Songleader Boot Camp, Recht is also an acclaimed Jewish educator and a leadership trainer for clergy, teachers and camping staff. He tours extensively, performing and providing leadership seminars at Jewish day and overnight camps, synagogues and major national gatherings of Jewish organizations.
Born and raised with a strong Jewish identity in St. Louis, Missouri, Recht graduated from the University of Southern California and Music Institute before hitting the road touring nationwide with prominent national acts before returning to his Jewish roots. His shift to Jewish music marked the birth of a unique blend of pop, radio-friendly music with Hebrew, Jewish text, and social responsibility. Recht enjoys spending time with his wife and their two sons.