NewCAJE Summer 2021

WEAVING BOOKS AND SONGS INTO ECE PROGRAMMING

Monday, July 26 from 1:00-2:30 pm

Thank you for attending my NewCAJE Summer workshop, Weaving Books and Songs into ECE Programming. As promised, here are some of my original songs along with song lyrics featured in my presentation. I have also included some other songs you might enjoy. Just a reminder that Kar-Ben is offering a Barnyard Bubbe book purchase discount for all NewCAJE attendees. See the NewCAJE website for this discount code. I hope to meet you all in person someday!

Musically yours,

Joni

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01 Good Morning, Boker Tov
I Give Tzedakah
Honor Your Father and Mother
It's Tzedkah Time

Barbyard Bubbe Book Trailer featuring the song, "Little Latke."

Hanukkah

Song: "Eight Days of Hanukkah"

Song: "Spin, Spin, Dreidel"

 

Hail The Maccabees
Little Dreidel Spinning
Kinder
Little Latke
Nes Gadol Haya Sham

Book Trailer for Ten Tzedakah Pennies (Hachai Publishing)

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Song Lyrics:

All songs are written by Joni Klein-Higger

They are available on iTunes and online music stores.

 

 

I Give Tzedakah”

 

I give tzedakah every Friday

Before we celebrate Shabbat

I put in my coins with pride

And it feels so good inside

To do a mitzvah and give tzedakah

I give tzedakah for hungry children

And folks who need a helping hand

When I hear those coins go clink

It's no wonder that I think

It's a mitzvah to give tzedakah

Clink, clink, clink...I love that sound

There's so much love to give around

I give tzedakah to help sick people

And to keep Israel safe and strong

It's a feeling of such joy

For every girl and boy

To do a mitzvah and give tzedakh

Let's do a mitzvah and give tzedakah

"Honor Your Father and Mother"

I’m so glad I’ve got my mom and my dad

They make me smart and strong

They pick me up when I’m feeling bad     

And they teach me right from wrong         

Yes, they deserve respect from me              

And that’s the way the Torah says it should be

Kabeid et avicha v’et eemecha          

Honor your father and mother                   

 

Yum dum dum dee dum dee dum dee dum dum 

I’m a Happy as I can be 

Yum dum dum dee dum dee dum dee dum dum

I love them and they love me                              

And so I do the best I could                             

To treat them with respect the way that I should

Kabeid et avicha v’et eemecha          

Honor your father and mother            

Yum dum dum dee dum dee dum dee dum dum 

How I love my mom and dad

Yum dum dum dee dum dee dum dee dum dum

They’re the best I ever had                              

Yes, they deserve respect from me           

And that’s the way the Torah says it should be 

Kabeid et avicha v’et eemecha          

Honor your father and mother                    

Honor your father and mother      

"Shabbat Shalom, Shabbat Shalom"

Shabbat shalom, Shabbat shalom

Our Sabbath day is here

It's time to rest and time to think

Of loved ones far and near

Shabbat shalom, Shabbat shalom

We'll sing songs and we'll pray

To thank G-d for the gifts

We're given with each day

            LAI DAI DAI

            LAI DAI DAI DAI DAI

            DAI DAI DAI DAI DAI

 

Shabbat shalom, Shabbat shalom

Our Sabbath day has come

It's time for us to look around

At all that G-d has done

Together we light candles

We say a special prayer

Drink wine and eat some challah

Love is everywhere

 

`           LAI DAI DAI

            LAI DAI DAI DAI DAI

            DAI DAI DAI DAI DAI

 

            LAI DAI DAI

            LAI DAI DAI DAI DAI

            DAI DAI DAI DAI DAI

"It's Tzedakah Time"

It's time to say a blessing

For the gifts we've been given

Time to give back to this world that is so fine

Oh yes it's our duty and it's

Our privilege

It's Tzedakah time.

It isn't hard to do

A giving deed or two

The difference it can make

Goes on and on and on

Even just a little it could mean a whole lot

See it's all about the mitzvah and the choice's we've got

It's the right time

Bring in the light time

For each sister and each brother

Yeah, it's time to help each other

It's tzedakah time

It's tzedakah time

It's tzedakah time

All song copyrighted by Joni Klein-Higger 2021

 

        

"Good Morning, Boker Tov ”

 

Good morning…boker tov                               

Good morning…boker tov                                 

There’s no better way to brighten the day     

Than with a song, boker tov                              

 

Clap your hands, stomp your feet                     

Wave your hands high to the Boker Tov beat

Turn around and then let’s do it again            

And sing a song… boker tov                              

 

Doodly doo                                                    

Doodly dee                                                     

Come on along                                                 

And sing it with me…                                     

“ONE, TWO, THREE!”                                     

 

Good morning…boker tov                            

Good morning…boker tov                             

There’s no better way to brighten the day   

Than with a song                                               

With a dance                                                      

With a smile                                                   

Boker tov                                                                

It’s a great day, boker tov!                           

"Spin, Spin, Dreidel"

Original lyric by Joni Klein-Higger

(To the tune of "Good Night Ladies")

Spin, spin, dreidel

Spin, spin, dreidel

Spin, spin, dreidel

It's so much fun to play!

Ten Little Latkes - Lyric by Joni Klein-Higger

(to the tune of "We're Going to Kentucky, We're Going to the Fair"

*note: Use students' names or family members

Ten little latkes at Hanukkah Time

Along came Sara

She ate one, now there's nine

Nine little latkes sizzling on a plate

Along came Sammy

He ate one, now there's eight.

Eight little latkes smelling just like heaven

Along came my Ava

She ate one there's seven

Seven little latkes that I helped to mix

Along came Ben

He ate one, now there's six

Six little latkes looking so alive

Along came Talia

She ate one now that's five

Five little latkes fewer than before

Along came Susan

She ate one now there's four

Four little latkes crunchy as can be

Along came Jonathan

He ate one now there's three

Three little latkes, what am I to do?

Along came Brianna

She ate one now there's two

Two little latkes, now there almost done

Along came Charlie

He ate one now there's one

(call the rest of the kids who didn't get a turn up)

One little latke lonely as could be....

It's a good things my friends here

The saved the last for me...Hey!

 

"There Are Eight Days of Hanukkah"

 

There are eight days of Hanukkah

Eight nights of Hanukkah

So we light eight candles on the menorah

 

And the shamash lights each candle

The shamash lights each candle

The shamash lights each candle on the menorah

 

One, two, three little candles

Four, five, six little candles

Seven candles, eight candles burning so bright

One two three little children

Four, five, six little children

Celebrate with joy on Hanukkah night

Kinder"

Kinder, Kinder

Tantsn arum di menorah

Kinder, Kinder

Tansn mit freilechI

 

AY, YAI, YAI

YAI, DAI, DAI, DAI, DAI

YAI, DAI, DAI, DAI, DAI

YAI, DAI, DAI, DAI, DAI, DAI

YAI, DAI, DAI

DAI, DAI, DAI, DAI, DAI

YAI, DAI, DAI, DAI, DAI

Tansn mit freilech

 

Kinder, Kinder

Sheyne kleina kinderlach

Kinder, Kinder

Tanstn mit freilech

AY, YAI, YAI

YAI, DAI, DAI, DAI, DAI

YAI, DAI, DAI, DAI, DAI

YAI, DAI, DAI, DAI, DAI, DAI

YAI, DAI, DAI

DAI, DAI, DAI, DAI, DAI

YAI, DAI, DAI, DAI, DAI

TANTSN MIT FREILECH

 

(Musical Interlude)

 

YAI, DAI, DAI

DAI, DAI, DAI, DAI, DAI

YAI, DAI, DAI, DAI, DAI

YAI, DAI, DAI, DAI, DAI, DAI

YAI, DAI, DAI

DAI, DAI, DAI, DAI, DAI

YAI, DAI, DAI, DAI, DAI

TANTSN MIT FREILECH

"Little Latke"

Little latke

Lovely little latke

Sizzling in a pan

 

Must I wait, oh

How I love potato

Latkes in my hand

 

One or two will surely do

To make my world so bright

 

Oh, how I love to eat latkes

On this tasty Hanukkah night

"Nes Gadol Haya Sham"

(chorus:)

Nes gadol haya sham

Shine on to remember

Nes gadol haya sham

The miracle of light

A group of warriors, the Macabbees their name

Together made a fearless stand

They fought for feedom, fought to hold on to their ways

Their victory echoed throughout the land

(chorus)

Eight days and nights a drop of oil flickered on

Casting its light for all to see

Rededication of the temple gave its name

To Hanukkah, those lights burn so bright and free

(chorus)

 

Though time has passed and life has changed since long ago

Some things they still remain the same

Darkness may fall and  fear may enter our hearrts

That's when we must remember teh flame

(chorus)