Inspiration and Dedication
Chaia has more than 30 years experience as a Jewish entertainer. In addition to her clear-toned, uplifting, and highly spirited vocal talents, Chaia loves to teach moral values and personally reflective themes through the beauty of music.
Chaia has performed as a jazz singer on both television and radio, displaying talents that speak to all people despite their backgrounds. She has performed at hundreds of life-cycle celebrations with her guitar, a band, or a cappella. Chaia currently serves as a lay cantor, family service facilitator, and Jewish music teacher at various synagogues throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to leading educational workshops, Chaia is frequently a keynote speaker and featured performer at national conferences.
As a song leader, Chaia encourages people of all age groups and levels of musical awareness to become actively engaged in the educational spirit of each song. As a storyteller, Chaia uses drama, rhythm, and musical props to teach her audience how to apply the stories’ and songs’ moral values to their individual lives.
As a Jewish lay cantor or primary facilitator at intergenerational family services, Chaia helps all age groups discover personal inspirations in liturgical text. Through a variety of techniques, Chaia explores a combination of both silly and genuine interpretations to help her audience reflect on the thoughts and ideas behind the words.
Simply put—When Chaia’s music pours from her, it is a treat that can awaken soul, heart, and mind.