Originally an opera singer, Deborah Staiman earned a Master of Sacred Music and Ordination as a Cantor from Hebrew Union College. Her interest in Yiddish led her to studies at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and at Columbia University’s Uriel Weinrich program. Deborah has performed in London, Israel, Canada and throughout the USA. Her CD Mosaic is a reflection of her musical journey.
The Big Four of 2nd Avenue
In this uplifting hour of music, Deborah Staiman treats us to popular hits as well as lesser known gems of the major composers of the American Yiddish Theater. Known as “The Big Four” of Second Avenue, Abraham Ellstein, Shalom Secunda, Joseph Rumshinsky and Alexander Olshanetsky brought us such timeless hits as Abi Gezunt, Oy Mame Bin Ikh Farlibt, Sheyn Vi Di Lvone, A Bis’l Libe, Bay Mir Bistu Sheyn, and countless more! Come enjoy these classic treasures of yesteryear. Accompanied by Mark Camilleri, pianist.