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Peri Smilow


Peri travels to Israel....

Peri travels to Israel
Peri recently represented the Reform Movement at the 37th World Zionist Congress. Stay tuned to learn more about her amazing experience in Israel...

updated: 1 month ago

FourTelling is headed to the URJ Biennial on November 5th!

FourTelling is headed to the URJ Biennial on November 5th
Four women.  Four artists.  Four stories.  I am so thrilled to be a part of FourTelling - four composers, contemporary Jewish musicians and touring artists, moms (at least some of us), friends and all around fabulous women! On December 6, 2014 we debuted at Congregation BJBE in Deerfield, IL (Chicago). On that evening Julie Silver, Beth Schafer, Michelle Citrin and I shared a wonderful evening of music and stories as we launched the international tour of the show we're calling:  FourTelling: journeys, stories & songs.  Next up - the URJ Biennial 2015.  Can't wait!

updated: 1 month ago

Peri Smilow Kickstarter Campaign in support of  The Peri Smilow Anthology is fully funded!!

There are so many things about which I feel grateful!  One of them is the outpouring of support I received last summer when I requested support to publish my first songbook through a Kickstarter Campaign! 176 backers pledged $14,000 so that I could put my music into the hands of anyone wanting to sing or play it!

I am currently hard at work editing the 24 tunes (every original tune from my first 4 albums!) that will appear in the songbook. I'm also writing and editing a series of appendices that will include the tunings for all of my songs (so you can play them EXACTLY as they are played on the albums) a little background to how and why each song was written and a "how to use my tunes" section that will help guide teachers, songleaders, clery and parents to the "right" songs for your needs.  I'm delighted to be partnering with Joe Eglash of Eglash Creative ( on this project.

Thanks to everyone who helped to make the Peri Smilow Songbook a reality!  It will be published this summer and will be launched at the URJ Biennial Convention in Orlando, FL in November.  If you'd like more information as it becomes available please sign up for my email list above!

updated: 8 months ago

Peri's music touches students

Peri039s music touches students
Peri recently received an amazing note from fan Laurie Skop of NJ!  She wrote that one of Peri's songs moved her soon-to-become-Bar Mitzvah son to base a school music project on her song.  She shared the poster that her son created based on Peri's song CARRY ON!  Then she sent her son David's explanation of the project.  Amazing!  Thank you David and Laurie.  Here's what he wrote:

I did this project for my music class during school. It was our end of cycle (18 days in a class) project that would make up most of our final grade. The topic was your favorite song or one you relate to well. Then we had to tell about the song, where you discovered it, include some photos, figure out some elements of music that the song uses, and make a poster out of it. I chose Carry On, by Peri Smilow. For the elements of music, I chose harmony, tempo, dynamics, and timbre. You can probably see the all the typed work on my poster so I really wanted to point out the symbolism in the background. You should be able to see four flowers on a vine, three being white and one being very colorful. The three white flowers represent Peri’s three friends who have sadly passed away that she mentions in her song. The colorful one represents Peri because it is still alive, healthy, and beautiful. The vine shows that Peri and her friends are all still connected even though those three friends have passed. Those are all the things I put on my poster, and my music teacher, Mr. Shepard, though it was fantastic. Thank you, Peri Smilow!

updated: 1 year ago


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Blessings is Peri's most recent release! It's a collection of intimate and uplifting songs based on Jewish blessings from gifted singer/songwriter Peri Smilow and Grammy award-winning producer Ben Wisch. These songs will feed your soul.

updated: 1 year ago