Shabbat Shabbom Review & Giveaway

Don’t let the title of this CD scare you away from entering this giveaway or from wanting to learn more about this CD and band!
I have to be honest that when I first looked at the cover and saw that it said ‘Shabbot’, I thought it was going to be teaching my children something then what we believe in (not that it’s a bad thing, I just wasn’t sure what to expect), but I was surprised that it doesn’t talk about relgion at all! Just fun, bouncy, and entertaining music! The songs are more along the lines of family and her traditions. I really enjoyed this CD and the message that I got out of it…! Who doesn’t like a message about being with family and carrying on the traditions?! This is a very bubbly, energitic CD full of get music & a good message!

Funky music with a Jewish twist -that pretty much sums it up!

Mama Doni, a.k.a. Doni Zasloff Thomas, is a mom, educator, performer, songwriter, and lead singer in The Mama Doni Band, winner of the 2008 Simcha Award for “Inspiring Joy Through Music,” in competition with more than 100 bands from 15 different countries at the International Jewish Music Festival in Amsterdam, Holland. She was invited back to Amsterdam the next year in 2009 to perform a concert and conduct a workshop.

Immersed in Jewish life and music since childhood, Doni grew up in the Washington DC area, attending The Hebrew Day Institute and The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School. She then moved to Philadelphia and finished high school at Akiba Academy. She attended Camp Ramah, Camp Judea, Camp Moshava, and Camp Bnai Brith where she was drama/dance counselor. Through highschool she was a Bar/Bat Mitzvah tutor and Hebrew School teacher, she then went to Brandeis University and NYU, where she earned a degree in Educational Theatre and Performing Arts. Pursuing a career in children’s media and marketing, Doni was creative director for an award winning, pioneering children’s media company for more than seven years.

Quirky, funny, and always unpredictable, Doni’s music brings a fun new twist to Chanukah in this CD, as it ventures through dance beats, Latin pop, “Jewgrass” hoe-downs, and dazzling disco ditties to make latkes, dreidels and Yiddish expressions cooler than ever. Recognized in The New York Times, LA Times, The Jewish Daily Forward, New York Post, The Star-Ledger, The Record, Time Out New York Kids, New Jersey Jewish News, The Jewish Week, Jewish Woman International Magazine, and more, The Mama Doni Band delights families throughout the country. In addition to producing funky, family-friendly CDs and videos, Mama Doni and her team present an array of live concerts and workshops.

Want to see Mama Doni & The Mama Doni Band? You are in luck! Here are the dates & where they will be…hopefully there is one new you!









  • 04/03/11Congregation Keneseth Israel – Early Childhood Educator’s Workshop (Elkins Park, PA) 12:30pm
  • 04/03/11Congregation Keneseth Israel – Family Concert (Elkins Park, PA) 3:00pm
  • 04/10/11Boroughs JCC – (Westborough, MA) 2:00pm
  • 04/22/11Joint Concert with Friedberg JCC & Mid-Island YJCC – (Oceanside, NY) 1:00pm
  • 05/10/11Weinstein JCC – (Richmond, VA) 6:30pm
  • 05/11/11Simon JCC – (Virginia Beach, VA) 6:15pm
  • 05/15/11Tampa JCC – (Tampa, FL) 11:00am
  • 05/22/11JCC of Greater New Haven – (Woodbridge, CT) 4:00pm
  • 06/01/11 – Solomon Schechter School of Queens – PRIVATE EVENT (Flushing, NY) 1:15 & 2:15pm
  • 06/12/11 – Sponsored by Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston – Congregation Mishkan Tefila (Chestnut Hill, MA) 1:00-3:00pm
  • 06/18/11New Jersey Y Camps – Family Camp Weekend – PRIVATE EVENT (Milford, PA) 8:00pm
  • 06/19/11Washington DC Jewish Music Festival – (Washington, DC) 11:00am
  • 06/22/11Kaiserman JCC Summer Day CampPRIVATE EVENT (Wynnewood, PA) 10:00am
  • 07/01/11Camp Deeny RibackPRIVATE EVENT (Flanders, NJ) 1:00pm
  • 07/07/11Harrisburg JCC – Day Camp – PRIVATE EVENT (Harrisburg, PA) 3:00pm
  • 07/08/11Katz JCC – Summer Camp Program – PRIVATE EVENT (Margate, NJ) 2:00pm
  • 07/15/11Camp JCC of AllentownPRIVATE EVENT – (Center Valley, PA) 2:00pm
  • 07/19/11JCC Columbia – (Columbia, SC)
  • 07/21/11Camp Deeny RibackPRIVATE EVENT (Flanders, NJ) 12:00pm
  • 07/22/11Camp Gadol  – JCC of Mid-WestchesterPRIVATE EVENT – (Scarsdale, NY) 10:45am
  • 07/25/11Staten Island JCC – Lillian Schwartz Day CampPRIVATE EVENT – (Staten Island, NY) 10:00am & 11:30am
  • 07/27/11New Jersey Y Camps – Camp Nah-Jee-WahPRIVATE EVENT – (Milford, PA) 8:00pm
  • 07/29/11Mid-Island YJCC – summer camp concertPRIVATE EVENT – (Wheatley Heights, NY) 10:45am
  • 07/29/11Friedberg JCC Summer CampPRIVATE EVENT – (Wheatley Heights, NY) 2:00pm
  • 08/01/11Suffolk YJCC summer camp concertPRIVATE EVENT – (Wheatley Heights, NY) 1:30pm
  • 08/10/11Neil Klatskin Day Camp – Kaplen JCC on the PalisadesPRIVATE EVENT – (Tenafly, NJ) 10:30am & 2:30pm
  • 08/12/11JCC on the HudsonPRIVATE EVENT – (Tarrytown, NY) 10:00am
  • 08/12/11Camp Yachad – JCC of Central NJPRIVATE EVENT – (Scotch Plains, NJ) 2:15pm
  • 08/17/11Hillcrest Jewish Center Day CampPRIVATE EVENT – (Flushing, NY) 1:30pm
  • 08/19/11Camp Deeny RibackPRIVATE EVENT (Flanders, NJ) 1:00pm
  • 12/10/11Temple Beth Emeth – (Brooklyn, NY) 12:30pm
  • 12/11/11JCC Rockland – (West Nyack, NY) 4:00pm

    Listen to snippets of this and her other CDs here! You can also watch some of here videos here!
    Now here is your chance to win her latest CD-Shabbot Shaboom!

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    19 thoughts on “Shabbat Shabbom Review & Giveaway

    1. Liked you on FB, Liked you on another site… and I still feel like i have NO idea as to what i am doing! LOL! THnak you!

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