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Shalom,

I would love to play 

MIRIYAHM HA NEVIAH,

and bring my 

TIMBRELS of JOY 

to your upcoming pre-Pesach Women's Seder,

Rosh Chodesh, Sisterhood, Malavah Malkah,

Bat Mitzvah, Simchat Chochmah

and life-cycle celebrations.

Have Timbrel Will Travel

Add joyous sound to your celebration of freedom.

We women are responsible for the redemption.

"In the merit of righteous women of that generation were the Children of Israel redeemed from Egypt."  (and given the holiday of Rosh Chodesh)

Babylonian Talmud, (Sotah 11b)

As it was in the redemption from Egypt, so too it will be with the final redemption, that

 "In the Merit of the Righteous Women We Will Be Redeemed!"  (Midrash Ruth)

"Serving the Holy One With Joy", as percussionist, I am a conduit for transmission to draw down energy to illuminate praise, prayer and Torah.

To BOOK TIMBRELS of JOY,best to write a privateCOMMENTin the comment box below, orwrite to me at joyofwisdom1 'at' gmail.com
Please substitute 'at' and spaces for @ sign.

Joy's musical bio can be read on link:

http://joys-music.blogspot.com
http://www.danielpearlmusicdays.org/artist_detail.php?id=404

Joy teaches Miriyahm HaNeviah:
http://miriamhaneviah.blogspot.com

BlesSings for liberation from mitzrayim, and for joyous simchas,

JOY
Krauthammer

"Miriam the Prophetess, Aaron's sister, took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women went out after her with timbrels & dances."
Exodus 15:20

The righteous women of the generation were certain that the Holy One would perform miracles for them, so they prepared tambourines and dances while still in Egypt. - Rashi

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"Praise G*d with Timbrel ..." Psalm 150

TESTIMONIALS

Spiritual people share their thoughts about Joy Krauthammer and her gift of music:

"Joy uplifts the spirit through her ecstatic drumming and timbrels as she plays for the Glory of G*d. A Jewish woman, with her heart as wide as the ocean, Joy cares deeply about her People and all of humanity."
- Reb Hesha Abrams, Dallas, Texas

"Many recite the words Psalm 150, 'Praise G*d with the Drums ...'
I know only a few people who really drum for G*d's sake; Joy Krauthammer is among the the first of them."
- Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, co-author of "Jewish With Feeling"

"Joy Krauthammer has added her skillful percussion and her exuberance to my Shir Ecstasy, Jospel workshops at both Kallah and Ruach HaAretz concerts, helping the choir to reach ecstatic heights."
- Sharon Alexander, Director, Shir Ecstasy Jospel Choir

"Joy weaves spiritual depth, world rhythms, and powerful healing into each musical journey. She can rattle you into healing or deep self realization. Enjoy the rhythm!"
- Christine Stevens, Director, REMO Drum's Health Rhythms; author, Healing Drum Kit

"Joy is a consummate musician and has a profound passion and energy for her work. When Joy brings in her percussion instruments and participates for the last nine years in our Lev Eisha women's services, she adds layers of spirituality, joy and fun.
"Her music, and presence adds a deep abiding spiritual dimension to our service.
"Joy's playing, and her ecstatic spirit and joyous personality add so much to Lev Eisha, and we would not be the same without her. Always reliable, she is consistently adding energy to our prayers enabling us to dance and sing at all our services. We love joy."
- Rabbi Toba August, Lev Eisha, Adat Shalom. Academy of Jewish Religion, LA.

"Joy, Gila Rena Tzohara, is Mamash Gevaldt; Double Joy and Light, my sweetest percussionist and holy sister."
"The holiest part of your body are your hands because they reach the highest."
- Reb Shlomo Carlebach, zt'l, of blessed memory,
 legendary composer, singer, the "dancing rebbe", recording artist, guitarist, Torah scholar.

Playing intuitively from her heart and soul, "Joy's music is part of the universal song to the One Creator, Source of All Life."
- Reb Yosef Ben Shlomo Hakohen, Jerusalem, Israel

"Joy, a woman with a deep soul, is playing for the congregations to help bring them to praise the Source of All Blessings. ...Joy has a faith gene and her soul resonates with the beauty in all the places she goes to."
- Roberto Loiederman, LA Jewish Journal

"Joy performed a heart opening/awakening, and ethereal piece on Tibetan and crystal singing bowls. My heart chakra was activated and it was deeply moving. Joy is an eclectic mix of gypsy, faery, and angel, and her music shimmers just like her lavender, gold-speckled scarves."
- Kris Oster, Producer, Gaia Festival

"Your drum beat is like a heart beat and excitement; when you are playing, I feel like it is you enveloping all of us in your loving arms.
You radiate warmth and love and make others feel so comfortable. Thank you for being your beautiful soulful self. You are a precious being."
- Debbie Friedman, acclaimed singer, composer

"Beautiful Joy! 

You embody the spirit and power of the Frame Drumming Goddess."

Love you dearly,

Kris Oster, Mermaid musician mythologist

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TIMBRELS OF JOY

SOUL  YEARNS FOR EXPRESSION

Photo Gallery of Joy Krauthammer

Timbrel of Joy

Joy Krauthammer

© Linda Badger

Joy Krauthammer

Ruach HaAretz

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Joy Krauthammer

Lev Eisha

Joy Krauthammer

Heschel Day School

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Joy Krauthammer

B'nai Horin

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Joy Krauthammer

Ahavat Torah

Joy plays for Jewish Women's Theatre

Joy Krauthammer

Makom Ohr Shalom

Joy Krauthammer

Claremont

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Joy Krauthammer

Kallah

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Joy Krauthammer

Heschel Day School

Joy Krauthammer

Jewish Home for Aged

Joy Krauthammer

A.J. Heschel Day School

Joy Krauthammer

World Festival of Music, Joy at the Sunset Sea

Joy Krauthammer

and Remo timbrels

Joy Krauthammer

Morocco

visiting World Sacred Music Festival

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Joy Krauthammer

Heschel

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Joy Krauthammer

simcha

Joy Krauthammer

Ancient Joy

Joy Krauthammer and Open To Wonder band, 

Joy, Ian, Tia, K'vod, Phil

American Jewish University

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Joy Krauthammer and Rabbi Debra Orenstein

Makom Ohr Shalom

Joy Krauthammer

Jewish Women's Theatre

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Joy Krauthammer

Young Israel of Northridge

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Joy Krauthammer

Shomrei Torah Synagogue

Rosh Chodesh

Joy Krauthammer

Heschel Day School

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Joy Krauthammer

Kallah

Joy Krauthammer

Brandeis-Bardin

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Sounds of Joy 'Balance' the Chakras

Joy's spiritual perucussion

are a balance in sounds and variety.

Balance of natural and man-made materials.

Brandeis-Bardin

Joy's Miriam timbrels designed by Layne Redmond, obm, for REMO drums. 

N'Shama Minyan 2018

© Joy Krauthammer 

Joy Krauthammer

collage with music pals

Images of frame drum player, Joy Krauthammer, spiritual descendent of Miriyahm HaNeviah,

playing 24 years in synagogues, women's rituals, and simchas.

Timbrel collage created for Layne Redmond, Joy's first timbrel teacher.

May Layne have true healing knowing her students are women frame drummers-- her life passion!

The teal colored timbrel is Layne's signature REMO drum.

Other timbrels from travel in Morocco and Jamaica and Sibolga, Indonesia

I am grateful for Layne, author of "When the Drummers Were Women."

Joy Krauthammer, Glen Velez, frame drummer teacher

Joy Krauthammer

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Joy Krauthammer

Joy Krauthammer

MOCA

by Stephanie Buffington

Joy Krauthammer

serves as Mikveh ritual guide, UJ

by Lilian

Joy Krauthammer

serves as Mikveh ritual guide, UJ

by Lilian, the Mikveh Lady

Timbrels of Joy

goddess tools for Mikveh rituals

© Joy Krauthammer 

Joy Krauthammer

Bridal shower simcha

© Aaron Kirsch

Joy Krauthammer

Sister Joy at the sea.

Shabbat Shira Sunrise

A Self-Portrait © Joy Krauthammer

These righteous women were confident and knew that G-d would perform miracles and mighty deeds when they left Egypt, so they prepared hand-drums.” (Midrash, Mekhilta Shira 10)

The Israelite women were confident with emuna/faith that G*d would bring them to their freedom, and they did celebrate.  

"Miriam the prophetess, sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand and all the women went forth after her with timbrels and dances."

Torah Parshat B'shalach, Exodus 15:20.

Joyous percussion

© Joy Krauthammer 2017

Joyous percussion

© Joy Krauthammer 2017

Joyous percussion

© Joy Krauthammer 2017

Timbrels painted by Joy Krauthammer

Exodus

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Timbrel silk painting by Joy Krauthammer

Exodus

Timbrel silk painting by Joy Krauthammer

Exodus

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Timbrel charcoal drawing by Joy Krauthammer

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Timbrel painting by Joy Krauthammer

for Pesach

Exodus

Timbrel painting by Joy Krauthammer

for Pesach

back

Timbrel painting by Joy Krauthammer

for Pesach

Exodus

Timbrel, torn paper by Joy Krauthammer

Exodus

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Timbrel torn paper by Joy Krauthammer

Exodus

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Timbrel name tag by Joy Krauthammer

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Timbrel image for Joy's business card

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Timbrels of Joy 

painting by sister, Arielle

Miriam art and photo collage 

by Joy Krauthammer ©

Miriam Crosses the Yahm Suf with Timbral

digital painting over photo © Joy Krauthammer 

All ART mediums by © Joy Krauthammer

watercolor, charcoal, silk, cotton, torn paper, digital, photo

except

Timbrel Hebrew calligraphy by friend, EvaLyn

Timbrels of Joy painting by sister, Arielle

PHOTOS of Joy Krauthammer ©  by friends:

Renee' Cohen, Martin Fine, Shuli Grier, Sr. Ann Catherine, 

Ian Kroop, Mark Reden, Deborah Alexander, Louis Raynor, Aaron Kirsch, Marcel K., z'l.

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QUOTES

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything." – Plato

"If a woman does not keep pace with her companions, perhaps it is because she hears a different drummer.

Let her step to the music which she hears, however measured or far away."
- Henry David Thoreau

"...It was a goddess who transmitted to humans the gift of making music. In Sumer and Mesopotamia it was Inanna and Ishtar; in Egypt it was Hathor; in Greece, the nine-fold goddess called the Muse. Musical, artistic and poetic inspiration was always thought to spring from the Divine Feminine. One of the main techniques for connecting to this power of inspiration was drumming.

"The drum was the means our ancestors used to summon the goddess and also the instrument through which she spoke. The drumming priestess was the intermediary between divine and human realms. Aligning herself with sacred rhythms, she acted as summoner and transformer, invoking divine energy and transmitting it to the community...."
- Layne Redmond (Joy's teacher since the late 1980's.) Author, When the Drummers Were Women.

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photos by
Joy Krauthammer, Aviv Russ, Shuli Grier, Louis Raynor, Aaron Kirsch, Mark Reden, Ian Kroop, Marcel Krauthammer, Sarah Barash, Shira Solomon, Leslie Goldman, Sister Ann Catherine/John, Chana Bell

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