SIX13 IN CONCERT
Six Nice Jewish Boys take the stage, each equipped with only a microphone, a black blazer and the resolve to entertain. Images of choral singing / barbershop / doo-wop enter your brain; this is going to be boring, you think. Then, six mouths open—and it’s anything but.
Suddenly, you’re hearing full-fledged contemporary pop and soulful rock anthems with hard-hitting “drums”, deep bass and powerful lead vocals. You’re fully engaged, and you begin to notice: so is the entire crowd. This isn’t at all what I thought a cappella music was. This group is unlike anything you’ve ever seen or heard—and you can’t quite figure out how that sound is being generated by nothing more than six guys and their voices.
But you, and the rest of the audience, remain riveted long after that novelty wears off. The Jewish favorites you grew up with intermingle with clever parodies of today’s hits and catchy Six13 originals you’ll be humming on the drive home. Along the way, there are laughs, sing-alongs (both planned and unplanned), demonstrations, words of Torah and more — and by the end of the night, you feel like you’ve made six new friends.
For simchas, fundraisers and programs alike, there are few things as fun and truly nothing as unique as Six13. Join in with the hundreds of synagogues, JCCs, Hillels, yeshivot and Jewish organizations that have invited Six13 to remind their communities just how fun, cool and beautiful it is to be Jewish.
Six13: Being Jewish never sounded quite like this.
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING
“In all the years we’ve been holding USY International Convention, I’ve never seen the kids respond as enthusiastically to a performance the way they did to Six13.”
— Jules Gutin, USY International Director
“Far from just singing, Six13 bonded with the crowd. The group’s secret is its charisma. The laughter of the people in the audience rippled through the room when they were not applauding or humming along.”
— The Canadian Jewish News
“On behalf of our temple community that enjoyed your concert immensely, I want to thank you. Six13 is remarkable — your arrangements and blend are exquisite and you have cultivated the nicest balance of humar and seriousness. Please tell the guys that we are grateful that they came and shared their talents. Your ‘Shema’ is still ringing in my ears!”
— Cantor Jodi Sufrin, Wellesley, MA
“You were AWESOME! No, you ARE awesome. Thank you so much for enhancing our Shabbat experience here at Agudas Achim. We so appreciated your spending the entirety of Shabbat with us and especially enjoyed your contributions to the service. But the best part was seeing the teenagers actively LOVING singing AND being Jewish at the same time during the workshop you led. You inspire us with your voices, but you enrich and engage with your hearts. And the concert on Saturday night was FANTASTIC. You are the whole package. Many thank for a memorable Shabbat!”
— Chazzan Elisheva Dientsfrey, Congregation Agudas Achim, Alexandria, VA
“Everyone, and I mean kids, parents and grandparents, enjoyed your concert yesterday. I thank you for Shabbat services, the impromptu performance at my home Saturday evening and the time you spent at our Religious School. In fact, I heard a number of kids and their parents who were not planning to come to the concert actually came because of the kids' experience at school. You affected all of us in the best possible way…through the joy of the music you make. THANK YOU!!”
— A. Levenson, Congregation Adath Israel, Cincinnatti, OH
“They added a touch of class to the evening’s program.”
— Rabbi Pesach Lerner, National Council of Young Israel
“Their harmonies will make your soul soar.”
— Meir Weingarten, JM in the AM
“Your performance at Fairfield University this week was awesome. You touched my heart and soul. I could not wait to tell my friends and colleagues about your concert. I even played your CD at work. You brought such joy into my life.”
— Trudy, via internet
“Boy do I love that great harmony of this group!”
— Mickey B., Long Island radio personality
“Camp Laurelwood was rockin' as our campers danced and sang along to Six13 … They had everyone laughing, jumping, and even dancing on stage with them by the end!”
— D. Ben-Haim, Madison, CT
“What they’re doing is just incredible. … The true inheritors of the mantle.”
— Jordan Gorfinkel, Beat'achon founder and Jewish music producer
“I REALLY enjoyed your peformance.”
— Gerard Brown, Harmony Sweepstakes judge, HBO screenwriter and Executive Produer of PBS’s “Spike and Co.: Do It A Cappella”
“Six13 is primed to leave fans with an unforgettable musical experience.”
— The Chai Times, Binghamton, NY
“Your spirit and voices are amazing and uplifting. Thank you for sharing both.”
— N. Wizenberg, Bayside, NY