Thursday, November 7, 2013


MamaDoni APRON_72dpi_2010 photo credit Jill WachterMAMA DONI'S JEWISH HOLIDAY PARTY!


WHEN: Monday, Nov. 25, 6:15 PM Screening of Chanukah episode from the Mama Doni's Jewish Holiday Party DVD; 6:40 PM Mama Don & Eric Lindberg perform a mini-Chanukah Concert; 7:00 PM "Behind the Scenes with the Film Producer" Q & A with Mama Doni; 7:15 PM DVD signing, with Streit's Chanukah gelt and Streit's latke mix for everyone!
Leon & Toby Cooperman JCC, Ross Family Campus of JCC Metrowest, 760 Northfield Ave., West Orange
ADMISSION: Free of charge. Please RSVP to Emmy Atlas:


"Mama Doni will light your fire ..."—The Boston Globe

"Warmly sincere ..." —Los Angeles Times

"Mama Doni creates original music which is fun and eminently catchy, yet remains innately spiritual ... Mama Doni's Michamocha has a country tinge to it that would make Mumford & Sons sit up and take notice." —Parents' Choice® Silver Honor Award review of Mama Doni's Emunah


Two-time Parents' Choice® Award winner Mama Doni (Doni Zasloff) will bring an "up close and personal" look at her new DVD, Mama Doni's Jewish Holiday Party to a special pre-Chanukah family evening. This event is sponsored by PJ Library and J Connection.

Highlights of the evening will include a screening of the Chanukah episode from Mama Doni's Jewish Holiday Party, a mini-Chanukah concert performed by Mama Doni and guitarist Eric Lindberg, and a "Behind the Scenes with the Film Producer" question & answer session. Mama Doni will sign copies of her new DVD, and there'll be free Chanukah gelt and latke mix for everyone, courtesy of Streit's Matzo.

There has never been a mama quite like Mama Doni, who manages to score a perfect 10 in the world of family music with a joyful celebration of Jewish tradition, culture, and ruach (spirit). With Mama Doni's Jewish Holiday Party, Mama Doni has created an irresistibly entertaining DVD filled with song, dance, cooking, and captivating storytelling for Chanukah, Passover, and Shabbat.

Mama Doni and Eric Lindberg2_photo credit Andrew Lepley_72 dpiMama Doni and Eric Lindberg are planning a real Jewish holiday hoedown for their JCC Metrowest Chanukah concert, featuring songs from Mama Doni's Jewish Holiday Party. For this outing, the focus is on a soulful, yet lively fusion of American bluegrass with traditional Jewish melodies in an acoustic setting that gets to the heart of the Jewish holiday spirit. From an old-time country ballad for Chanukah, "Miracle To Me," to a modern bluegrass "Chanukah, Oh Chanukah" sing-along medley, the music will grab listeners by the ears and shake them up with a new perspective on Jewish culture.

Montclair, NJ resident Doni Zasloff, a.k.a. Mama Doni, is the lead singer/songwriter of The Mama Doni Band, honored with two Parents' Choice® Awards for their CDs Emunah and Shabbat Shaboom and winner of the 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. The band celebrates Jewish culture with irrepressible zest in interactive family concerts filled with catchy pop songs that break the mold of traditional Jewish music. Quirky, offbeat, and unpredictable, The Mama Doni Band offers up a contagious and unexpected blend of contemporary American bluegrass, reggae, rock, disco, Latin, and klezmer, all woven together with a hip Jewish sensibility.

Watch for Mama Doni's new releases, Mama Doni's Jewish Holiday Party (DVD) and Mama Doni: The Acoustic Jewish Holiday Collection (CD), available beginning November 12 at,, itunes, FYE Stores, See of Sound, and directly through Mama Doni's website.