CORE Organizing Team
Margot Seigle is a community builder & ritual leader in practice who co-runs a queer Jewish chicken farm called Linke Fligl (left wing in yiddish). She hails from the midwest and currently lives in the Hudson Valley, but calls the Jewish diaspora home. Margot deeply believes in the liberatory potential of song and is so grateful for the opportunity to co-create a space that holds that vision.
Batya Levine is currently a preschool teacher in Boston. She plays a variety of instruments including guitar, mandolin, and saxophone, though voice is her primary instrument. Coming from the Jewish lineage of the tribe of Levi, who were the musicians in the Holy Temple, she is dedicated to music for the sake of healing and growth on the individual and communal levels.
Noam grew up in Milwaukee, WI announcing songs for their father’s weekly Jewish radio show, and deeply connecting to music from Jewish communities around the world. They play drum, fingerstyle guitar, mandolin, and jawharp, and they are in love with nigunim, Yiddish folk songs, and laments. Noam started Der Yiddish Tekhines Proyekt, a project where new melodies are pared with excerpts of old Yiddish women's prayers so we can learn and chant them today. Noam is passionate about cultivating singing as a spiritual, radical, and meditative practice – one that can be a non-hierarchical collective experience for people to create intentional sacred space with their voices. They are currently a Rabbinical student at Hebrew College, and is studying to become a chaplain for incarcerated and previously incarcerated individuals fighting for healing and liberation.
Mónica Gomery was honored to receive rabbinical ordination from Hebrew College in June 2017, and is the new Associate Director of SVARA: A Traditionally Radical Yeshiva. She is the granddaughter of four Holocaust survivors and was raised by her Venezuelan Ashkenazi family in Boston and Caracas. She is deeply grateful to the vibrant singing community at Let My People Sing! which has enlivened in her the lost voices of her ancestors. When she's not singing or stomping her feet, Mónica writes poetry, studies and teaches Talmud, and supports transformative healing and justice work.
Ilana is a community organizer, artist, and herbalist in Brooklyn, NY and loves to interweave song throughout her days, political meetings and actions, and spiritual practice. Ilana is a graduate of Shefa Gold’s Kol Zimra program for chant leaders.