Arianne Brown
Arianne Brown was invested as a cantor at the Jewish Theological Seminary, having aspired to become a cantor since the age of eight. She is a graduate of Mason Gross School of the Arts/Rutgers University with a bachelor of music education/voice. Ari is the Senior Hazzan of Adas Israel Congregation in Washington DC, and was previously at Sinai Temple in Los Angeles. Arianne has appeared in many musicals and operas, including The Fantasticks (Luisa), Carnival (Lili), and Anything Goes (Hope). She has sung as a soloist at Carnegie Hall and has performed with the Folksbiene Yiddish Theatre in productions such as On Second Avenue, The Witch, and The Sacrifice of Isaac. Ari was a pop vocalist winner for NJ state and has sung the National Anthem at Dodger Stadium, Kodak Theater, and the Staples Center. She was the recipient of the 2004 Einstein Prize in Composition, and enjoys composing and arranging music for Ashira! She has a solo CD entitled Eternal Flame - A Yiddish Love Story, available on
Laura Lenes
Laura Laura graduated Cum Laude with highest honors from The University of Florida with both a Bachelors of Arts degree in Drama Education and a minor in musical theater. She also completed dual Masters Degrees in Deaf Education and Elementary Education from Columbia University’s Teachers College with special emphasis on literacy and gifted education. Over the years she has taught infants as young as 2 weeks old up through adults in college classes & trained other teachers. The one common thread has been that she loves to integrate into all of her curriculum her passions for singing, acting, signing, dancing, and often Judaism. Laura has performed in over twenty-five musical theater productions and plays and she currently performs all around the Eastern United States as the vocalist in The Chai Notes (for B’nai Mitzvah, Wedding, birthday parties ages 1 through 101 & other simchas band) and My Cousins Band, (an original alt rock band). Most recently, when she had a baby of her own, Laura founded and runs Baby Grand Orchestra (Jewish Site: Sing Sign Simcha) which is a “mommy & me” Sing & Sign program that teaches music, movement, & Baby Sign to hundred of mothers, babies, & toddlers in Manhattan. In just 8 months, she went from teaching 1 class to 13 classes a week with original music, Baby Sign Language, & many including Hebrew. Additionally, she leads services for adults and young children who are Reform, Conservative, Reconstructionist, Modern Orthadox, & Orthadox and is employed by The JCC of Manhattan, The Jewish Center, West End Synagogue, Chabad, & other synagogues around Manhattan. Laura loves the fulfillment she receives by inspiring children and adults alike to love to learn by incorporating Judaism, musical theater and sign language into her curriculum.
Leah Moss

Leah Moss, a native Torontonian, moved to New York City to pursue her singing career.  She attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, has graduated from the Internship Affiliate Program at Broadway Dance Center, and was a student at The Juilliard School. She is currently studying at Mannes College of Music. Leah has performed on numerous ocassions with The New York Grand Opera, including Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera" at Central Park's Summer Stage and Verdi's "Requiem" at Carnegie Hall under the direction of Maestro Vincent La Selva, with whom she has also studied privately.  Leah also had the honor of playing the role of Cassie in "A Chorus Line" at the Colleen Dewhurst Theater in upstate New York.  In the summer of 2002 she had the opportunity of studying opera in Siena, Italy at the Senese Per La Musica. In November 2002, Leah performed for benefit concerts at Temple Emanuel in Greensboro, North Carolina, The Performing Arts Center in Salt Lake City, Utah in June 2003 as well as at Beth Tikvah in Toronto, Canada in January 2003, from which she recorded her live performance and released her debut CD entitled "Lighting Darkness ~ Music from the Soul"  She is currently working on new concerts as well as a second album.