Composer and Choir master Dudi Kalish was flown in from Israel special for Yaldei’s ninth annual dinner in Montreal, Canada at the Crown Plaza Hotel, February 22nd 2015. Together with the Shearim orchestra, they sang popular melodies and performed his own original compositions including a Yiddish song about Yaldei.
He was joined by both the Zimra men’s choir and the Zimra boy’s choir.
During one of his performances, Kalish slowly built up his musical piece, starting with the boy’s choir, adding a little piano, then slowly inserting instrument after instrument – with an addition from the crowd too – until the full 18 piece band, both choirs, the audience and Kalish exploded into a powerful, harmonized pitch perfect melody.
Members of Montreal’s community attended Yaldei’s ninth annual dinner in a wave of support for the hundreds of families that are serviced by the center for children with developmental needs.
The only one of its kind in Quebec, Yaldei is a private, not-for-profit early intervention center dedicated to helping children with developmental challenges reach their full potential. Yaldei’s integration of advanced clinical, behavioral, educational and family support services provides children with the opportunity to learn how to walk, talk, play, attend school and lead productive lives as part of their community.