On September 8 at 2 p.m. at Temple Shomer Emunim, the Maccabeats will perform a free concert for all ages. The Maccabeats are an Orthodox Jewish all-male a cappella group, but as their website proclaims, they aren’t your Zayde’s synagogue choir. Watch some of our favorite Maccabeats music videos below and be sure to RSVP to Colette@jewishtoledo.org or 419-724-0361.
Founded in 2007 as Yeshiva University’s 14-member student vocal group, the Maccabeats specialize in covers and parodies of current hit songs with Jewish-themed lyrics. They are best known for their Jewish holiday songs, including a cover of Matisyahu’s Miracle. Each year, they release a well-received Hanukkah music video. The group, now comprised of seven members, has also produced original songs. While the Maccabeats beatbox to imitate instruments, they are strictly a vocal act. This spirited concert is for all community members.
Cups, popularized by the film Pitch Perfect, has a Jewish spin in this Maccabeats cover.
This Maccabeats cover of Miracle by Matisyahu is a fan favorite for Hanukkah.
Shine is an original song by the Maccabeats.