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Camp Agudah Presents: Chaim’s Song.

This song is a medley of the 6 Alma Maters led by Chaim Fogel, and originally sung at the Camp Agudah Grandsing between 2010 and 2015.

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Produced By: Camp Agudah (CA Productions)
Music Produced, Mixed, and Mastered By: Yaakov Mordechai Gerstner and Eli Gerstner (@ EG Studios)
Keyboard: Yaakov Mordechai Gerstner
Drums: Eli Gerstner

Vocals By: Yehuda Aryeh, Michael Weingarten, Gavriel Ganger, and Shlomo Zalman Greenberg
Adult Choir: DJ Michaeli, Menachem Kramer, and Shlomo Zalman Greenberg
Vocals Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by: Yaakov Mordechai Gerstner and Eli Gerstner (@ EG Studios- Brooklyn, NY)

Song 1 (2015): You Can’t Explain (TTTO Boi Kallah, Miami Boys Choir- Ut Ut)
Song 2 (2010): Here We Stand (TTTO Hearts of Gold, Solid Gold 3)
Song 3 (2011): Arm in Arm (TTTO Piano Boy, Baruch Levine-Touched by a Niggun)
Song 4 (2012): So it’s Time to Close Your Eyes (TTTO Deaf Man in the Shteeble, Country Yossi)
Song 5 (2013): True Friends (Chaim Fogel)
Song 6 (2014): Dearest Agudah (TTTO Menucha V’simcha, Menucha)

Lyrics By: Chaim Fogel
Added Lyrics to Song 6 By: Izzy Krasnow
The added lyrics are not from the original alma mater and are written to be a thank you from all of us in camp to Chaim for everything he’s done and all the lessons he’s taught us.

Cover Design: Aaron Eliezer Pilchik (thekensingtongraphic@gmail.com)

Camp Agudah on May - 30 - 2016
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4 Responses to “Camp Agudah Presents: Chaim’s Song!”

  1. Chaim says:

    You Cant Explain……

    There are no words to describe how much this means to me! I am still shocked by the surprise and how much thought, effort, and time was dedicated to this! Thank you Izzy, Eliezer, Aron, all the soloists, and all of those who contributed to this amazing amazing production! I am so thankful to be part of such a special camp for giving me the opportunity to put my thoughts into words the past 6 summers! But most importantly, I want to thank the Ribono Shel Olam for letting me realize what each one has within him and that even a little boy from Monsey can accomplish things he never dreamed of accomplishing. He placed these words and ideas in my head and I am so grateful to Him that the messages within the words had the impact they were intended to have.

    *THERE’S NOTHING LIKE A CAMP AGUDAH BOY*

    -Chaim

  2. Anonymous says:

    Chaim, your mother should shep nachas!! You are obviously very well liked & very talented.
    Give her my best regards.
    Eli S’s mother

  3. Izzy says:

    The one person not thanked in Eliezer’s “In General” is the man Eliezer himself. From his relentless stubbornness in getting the absolute perfect version to beautiful c.d’s to printing out the sheets, he was Mr. Everything and really did an unbelievable job in making this a reality!

  4. Eliezer says:

    in the 3 weeks since this was first released, the feedback we’ve all gotten has been unbelievable, so I wanted to share some of my own thoughts about what this meant to me. the question I’ve been asking myself is- why did we do this? (obviously we all know the reason this was done, but what I’m asking is why would anyone have ever thought to do something like this or any of the amazing songs on this site? what could possibly cause anyone to think up an idea like this, something that takes such a large amount of effort, coordination, hard work, and money?) but the answer was right there in front of me, and I saw it so clearly in the reactions I’ve gotten over the last few weeks. We all know camp Agudah is a very unique place, a place that is truly unlike any other, but sometimes we have a hard time explaining it. I’m sure many of you have been asked by people what it is that makes Agudah so special, but at the end of the day you might have been forced to admit that ‘you can’t explain’. It’s just something that you know. But when listening to songs like this you can feel it. You can see all those feelings and thoughts that you couldn’t express, all that conviction you have that there truly is no place like Agudah- all sitting right there in front of you. And when you can see and feel that, you can know very clearly why people are willing to put in the effort necessary for a project like this. A place that special, a place that people feel such a special connection to, will be a place that will put in the work for a project as special as this. I’m just happy we (through Chaim’s amazing songwriting) were able to help people express that. A place like Agudah is made what it is because of the people there, and over the years I’ve learned just how special the camp Agudah boys are. There truly is nothing like a camp Agudah boy I’ve seen it so clearly over the last few weeks, and I just feel lucky to be part of such an amazing group. Only 16 days left I’m counting down the minutes hope to see you all there those of you that won’t be there I’ll miss you all I hope you come visit. Working with such an amazing group I had so much fun doing this thank you so much guys and thank you Chaim. When you take a look around camp Agudah, you’ll realize that there was never even any question of how this project happened. Because you’ll see there’s one thing that’s guaranteed- we’re forever one Agudah family.

    ‘Can’t take Ruach country out of me’

    -Eliezer

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