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Central California Coast-based singer songwriter and cantorial soloist Alisa Fineman was inspired as a child by a musical family and Jewish summer camps, as well as her wilderness experiences in the Rocky Mountains and Big Sur coast in college and beyond. Since then she has toured diverse communities and folk festival stages across the country while deepening her cantorial studies. Her newest CD, Closing the Distance: Poems, Prayers and Love Songs, features contemporary arrangements of traditional and original songs from the Jewish Diaspora. It is her first Jewish music CD. She currently serves Congregation Beth Israel in Carmel, Calif. Her songs have appeared in film documentaries Seasons of the Soul – Holistic Teachings on the Jewish Holiday Cycle, and Sulha California 2004. www.alisafineman.com