Legally blind and armed with an acoustic guitar, this Jewish Song Leader unites, magnetizes and elevates the communities around him.



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An Endless Passion for Music, for Voices, for Discovery, for People, for Life.

Charlie’s Bio

Full time song leader at Temple Israel of Hollywood, Head Songleader 3 years running at Camp Hess Kramer in Malibu, Faculty at the 2016 UPJ Shir Chadash Conference (Union for Progressive Judaism), Presenter at the 2017 ACC Mid Winter Retreat (American Conference of Cantors), featured as an “Emerging Artist” on Jewish Rock Radio, Faculty at SLBC….

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A touring songleader, songwriter & spiritual leader. Charlie has sung with communities throughout North America, Israel, Australia and New Zealand.


 
 
 

Testimonials

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...I admire his sound and his creativity...tremendous integrity and kindness.”
— Dan Nichols, Touring Jewish Recording Artist
 “I have been delighted to know Charlie Kramer for about 8 years now. I admire his sound and his creativity. I respect how Charlie connects with kids. At all times I have been with him he has demonstrated tremendous integrity and kindness."      Dan Nichols, Touring Jewish Recording Artist

“I have been delighted to know Charlie Kramer for about 8 years now. I admire his sound and his creativity. I respect how Charlie connects with kids. At all times I have been with him he has demonstrated tremendous integrity and kindness."

Dan Nichols, Touring Jewish Recording Artist

...humble, collaborative... effective brand of leadership... truly the full package...
— Rick Recht, Executive Director of Songleader Boot Camp & Jewish Rock Radio
 “I have been personally moved in so many different arenas experiencing Charlie - his sweet and authentic way of connecting with teens, his thoughtful kavannah in spiritual worship, and his humble, collaborative, and effective brand of leadership. Charlie is truly the full package when it comes to Jewish leadership and all around menshlekite!“    Rick Recht, Executive Director of Songleader Boot Camp & Jewish Rock Radio

“I have been personally moved in so many different arenas experiencing Charlie - his sweet and authentic way of connecting with teens, his thoughtful kavannah in spiritual worship, and his humble, collaborative, and effective brand of leadership. Charlie is truly the full package when it comes to Jewish leadership and all around menshlekite!“

Rick Recht, Executive Director of Songleader Boot Camp & Jewish Rock Radio

...amazing spiritual presence... unbelievable voice... brought the magical spark of camp... create(d) a sacred experience for all.”
— Rabbi Gershon Zylberman and Rabbi Rayna Gevurtz, Temple Bat Yahm
 “We had the great honor of having Charlie Kramer lead our daughter's Bat Mitzvah service at our synagogue. Charlie brings an amazing spiritual presence with him as he actively engages the entire community in prayer and song. All of our guests and congregants were drawn into the occasion with Charlie's unbelievable voice and enthusiastic teaching style. His presence on the bima brought the magical spark of camp music into the heart our synagogue space, creating a sacred experience for all.”      Rabbi Gershon Zylberman and Rabbi Rayna Gevurtz, Temple Bat Yahm

“We had the great honor of having Charlie Kramer lead our daughter's Bat Mitzvah service at our synagogue. Charlie brings an amazing spiritual presence with him as he actively engages the entire community in prayer and song. All of our guests and congregants were drawn into the occasion with Charlie's unbelievable voice and enthusiastic teaching style. His presence on the bima brought the magical spark of camp music into the heart our synagogue space, creating a sacred experience for all.”

Rabbi Gershon Zylberman and Rabbi Rayna Gevurtz, Temple Bat Yahm

....Charlie was great to work with... both young and old, loved singing with and getting to know Charlie.”
— Sharon Brown, Educator of Temple Israel of Long Beach
 Our congregation was fortunate to have Charlie join us for a ‘Gathering for Change’ program in October 2017 at Temple Israel. Charlie was great to work with, as we created a multi-generational experience filled with song, discussion, and a hands-on social action project. Participants, both young and old, loved singing with and getting to know Charlie. This is a great program option for congregations to consider.”      Sharon Brown, Educator of Temple Israel of Long Beach

Our congregation was fortunate to have Charlie join us for a ‘Gathering for Change’ program in October 2017 at Temple Israel. Charlie was great to work with, as we created a multi-generational experience filled with song, discussion, and a hands-on social action project. Participants, both young and old, loved singing with and getting to know Charlie. This is a great program option for congregations to consider.”

Sharon Brown, Educator of Temple Israel of Long Beach

“There is just something about Charlie Kramer.... he brings warmth and generosity... works well with any team... strengthens any group... Wise beyond his years... a valuable mentor...
I just love working with Charlie every chance I get.”
— Rabbi Cantor Alison Wissot, Temple Judea
 “There is just something about Charlie Kramer. A soulful gentle spirit, he brings warmth and generosity to every prayer experience, and the congregation can't help but sing with his welcoming style. An excellent musician, he works well with any team of musicians and strengthens any group. Wise beyond his years, Charlie lends insight into the words of prayer and song, creating that sought after and very rare experience where the music and text work to enhance one another in a perfect blend. Charlie is both a valuable mentor to younger souls, and a receptive student seeking growth, another perfect blend. I just love working with Charlie every chance I get.”      Rabbi Cantor Alison Wissot Temple Judea Tarzana, California

“There is just something about Charlie Kramer. A soulful gentle spirit, he brings warmth and generosity to every prayer experience, and the congregation can't help but sing with his welcoming style. An excellent musician, he works well with any team of musicians and strengthens any group. Wise beyond his years, Charlie lends insight into the words of prayer and song, creating that sought after and very rare experience where the music and text work to enhance one another in a perfect blend. Charlie is both a valuable mentor to younger souls, and a receptive student seeking growth, another perfect blend. I just love working with Charlie every chance I get.”

Rabbi Cantor Alison Wissot
Temple Judea
Tarzana, California


“...Charlie is a blessing... a collaborator... and inspires others... Charlie is a gift.”

— Rabbi Jocee Hudson Temple Israel of Hollywood
  “Praying and singing with Charlie is a blessing. His prayerful nature permeates each word that he sings during t’fillah. Charlie is a collaborator. When he leads, he raises up the voice of the congregation and inspires others to sing with him. Charlie is continually aware of the importance of leadership development, teaching and inspiring young children and teens. In short, Charlie is a gift.”      Rabbi Jocee Hudson Temple Israel of Hollywood

“Praying and singing with Charlie is a blessing. His prayerful nature permeates each word that he sings during t’fillah. Charlie is a collaborator. When he leads, he raises up the voice of the congregation and inspires others to sing with him. Charlie is continually aware of the importance of leadership development, teaching and inspiring young children and teens. In short, Charlie is a gift.”

Rabbi Jocee Hudson
Temple Israel of Hollywood