back to main library

My Shtetl’s calling – 8th Day

A music video starring the popular 8th Day band pays tribute to the warmth, camaraderie and family feeling that the Crown Heights neighborhood is known for.

Type: Music Videos

Year: 2018

Length: 4:32

Director: Daniel Finkelman

A music video starring the popular 8th Day band pays tribute to the warmth, camaraderie and family feeling that the Crown Heights neighborhood is known for.

Directed by Danny Finkelman of Sparks Next and produced by Chaya Greenberg, it was filmed in the Brooklyn neighborhood which is the hub of the Chabad-Lubavitch community and home of the Rebbe.

The video features the local landmarks and figures that make the legendary neighborhood the home-base for hundreds of thousands of people from around the world. It also features a slew of appearances by Jewish music and entertainment stars.

The song "My Shtetl Is Calling," is a remix of the classic 8th Day song "Babenyu," with the Marcus brothers giving the beloved favorite a new 2018 modern Klezmer sound.

The music video was produced in conjunction with COLlive.com, as part of the 10th-anniversary celebration of the community news service, and was debuted at the COLlive Day Concert on Kingston Avenue.

Director
Daniel Finkelman

Executive Producer
Mica Soffer

Producer
Chaya Greenberg

Associate Producer
Menachem Weinstein

Coordinators
Mendy Soffer
Toiby Hayes

AD
Ben Klein

DP
Sawyer Purman

Editor
Shlomo Chaim Rivkin

1st AC
Godfred Sedano

2nd AC
Sandy Ismail

Gaffer
Edgar Mendez

Key Grip
Alex De Leon

DIT
Jon Litt

PA
Zaki Omar

PA
Alejandro

PA
Patrick Merville

PA
Jay Nemar Smith

PA
Shmuel Finkelman

Special thanks:

Shayna Batya Lipsker
Meir Shemtov
Tzvi Greenberg
Berry cohen
Aharon Orian
Mendy Soffer
Toiby Hayes

8th Day - "My Shtetl's Calling" (Babinyu Remix)

Arrangements & synths: Yisroel Drihem Studios, Los Angeles CA

Clarinet & accordion: Leo Chelyapov

Vocals recorded at MT Studios Burbank, CA

Mastered by Dave Donnelly




Characters (in order of appearance):
Devorah Benjamin
Mrs Marozov & Mivtzoim Ladies
R' Nachum Markowitz
Gitty Rapoport
R’ Goldstein
R’ Moshe Feiglin
Mitzva Tank-R’ Baumgarten
Darchei Menachem’s class
Rabbi Shmarya Katzen
Avraham Fried
Tzvi Greenberg
Mekka Greenberg
Lulu Soffer
Ice cream truck - Benyomin

Danny Finkelman
Eli Marcus
Baruch Sholom Blesofsky
R' Berel Kahan
R’ Moshe Pinson
Lieba Kahan, Leibel Kahan, Leah Kahan, Sheva Kahan
Yisroel Clapman
R’ Manis Friedman
Zalman Friedman
R’ Simon Jacobson
Mendy Pellin
Meir Kay
David Chazzan
Vinnie Martinos and NYPD officers
Shmira
Chaveirim
R' Shimmy Weinbaum
R’ Mendy Kotlarsky
Benny Friedman
Chony Milecki
Mica Soffer
Toiby Hayes
Chef David Kolotkin of Basil Hospitality Group
Devorah Halberstam
Chanina Sperlin
Yoni Z.
Zaki Tamir
Avi Keller
Mendy Sacho
COLlive Photographers - Itzik Roytman and Shmuel Amit
Crown Heights Residents

behind the scenes content