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Maine Public Radio Special: Chanukah Memories 2021

Click below to hear MPBN’s live program of: “Chanukah Memories with Lisa Mayer, The Maine Rebbetzin.” 

Hear three short stories from my meshugene life and sing a few Chanuka songs — some you might know, and one you might not!

Maine Public Radio Special: Chanukah Memories 2020

The Maine Rebbetzin, Lisa Mayer, is a Clio-Award winning copywriter from Madison Avenue in New York City who now lives in Auburn, Maine, near lakes, mountains, moose and Starbucks. Her funny, bite-sized memoirs have been featured on the Huffington Post and published in the National Jewish Forward and other newspapers.

She has performed all over the world from Cracow to Jerusalem, and from Montreal to Dallas as a Yiddish singer and Klezmer violinist together with her husband, Rabbi Sruli Dresdner, and has been featured on PBS-TV and National Public Radio. She also started the Maine-ly Jewish Storytelling Festival, now in its fourth year. 

Rebbetzin Lisa’s hilarious readings about her (poopoopoo!) 5 kids, 4 careers, 3 pets, 2 husbands, and 1 unusually happy orthodox childhood in Queens, NY, always get standing ovations!  

Her program (for adults only) runs a little over an hour, plus time for questions and laughter.


“Your stories were so funny, I couldn’t stop laughing. But there was always something deeper, poignant, underneath.” 

Kahal Breira, Boston


“Lisa! Lisa! Lisa!” 

Conference for Jewish Life, Colby College, Maine


“Thank you so much! You are so pleasant and entertaining. Everyone was so animated by your stories– really glad to see people enjoying themselves!”  

–Hollis Hills Jewish Center


“Still rapt by your deliciously intoxicating memoir…”  

—Yiddish New York

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