Alison Faith Levy has been a fixture on the national children’s “kindie rock” music scene for many years. She was a founding member of the beloved psychedelic rock band for kids, The Sippy Cups, has toured the country and had hits on satellite radio, and has released two solo albums of her own original music for families. After working in Jewish preschools for many years as a music specialist, Alison realized that the Jewish world was a world she wanted to be in all the time. She has been pursuing her Masters in Jewish Education through Hebrew College, and is now working as an Early Childhood Program Coordinator at Peninsula Temple Beth El in San Mateo, CA. This renewed joyful connection to her Judaism has lead her in a new direction – writing rock n’ roll songs for children and families based on Jewish values and themes. She has recently been in the studio recording her newest album of these tunes, called You Are Magic. Here are two sneak peek tunes from the album. “Turn Around” is based on the idea of Teshuvah, and what it means to reflect on who we are, how we treat other people, and what we can do to make the world a little better, one person at a time. “You Are Magic” is grounded in the idea of B’tzelem Elohim – we are all reflections of the divine, and we all have the power to manifest beauty, harmony, and kindness.