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Parents' Choice
mama doni press image Parents' Choice Award

"The album makes excellent use of instrumentation and arrangements, which support Mama Doni's outstanding voice. That voice also highlights the beauty of the Hebrew language. How exciting it is to hear a musician take such a giant leap forward in just a few years!"
Washington Jewish Week
mama doni press image CALL THE DOCTOR, I HAVE 'CHANUKAH FEVER'

"Even in a crowd of 5,500 at the URJ Biennial, Mama Doni stands out. When I saw the blond in the sparkly vest walk by, I couldn't help but yell, 'Doni!'"
OUR KIDS
mama doni press image MAMA DONI: CHANUKAH FEVER

"Mama Doni is a flavorful musician that brings traditional Jewish music to an entirely new level. She has a keen ear for mixing together Latin, disco, reggae, rock, and klezmer to create colorful tunes for her audience."
The Angel Forevor
mama doni press image CHANUKAH FEVER WITH MAMA DONI - GIVEAWAY

"Growing up, we had one main song that we heard for Chanukah. It was the dreidel song that everyone knew. Of course, our Hebrew School teachers introduced us to others, but they were a bit boring. These days, we are lucky to have many more amazing options."
The Kosher Shop-a-holic
mama doni press image FREE JEWISH CHILDREN'S MUSIC DOWNLOAD: COMPLIMENTS OF STREIT'S

"Jewish Children of all ages can join the Mama Doni fanclub and get a free Music Download from The Mama Doni Band, one of the hottest new Jewish Children's music bands."
Mr. Jeff 2000
mama doni press image STARVE A COLD, FEED A CHANUKAH FEVER

"TMama Doni strives for authenticity with its message. You get the hebrew and the meaning to the family and community. The band is committed to preserving Jewish (not to mention Yiddish) spirit in a world filled with 24-hour Christmas music marathons. Not every jewish children's act is sponsored by Streit's Matzoh. Surely a kosher stamp of approval."
Simple Mom Reviews
mama doni press image MAMA DONI: CHANUKAH FEVER GIVEAWAY

"The title track, Chanukah Fever (video below) is super fun, and I like Funky Gold Menorah because it makes me wanna dance! It's been fun remembering some of the things I learned in my Jewish/Christian Dialogue course in college. Thanks Mama Doni!"
Technorati
mama doni press image KID TUNES: CHANUKAH FEVER IS CHANUKAH GELT

"Lyrics that share Chanukah tradition are set to irresistibly animated music. Even the rhythmically-challenged will find themselves rockin' around the Chanukah bush."
Boulder Jewish News
mama doni press image NEW BANDS AT THIS YEAR'S JEWISH FESTIVAL

"Doni's music ventures through dance beats, Latin pop, "Jewgrass" hoe-downs, and dazzling disco ditties to make latkes, dreidels and Yiddish expressions cooler than ever."
Examiner.com
mama doni press image WHEN JUST CELEBRATING ISN'T ENOUGH...HOLIDAYS WITH THE KID WHO NEEDS MORE!

"Doni Zasloff Thomas (a.k.a. Mama Doni), mom, educator, performer, songwriter, and lead singer in The Mama Doni Band, the force behind the CD, Chanukah Fever: 13 Maca-beats for the whole family, (she's even got a degree in Educational Theatre and Performing Arts!) offers the following tips for kicking your Chanukah revelry up a notch:"
Parents' Choice
mama doni press image PARENTS' CHOICE AWARDS

"Shabbat Shaboom is her fourth album of children's music that celebrates Jewish culture, in a surprisingly hip and infectiously fun manner. Mama Doni seamlessly merges girl pop with real lessons in Jewish culture, coupled with a super fast and fluid delivery."
The Kosher Shop-a-holic
mama doni press image JEWISH MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT FOR CHILDREN

"The newest Smash-Hit Jewish children's music act, Mama Doni, has recieved rave reviews, The Boston Globe called The Mama Doni Band 'A zany musical chicken soup of reggae, rock, disco, Latin, Klezmer, and other styles.'"
New York Post
mama doni press image THE MAMA DONI BAND BRINGS JEWISH HERITAGE TO KIDS' MUSIC

"The person you become when you become a parent can be bigger and better than before kids. My kids were my fuel and excited me to do much more. I wouldn't be doing this if I didn't have them."
Jewish Press of Tampa
mama doni press image SALUTING ISRAEL ON ITS 63RD BIRTHDAY--JCC CELEBRATES WITH CHILDREN'S CONCERT

"A wave of children rushed onto the stage when Doni Zasloff Thomas, lead singer of the children's group, The Mama Doni Band, took the mic. The audience started to clap and gradually rose to its feet in a full-on dance as Thomas instructed them to 'show some ruach!'"
Time Out New York Kids
mama doni press image THE MAMA DONI BAND RELEASES NEW ALBUM SHABBAT SHABOOM TODAY, MARCH 22

"The upbeat kindie band gives cultural traditions a genre-mixing musical twist in songs like the disco-inflected 'The Sabbath Queen' and a Richard Simmons–esque take on attending religious services ("Synagoguersize")."
Miami Herald
mama doni press image CHALLAH BACK! MAMA DONI MAKES OY! MUSIC FOR THE KIDS

Not since Woody Allen's "Radio Days", has American Jewish youth culture been celebrated with such a sublime mix of silly and substantive."
Jewish Woman International
mama doni press image JEWISH DOO WOP

"Songwriter/performer Mama Doni's remarkable knack for entertaining and educating comes through loud and clear in her spirited new album, 'Shabbat Shaboom.'"
The New York Times
mama doni press image SPARE TIMES: FOR CHILDREN FOR MARCH. 18-24

"Her stage name may sound as if it belonged on a jar of pasta sauce, but Mama Doni is an indisputably Jewish performer."
Technorati
mama doni press image KIDTUNES: MAMA DONI IS JOYFULLY JEWISH

"Mama Doni is a rock 'n roll rabbi, teaching the world about Jewish tradition, challah, and fun (which is not restricted by religious beliefs)."
Kiwi Magazine
mama doni press image SHABBAT SHABOOM -- MAMA DONI

"Mama Doni is releasing yet another catchy-kitschy CD which rocks, raps, and rolics. The lyrics are creative, original, and funny but the range of rhythms will have everyone dancing, laughing, and challah-ing at the top of their lungs."
Metrokids
mama doni press image KIDS' FUNK WITH A JEWISH TWIST

"Mama Doni excels at creating music that makes customs of her Jewish ancestors accessible to their modern descendants."
Montgomery Media
mama doni press image Mama Doni Band serves up hot musical dishes — Jewish style

"She's hip...she's Jewish...and she's got something to sing about. She's Mama Doni (aka Doni Zasloff Thomas), a musically gifted singer-songwriter from Lower Merion who really knows how to bring audiences of all ages to their feet."
Art & Seek
mama doni press image ART & SEEK JR.: WEEKLY ADVENTURES JUST FOR KIDS (AND THEIR ENTOURAGE)

"Frontwoman/songwriter Doni Zasloff Thomas (a.k.a Mama Doni) says their music connects people to their Jewish identity, and it also shares their culture with those who aren't Jewish. Their music is really intended for families of all backgrounds."
Jenn's RAQ
mama doni press image MUNCHKIN MUSIC MADNESS! SHABBAT SHABOOM BY MAMA DONI

"Mama Doni has put together her best album yet!"
Mommy Perks
mama doni press image SHABBAT SHABOOM (CD GIVEAWAY): AND YOU THOUGHT RELIGION WAS BORING?

"I listened to the entire CD and laughed, chuckled, sang along and enjoyed every minute of it. It's quirky and zany and darn near makes a Protestant consider a temporary mental vacation of the Jewish variety."
Did You See That
mama doni press image SHABBAT SHABOOM (GIVEAWAY)

"I have to say, I laughed out loud at "Synagogersize" because as a Roman Catholic, I've always referred to parts of our Mass as 'Catholic Calisthenics'"
Baby Elan Daily
mama doni press image BABY ELAN MUSIC REVIEW (GIVEAWAY)

"Mama Doni's upbeat music turned out to be educational and entertaining for us!"
Reviewed By Mom
mama doni press image SHABBAT SHABOOM BY MAMA DONI...REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

"I am convinced Shabbat Shaboom by Mama Doni will be a huge hit with everyone in your family...I dare you not to car dance along!! She has already had great success with past releases and has been seen on Good Day New York, Weekend Today in New York, Shalom TV and The Soup!"
The Opinionated Parent
mama doni press image SHABBAT SHABOOM!

"The award winning Mama Doni Band has a huge following and this CD is sure to be another of her hits. The songs are a fun mix of rock, pop, disco, bluegrass (or "Jewgrass" as Mama Doni calls it), klezmer, and tango."
Mommieventures's
mama doni press image SHABBAT SHABOOM REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

"I really enjoyed this CD and the message that I got out of it…..family! Who doesn't like a message about being with family and carrying on the traditions?!"
Song Berries
mama doni press image SHABBAT SHABOOM CD REVIEW

"Shabbat Shaboom touches on such aspects as lighting candles, being with family (mishpocha), celebrating bat mitzvahs, and even the 'workout' that Mama Doni mischievously terms 'synagoguersizing.'"
Whirlwind of Surprises
mama doni press image SHABBAT SHABOOM CHILDREN'S MUSIC REVIEW

"I'll admit this is the first Jewish music I've ever heard and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was all so funky and happy. I think its a great way to introduce children to the Jewish culture and the Yiddish language."
Frugally Green Mom
mama doni press image SHABBAT SHABOOM - A REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY!

"This CD is definitely a party on its own – Doni's upbeat songs will have everyone in the room dancing."
Dad of Divas' Reviews
mama doni press image CD REVIEW - SHABBAT SHABOOM! WITH MAMA DONI & THE MAMA DONI BAND

"The inimitable Mama Doni brings her special brand of 'funky music with a Jewish twist' to a new 'Challah-Day' album...."
Springfield Mommy
mama doni press image THE MAMA DONI BAND 'SHABBAT SHABOOM' CD REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

"This is really a fun and entertaining CD that the entire family can enjoy. My husband has this in his CD player in his car and my daughter requests it to be played as soon as she gets in each and every time...she really enjoys 'Shabbat Shaboom'."
The Angel Forever
mama doni press image SHABBAT SHABOOM -- MAMA DONI'S CHALLAH DAY CELEBRATION FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

"They also giggled about Mama Doni's love for challah in 'Challah-Day' and asked if we could listen to it during Shabbat when they eat their challah."
Multiples and More
mama doni press image REVIEW: THE MAMA DONI BAND'S SHABBAT SHABOOM

"Now I'm going to preface this review with the fact that we are Catholic, but I love music and I love exploring different cultures, plus I saw Mama Doni on E!'s The Soup and had to hear more of her music!"
The New York Times
mama doni press image SPARE TIMES: FOR CHILDREN FOR DEC. 3-9

"Her stage name may sound as if it belonged on a jar of pasta sauce, but Mama Doni is an indisputable Jewish performer."
The New York Times
mama doni press image SPARE TIMES: FOR CHILDREN FOR OCT. 22-28

“Her stage name may sound as if it belonged on a jar of pasta sauce, but Mama Doni is an indisputable Jewish performer.”
Time Out New York Kids
mama doni press image WEDNESDAY'S PICK OF THE DAY: CHANUKAH FEVER! WITH MAMA DONI AND THE MAMA DONI BAND

"Celebrate the final night of the Festival of Lights with a groovy concert."
The New York Times
EVENTS IN WESTCHESTER

“Tarrytown J C C on the Hudson “Mama Doni and the Mama Doni Band Cut Loose at a Chocolate Passover Seder”
The New York Times
SOUNDS OF THE HOLIDAYS

The Star Ledger
MAMA DONI WRITES AND PERFORMS JEWISH THEMED SONGS FOR KIDS

“Doni Zasloff Thomas, a Montclair mother of two, writes and performs Jewish-themed songs for kids under the name Mama Doni. She wants her songs to be a celebration of Jewish culture and something that kids, their parents and their grandparents can enjoy. She performed recently at the Congregation B'Nai Tikvah in North Brunswick.”
The Star Ledger
MAMA DONI SINGS FUNKY CHANUKAH SONGS

“Mama Doni is proud to have a schtick. And that schtick, she says, is to "Jewify" all forms of music - from country to reggae to holiday songs. The result is a kind of wacky Jewish indie-rock for kids.”
Time Out New York Kids
MAMA DONI AND THE MAMA DONI BAND

The singer-songwriter breaks the mold of traditional Jewish music, bringing a blend of reggae, rock, folk, country, klezmer and "Jewgrass" to her shows...
The Jewish Standard
MAMA DONI'S ROCK BAND PERFORMING IN CLOSTER AND WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP

“Mama Doni, a.k.a. Doni Zasloff Thomas of Montclair, and her Jewish indie-rock band for children, perform “funky music with a Jewish twist” at Temple Emanu-El in Closter on Saturday, during Purim festivities....”
L.A. Parent
COOL MACCA-BEATS

"Doni Zasloff Thomas, a.k.a. Mama Doni, serves up 'funky music with a Jewish twist,' covering everything from latkes to Sufganiyot (jelly-filled doughnuts), Hanukkah gelt to 'La Vida Dreidel.'"
The Jewish Standard
'JEWPERSTAR' MAMA DONI CELEBRATES PURIM WITH SONG AND HAMANTASCHEN

“Doni Zasloff Thomas was meant to do this. She was born to get up on stage as Mama Doni, the zany yiddishe answer to Mother Goose.”
New York Post
SKIPPING XMAS

Imagine if Weird Al were female and a big fan of family fun, and you just might get Mama Doni... whose tunes include "La Vida Dreidel.
Jewish Week
JEWISH WEEK

...The Mama Doni Band, above, seemed a perfect fit for a holiday concert and the group's performance at The Jewish Museum on Dec. 25 delighted the large multi-generational crowd consisting of babies to bubbies. The free live performance was part of the annual Family Celebration Day, sponsored by The Jewish Week, where six New York City-based Jewish museums hosted special family and educational activities...
Kiwi Magazine
MAMA DONI - "I LOVE PURIM" CD FREE DOWNLOAD

“Mama Doni has four new hilarious songs about Purim. You didn’t think Purim was all that funny? Well, Mama Doni adds a twist to the holiday by delving into why the Hamantaschen cookie looks like a hat, why every girl dresses as Queen Esther on Purim and what a total jerk Haman was. So, if you need to brush up on your Purim knowledge, pop in this CD and get the Mama Doni version.”
Kiwi Magazine
KIWI MAGAZINE

...Despite all of the music styles Mama Doni imitates, she is part "Weird Al" Yankovic (for the hilarious and suprisingly insightful lyrics), part Sarah Silverman (but much cleaner and only the parts of the Sarah's show where she innocently sings her little heart out) and that adorable mom down the street who manages to wear bright red lipstick and a cute track suit to put out the recycling at 6am. Mama Doni — you had me at mazeltov.
Kiwi Magazine
CHANUKAH FEVER CD BY MAMA DONI

“Mama Doni has done it again with a playful collection of Chanukah songs that will have the kids playing air menorah. Mama Doni, whom I like to refer to as “D Jew Jazzy Mensch” (if I have to explain the reference to DJ Jazzy Jeff, you may be too young!) raps, rhymes, rocks and riffs with original lyrics about the applesauce v. sour cream dilemma (oy! the humanity!), the dilemma of a dusty, disregarded dreidel and a rapper’s redux called Funky Gold Menorah.”
New Jersey Jewish News
mama doni press image MAMA DONI WINS PARENTS' CHOICE AWARD

"What a nice way to start the New Year. Mama Doni, a.k.a. Doni Zasloff Thomas, learned on Rosh Hashana that the Mama Doni band, a musical group popular with the young Jewish family set, received a prestigious Parents' Choice award for their CD, Shabbat Shaboom."
New Jersey Jewish News
mama doni press image CHANUKAH FEVER

“There are three kinds of friends: old friends, new friends, and friends we haven’t met yet. And I’ve found a sub-category of new friends: friends we’d be better friends with if we could only cross paths more often. That’s how I feel about Mama Doni.”
New Jersey Jewish News
mama doni press image MAMA DONI BAND'S 'COOL' MUSIC WILL ENTERTAIN KIDS

“The band’s fourth CD, Shabbat Shaboom, which will be released in February, offers different facets of Shabbat, from celebratory dancing to the quiet hush of the blessings. While it still includes the band’s hallmark silly lyrics and zaniness, the new CD offers a richer musicality than previous works.”
New Jersey Jewish News
THOUSANDS 'REJOICE' IN MUSIC AND CULTURE

“Doni Zasloff Thomas of the Mama Doni Band leads her back-up shofar players at the annual Rejoice Music and Culture Festival on Sept. 13.”
The Daily Record
BAND ROCKS 'PURIM BASH' - MAMA DONI BRINGS SOME INTERGENERATIONAL FUN TO TRADITIONAL JEWISH HOLIDAY

“Some bands play the club scene. The Mama Doni Band rocks out the synagogue circuit. Temples, Jewish schools and the occasional retirement home are fitting venues for a kids' band that belts out songs such as "Oy Yoy Yodel," "Jewperheroes" and the timely "Purim Bash." "I'm trying to make a cultural Jewish statement," lead singer and songwriter Doni Zasloff-Thomas of Montclair said during a phone interview. "I'm celebrating the culture I grew up with and taking those moments of my childhood and celebrating them in a hip, cool way....”
Rockin' Moms
mama doni press image ROCKIN MOMS FEATURED INTERVIEW WITH MAMA DONI AKA DONI ZASLOFF THOMAS

“The newest album is really an evolution for us and I really am thrilled to share it with the world – it is a soulful musical journey all about challah, candles, family...Shabbat Shaboom!”
Near Say
mama doni press image MAMA DONI COOKS WITH JEWISH FLAVOR FOR 'SHABBAT SHABOOM'

“Like Adam Sandler sings, there are so many Jews in show biz; but when it comes to family-friendly parodies, 'Weird' Al Yankovic isn't, but Mama Doni is.”
Examiner.com
mama doni press image BEST RECENT FRUGAL FAMILY ACTIVITIES IN NEW YORK CITY

"Held on what I assume to be the loading dock, the high energy show had kids rocking out on stage and off, followed by a giveaway of free chocolate coins, posters, and CDs. My kids loved Mama Doni's music and haven't stopped playing it since we got home."
Barista Kids
mama doni press image CELEBRATE PASSOVER AT PASSOVER PALOOZA WITH MONTCLAIR'S MAMA DONI

"If you're a fan (she's got a lot), or haven't seen them perform before, you're in luck. Mama Doni will be performing a free concert on Sunday, March 18, a the Streit's Matzo Factory in NYC."
NY Metro Special Parent
mama doni press image MAMA DONI'S PASSOVER PALOOZA - STREIT'S MATZO FACTORY

"Mama Doni invites families to have some music with their matzos when she brings her inimitable brand of 'funky music with a Jewish twist' to an event for everyone who wants to get into the Passover spirit."
Temple Bat Yam
mama doni press image THE MAMA DONI BAND PERFORMS AT TEMPLE BAT YAM

"Considered the Weird Al Yankovic of Jewish children's music by The New York Post, Mama Doni blends reggae, rock, disco, klezmer and 'Jewgrass' together with a hip Jewish sensibility and a zany sense of humor."
National Children's Entertainment
mama doni press image HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE 2010: HANUKKAH GIFTS

“Clever lyrics abound along with a bit of wacky shtick to celebrate not only the holiday but a beloved heritage.”
Primetime Parenting
mama doni press image FREE MAMA DONI CONCERT AT STREIT'S ORIGNAL MATZO FACTORY THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 18!

"Is it possible to make Jewish holidays fun and engaging for children? Yes, and I am proud to personally know one of the best and most talented musicians doing that today. Mama Doni and The Mama Doni Band."
Jewish Humor Central
mama doni press image MAMA DONI LEADS TEAM IN "MISSION IMMATZOBLE"

"The first seder is only two weeks away and the Passover music videos are starting to show up. Here's a new one called "Mission Immatzoble" by Mama Doni and her crew of kids and puppets."
JCCGW Center Scene
mama doni press image DYNAMIC PERFORMER MAMA DONI RETURNS TO THE JCCGW BY POPULAR DEMAND

"I loved performing at the JCCGW for camp last summer...It really is a special place and I am so excited to be returning!"
Jewish Press International
mama doni press image SHABBAT SHABOOM WITH MAMA DONI

"The raison d'être of Mama Doni's presentation goes deeper than surface "shtick." What's important to Doni is the idea of giving children their own current and positive musical voice."
Celebrity Parents Magazine
mama doni press image REVIEW: MAMA DONI'S CHANUKAH FEVER

"Jews and goyim alike will feel the Chanukah Fever. After listening to the CD, we were seriously craving some latkes with applesauce and jelly doughnuts."
Mom's Take on Things
mama doni press image DEALS & STEALS - 1/10/11

"Quirky, zany, offbeat, and unpredictable, The Mama Doni Band expands the horizons of traditional Jewish music with a contagious and unexpected blend of reggae, rock, disco, Latin, klezmer and 'Jewgrass' – all woven together with a hip Jewish sensibility."
GO NOLA
mama doni press image NOLA RECOMMENDS: 5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN NEW ORLEANS

“Catch Chanukah Fever at the JCC....Featuring fun for all ages, children are invited to perform with the band.”
Kvell Corner
mama doni press image 8 DAYS TIL HANUKKAH

“If you like Laurie Berkner-esque music, check out Chanukah Fever and Funky Gold Menorah from the Mama Doni Band.”
Metro Imma
mama doni press image MOM OF THE WEEK: DONI ZASLOFF THOMAS

“is a mom, educator, songwriter, and lead singer in The Mama Doni Band, winner of the Simcha Award for “Inspiring Joy Through Music” at the International Jewish Music Festival.”
Springfield Patch
mama doni press image MAMA DONI: AN ACT TOO FUN TO 'PASSOVER'

“The Mama Doni Band, which will perform in Springfield on Sunday, can best be described as children's entertainment with a Jewish twist.”
Broadway World
mama doni press image MAMA DONI BAND PRESENTS SHABBAT SHABOOM! AT THE MUSEUM OF JEWISH HERITAGE

“The award winning Mama Doni Band brings its special brand of "funky music with a Jewish twist" to an all-new family show featuring a sneak peak into the upcoming release of Mama Doni's CD Shabbat Shaboom!”
Paramus Post
MAMA DONI & THE MAMA DONI BAND GO WILD WITH ‘CHANUKAH FEVER’ IN NEW JERSEY

“In a spirit of outrageous fun, The Mama Doni Band brings its special brand of “funky music with a Jewish twist” to two all-ages Chanukah shows....”
OregonLive.com
CD REVIEW: 'CHANUKAH FEVER: 13 MACCA-BEATS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY'

“Play this CD while you're peeling dozens of potatoes for latkes (potato pancakes). And if you're decorating a tree and baking Christmas cookies, you'll like it, too.”
Coast Gaurd Spouses Club
mama doni press image HANUKKAH IS HERE!

“The funky band plays tunes that focus on Jewish themes, but with a twist: Your tyke will be reggae dancing to "Mazel Tov" and disco jiving to "Sabbath Queen.”
Pajama Mommy
CHANUKAH FEVER: THE MAMA DONI BAND (THE WACKY JEWISH INDIE ROCK BAND FOR KIDS)!!!

“KIWI magazine called Doni Zasloff Thomas, “Part Weird Al’ Yankovic (for the hilarious and surprisingly insightful lyrics), part Sarah Silverman (but much cleaner and only the parts of Sarah’s show where she innocently sings her little heart out), and that adorable mom down the street who manages to wear bright red lipstick and cute track suit to put out the recycling at 6 a.m.”
About.com
FREE KIDS' MUSIC: CELEBRATE PURIM WITH MAMA DONI!

“That's right, free kids' music, and just in time for Purim! Hot on the heels of her Chanukah CD, I Love Chanukah!, Mama Doni (Doni Zasloff Thomas) releases I Love Purim! this month. The four-song EP will be available for free download during the month of March on the Mama Doni website. You can also purchase the actual disk from CDBaby.com.”
Parents Who Rock.com
THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT!

“Anyway you look at it, last Sunday's (February 22) Rockin' for Kids benefit show was a huge success--whether it's turnout (huge), money raised (lots and lots) and fun for kids (couldn't keep 'em from dancing,...Mama Doni and her band came on and played a wild, raucous set that got the kids following her around the auditorium and up on stage, pied piper-like.”
Kids Trends Weekly
REVIEW OF "I LOVE HERRING (& OTHER FISH SHTICKS FOR KIDS)":

“Your kids will love this funky music with a Jewish twist. Mama Doni "I Love Herring" is a little reggae, folk, country, klezmer and “Jewgrass” all woven together with Yiddish terms and a Jewish sensibility. This progressive music brings an unexpected and playful twist to Jewish culture, humor, and traditions.”
Midwest Book Review
REVIEW OF "I LOVE PURIM!"

“Unique, lively, and solid entertainment for children, "I Love Purim!" is comprised of four performances of 'funky music with a Jewish twist' by Doni Zasloff Thomas... each number is a take-off on the Jewish holiday of Purim as Mama Doni blends reggae, rock, folk, country, klezmer, and 'Jewgrass' into a production that weaves Yiddish and 'Jewish Hip' with solid musical entertainment values. The result is a rollicking, toe-tapping CD perfect for kids of all ages...”
Richmond Parents Monthly (VA)
REVIEW OF "I LOVE HERRING (& OTHER FISH SHTICKS FOR KIDS)":

“The cover of Mama Doni’s “I Love Herring and Other Fish Schticks for Kids” is what made me run home and pop it into the CD player. The cover features Mama Doni, or Doni Zasloff Thomas, who could not be cuter. But like a kitschy Euro ad, the cover also includes an empty pickled herring jar and two fish sticks. I was immediately rewarded with a song about a “gefilte fish named Schlomo.” Each proceeding song proved more entertaining than the last and I found myself unconsciously boogying in the kitchen while I made lunch...In the spirit of Adam Sandler and his Chanukah song, Mama Doni sings about all things Jewish while being clever, not just glib. She has found a way to revel in and share bits of her heritage through humor and music, not only to her fellow Jews, but also to Gentiles like me...”
Out With the Kids
FREE KID'S MUSIC - MAMA DONI'S "I LOVE PURIM!"

“To celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim, MAMA DONI is giving away her latest 4 song EP "I Love Purim!" to all takers, for the whole of March!”
Barista Kids
MORE CONCERTS ROCK MONTCLAIR

“Mama Doni was like the Pied Piper with a long line of kids following her around yelling, 'Oy vey!'”
News Times
MAMA DONI TO PLAY PURIM CARNIVAL

“Purim is one of the more joyous holidays on the Jewish calendar and Mama Doni, who performs songs such as "Kooky Cookie," "The Funky Gold Menorah" and "The Purim Bash," brings plenty of celebratory spirit with her music, which is written for children, but with parents (and grandparents) in mind.”
Connecticut Post
MAMA DONI TO PLAY PURIM CARNIVAL

“With a new four-song EP called "I Love Purim!," Mama Doni and her band are as appropriate an act as there is to headline the Stamford Jewish Community Center's Purim Carnival on Sunday...”
The Opinionated Parent.com
MUSIC WEEK: MAMA DONI!

“...Whether you're Jewish or not, there's no way you won't dig this CD. With tunes like Funky Gold Menorah, Jewperheroes & Fahklempt, it'll have your whole family bopping right along. If your children are Jewish they, in particular, would likely love learning about their religion & culture from such a hip & modern chick.”
The Record
"JEWIFIED JINGLES FOR THE HOLIDAYS"

Amid all the "Silent Nights" and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeers" twinkling on the radio, there's usually only the Dreidel Song and Adam Sandler's "It's Time for Hanukkah."

Mama Doni would like to change all that. Doni Zasloff Thomas offers four more Hanukkah songs on her self-produced CD, "I Love Chanukah,"...she loves to mix different musical styles and joked that she's always finding new styles waiting to be "jewified.
Jewish Woman International
CATCHY TUNES

Step aside, "I Have a Little Dreidel." This year, there are some new Jewish songs on CD players and iPods, thanks to Mama Doni....
About.com - Warren's Children's Music Blog
DOWNLOAD MAMA DONI'S FREE HOLIDAYS EP, I LOVE CHANUKAH

Chanukah is rapidly approaching, and just in time comes free holiday music from Mama Doni! Even if you don't know the difference between a latke and a sufganiyot, you should download this fun Chanukah EP today!
Baristanet
CH-CH-CH-CHANUKAHH

...this Eveready Battery of a yiddishe mama from Montclair, Doni Zasloff Thomas...I'd love to see some kids go carol these songs door to door.
Philadelphia Marriage Examiner - Holiday Hints
MAMA DONI'S AMAZING HANUKKAH GIFT

Mama Doni is a wild woman of Jewish Music...performs internationally... bringing her signature brand of "funky music with a Jewish twist" to an ever-expanding fan base...
Hilltown Families
HILLTOWN FAMILIES

Get Wild & Crazy This Chanukah with Doni Zasloff Thomas...
"I Love Chanukah" rated on About.com
THE BEST HANUKAH MUSIC FOR KIDS
Singing in the Bathtub
SINGING IN THE BATHTUB

When I put on Mama Doni I saw a lot of heads bobbing, especially to "Funky Gold Menorah." I even saw some air turntable spinning. "It rocks," or "It's funky" one 10 year old wrote. It reminds me of Hannah Montana (but you make better songs than Hannah Montana)," a 9 year old girl commented.
Media Macaroni
ROCKIN HANUKAH FUNTIME

On a recent weekend afternoon, the fam and I were kickin' it to Mama Doni's "I Love Herring (& Other Fish Shticks For Kids)" and no joke, at several moments throughout the CD we were all laughing out loud...listen as Mama Doni spreads around some challah-day spirit in her inimitable cross between Sheryl Crow and Tone Loc...
A to Z Kids Stuff
A to Z KIDS STUFF

...A variety of lyrics and tunes that are fun-filled and great to dance to. Energetic music with a Jewish twist with a mix of hip sounds. A great CD that is fun and entertaining with cleaver words and music.
The Denver Westword
THE DENVER WESTWORD

...Seven-year-olds will likely enjoy these novelty ditties, exemplified by a rap satire dubbed "The Funky Gold Menorah" and a modified samba with a Ricky Martin twist titled "La Vida Dreidel,"...
Zooglobble.com
ZOOGLOBBLE

...Mama Doni, on the other hand, takes a more comedic approach on her I Love Chanukah EP -- if you ever wondered what "Living La Vida Loca" would sound like mashed into a song celebrating Chanukah, "La Vida Dreidel" answers that question...
Knoxville News-Sentinel
KNOXVILLE NEWS-SENTINEL

...this little four-song collection has a rap, too, but it's far more fun. The snort-heavy "You Say Hanukkah (I Say Chanukah)" is funny for all ages.
Staten Island Advance (NY)
STATEN ISLAND ADVANCE

...Wacky, high-energy music and participating in the show as they spin like a dreidel and dance with this shofar-blowing band...
Union for Reform Judaism
UNION FOR REFORM JUDAISM

The Chosen Blog, Popjudaica.com
POPJUDAICA.COM

Mama Doni's tunes are definitely upbeat and good for making sure your party stays up and alive, no matter the age of your partiers. Mama Doni's "The Funky Gold Menorah," is a trippy-fun tune!
Berrie Sweet Picks
BERRIE SWEET PICKS

...my little music lover danced and danced, a smile on her face the whole time.
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