My Bro Norm, Giving Service with Bread and Roses

Cindy Weintraub BrennenJoin Norm Weintraub and I on Help, Hope & Healing, WWLZ820am, Saturday, June 11th, 12-1pm EST.  Yes, Norm would be my brother who gives back to the world by playing his beautiful music for people living in shelters and facilities across the San Francisco Bay Area.  He has had the pleasure of playing with David Ervin who played keys with Ray Charles. Currently, Norm shares his performance with Vlad Cardema,, who is a master of the didgeridoo, an ancient aboriginal horn like instrument creating sound healing.  Norm started this path of giving with Bread and Roses, an organization dedicated to uplifting the human spirit by providing free, live, quality shows to people who live in institutions or are otherwise isolated from society.  This group was developed by Mimi Farina, Joan Baez’s sister, in 1974.  Norm has since branched out and developed his own group of giving, and encourages other musicians to do the same in hopes to help others heal.  Norm has expressed to me that in giving he is the one who receives as he connects with people through his music.  Feel free to call us during the show at 607-732-4820 or 1-866-732-4820.

Cindy Weintraub BrennenNorm will also be playing a couple of his original songs during the show.  He has been known to bring us to tears at our family reunions…singing many tunes that “hit home”. 

Bread & Roses brings hope and healing through live music to isolated individuals in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our performances uplift the spirits of children undergoing chemotherapy, teens battling substance abuse, families in homeless shelters, seniors nearing the end of life transition, and others living apart from friends and family while facing challenging times.

> Read our Mission Statement and about our Current Program and Essence Stories.

Inspired by a 1912 poem by James Oppenheim, Mimi Fariña selected the name Bread & Roses to convey the spirit of the organization which she founded in 1974. Over the years, Bread & Roses has received awards for its community impact as well as its effectiveness and efficiency.

> Read more about our founder and our history.

“My commitment to serving humanity inspires me to support Bread and Roses” ~Carols Santana

To learn more about Bread and Roses click on the link below…



2 thoughts on “My Bro Norm, Giving Service with Bread and Roses

  1. Oh thank you sweetie…I’m very much looking forward to it…we went over the details today…then went to watch the girls dance their rehearsal (with Mama:)….which brought tears to our eyes:) xo

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