Pinecrest, Florida – June 9, 2017 – Coral Reef Senior High School’s rising senior, Paloma Aisenberg, is the creator and producer of a music project, released today on iTunes,  the song titled Love Is the Answer© with all proceeds benefitting the Hancock French Woods Arts Alliance. “The Hancock-French Woods Arts Alliance is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit corporation that was formed by the French Woods Festival family to provide encouragement for the arts through education and financial support for children and young adults from low income and culturally diverse areas.”

The digital download is priced at $.99 on iTunes (now available for purchase) and can also be downloaded on Spotify and Google Music. The benefit recording of “Love Is The Answer” was created and led by Paloma Aisenberg, along with a creative team composed of Victor Legra, Beth and Ron Schaefer (co-executive producers), Josh Freilich (composer), Matt Stern (music director), and Caleb Whitehorse (film production) and recorded at French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts in Hancock, New York. The accompanying video features over 45 French Woods campers from New York, California, Florida, and more.  In addition, a music video is available on YouTube.

Created to support children and young adults who are not able to study and pursue the performing arts due to a lack of financial support and to encourage the arts through education, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the song will benefit the Hancock French Woods Arts Alliance program. This program has encouraged young performers of all cultural backgrounds to not be afraid to pursue their dreams and give them the opportunity to study these arts at the highest institutions. Additional donations will be welcome directly from the scholarship program’s website at hfwaa.org.  The funds raised will be used for college scholarships granted to needy and deserving young people committed to a career in the arts.

“When I heard everyone sing the song that I wrote for them for the first time, I felt the sort of oneness that I have felt just being there as a camper playing show tunes on the piano when I was 14, and I was reminded of how music, love, and good vibes can change the world. It’s really one of my favorite feelings in the world, knowing that we can bring people together with a lot of good friends and a song,” said Josh Freilich, the composer, in a statement.

“I am asking each and every single one of you to share this song with ten close family and friends and through whatever social media you may have, and we will all see how through our camp family this project will soar to new heights and positively impact and influence the new generation of artists. Money should not restrict true talent and passion,” said Paloma Aisenberg.

In addition to being an outstanding student, Paloma received The Princeton Service Award from the Princeton Club of Miami. The Princeton Service Award is given to an outstanding junior in recognition of their civic engagement, service and commitment to the community. Paloma Aisenberg is Coral Reef’s first recipient of this award. As a Drama student in the Visual and Performing Arts Academy at Coral Reef she strives to balance her performing arts passion, her academics and her community involvement with an emphasis on social justice projects, Paloma also serves in numerous clubs and honor societies, often in a leadership capacity.  She has been in over 20 productions with the Miami Children’s Theatre and French Woods Festival of the Arts Camp and has won 4 Critic’s Choice Awards at the Florida State and District Thespian competitions. Paloma has been named a Social Justice Fellow at her Temple Beth Am’s Fellowship, participating in community service projects every month and was recently chosen – and attended – as an American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) student ambassador in Washington, DC.

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Photo: Paloma Aisenberg

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