Brought together through their collective love of Israel, Judaism, and common musical influences, Micha & Lisa join together from opposite ends of the world to blend their songwriting and performing talents, creating songs that are joyous and appealing, created in Israel for a worldwide audience.
Micha Biton is a prolific Israeli singer-songwriter who has produced five albums of original music. Raised in Sederot until the age of nine, as the fifth of ten children in a family with strong Moroccan roots, Micha was sent to live in Jerusalem with Ashkenazi foster parents. The influences of both cultures strongly impact his song writing. Micha’s story is chronicled in the famous children’s book “El Atzmi,” which for over three decades has been read by countless Israeli youth. His poignant and beautiful song SheYavo became the unofficial anthem for the release of Gilad Shalit. Micha lives in Netiv HaAsara, a moshav on the border of the Gaza Strip.
Lisa Silverstein Tzur—a product of the American Reform Movement’s camps and NFTY— graduated from the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in 1997. Since the age of fourteen, Lisa has been an active member of the Jewish music scene as a song leader, composer, and performer. She has been on staff and faculty of numerous URJ camps and for NFTY in Israel for many years. Her fascination with Israeli music began years ago, and the basis for most of her Hebrew fluency evolved from her study of modern Israeli music and poetry. Lisa lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, and spends a significant amount of time in her second home in Hertzliya Pituach.
Together, Micha & Lisa blend their voices into a dynamic fusion of joyful prayer, in Israel and around