Michelle Citrin at Mike's Place... sort of...

Last night, singer/songwriter, ROI120 participant and Sinai travel buddy Michelle Citrin entertained a packed crowd at Mike’s Place in Jerusalem. Monday night is usually open mic night, but Mike’s Place management graciously consented to allow Michelle to perform a set of her own stuff (check it out at MichelleCitrin.com) and a couple of covers. While Jerusalem has thankfully been spared Katyushas and Qassam’s, Michelle’s gig was a welcome respite from constantly watching the news for the latest word on the state of the current, uh, shit – to paraphrase the ever eloquent US President Bush… Michelle’s set was also visible on a 10 foot screen in the bar courtyard outside for those observing the injunction against listening to live music during the three weeks. Harry (He Knows Thingsâ„¢), who usually matches our Michael for unbridled cynicism, said he enjoyed the show and was even seen to be head-banging during Michelle’s cover of AC DC’s You Shook Me All Night Long. I kid you not. She was THAT good!

And yes. I did forget to bring a camera. You are so clever to have noticed. So sue me, ok?

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Founder and Publisher of Jewlicious, David Abitbol lives in Jerusalem with his wife, newborn daughter and toddler son. Blogging as "ck" he's been blocked on twitter by the right and the left, so he's doing something right.


  • I hope she doesn’t switch managers un Halachikly, and the new manager tells her to make a sick disgusting cd like “youth”.

  • Shes got a great sound. Solid chick rock thing going on. I love it! Wish I was there!

  • She’s awesome…heard her in “the old country” at Makor a few months before…just goes to show you: Fair Lawn and Rutgers breed great rockers.

  • I did take some pics…and though there aren’t that great, I’d be happy to pass them along.

    Good to know that music still brings people together to enjoy life and what a voice this lady has…glad to have her around!

  • citrin? i have her mini cd. great sound. isn’t she a former song leader from the Jewish summer camp circuit? (larry, JewishFilm.com)

  • Mike’s place might have decent music but don’t go for the Mexican food. Check out my blog for the details.